4 habits for safer surfing

Pedro Lima
12 of July 2022
4 habits for safer surfing

Every surfer’s dream is to catch big waves every day. Some factors that can influence the realization of this dream do not depend on the surfer’s will, such as the size of the waves, strength and direction of the wind, etc…

But there are measures that can help make this dream a reality.

Surfing is a relatively safe sport, but as with all types of action, it involves some risks.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

These are just 4 habits that can make surfing safer:

Check the equipment

Always check that the equipment is in good condition, as a broken leash or a loose keel can put you in a risky situation.

Checking the material is essential for their own safety and that of others at sea. Being attached to the board means being attached to something that floats, serving as a means of rescue if necessary.

Do not surf alone

As with most adventure sports, a partner can lend a hand when things don’t go as planned.

If you feel bad or something happens, you don’t have anyone with you to help you or call for help.

Avoid crowd

In all surf spots there are those waves that are the favorite of local surfers and usually very disputed.

However, there is always that wave that breaks further to the side, which may not be so good, but will make the surfing session safer and less stressful.

Know the place

It is always indicated that, when surfing a spot for the first time, ask a local, or lifeguard, about the sea conditions and risks existing at the time you will be surfing.

Surf guides and websites usually only give an overview of conditions.

With these habits surfing will certainly be safer, increasing the chances of the dream coming true.