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If you are among those people, who do not lose determination and purpose in adverse situations, then the tips mentioned in this write-up are for you to follow, that will help you stay strong and maintain that resoluteness. Let us discuss a few of the surfing tips that would prove beneficial in cold weathers.
Gear – Wetsuits, that are donned prior to surfing in the sea, whether female wetsuits or the men's wetsuits are the best clothing for water sports activities. Gear is one of the most important constituents when it comes to water sports. One can enjoy this lovely sport fully if one has the zeal to overcome all the challenges. Neoprene is the material that is commonly used for making top class wetsuits. It is again split into a number of thin sheets that helps the person move or feel at ease while partaking in surfing in the sea.
- Neoprene is a rubber-like material that stretches according to your body requirements. Neoprene is available in different varieties. While on one hand, some are excessively stiff, on the other hand, there’re also such neoprene materials that are lightweight. Open-cell and closed-cell are two major types of neoprene. However, the sort you’d be requiring depends entirely on the temperature of the water.
- Starting your session in the right manner – Start your sport in the right manner. You have to make sure that you are warm before you start surfing. Indulge in a brief pre-surf workout to charge up yourself well before you get into the surfing mode. You can eat complex carbs with some proteins and of course the water. It's important to have the basics in place before you set out to surf in the open sea. You can do some warming exercises at the beach before you get in; get your body mechanism in place that would make your heart pump faster, thereby warming up your blood. Pilates and yoga can also prove quite effective in warming yourself up.
- Moisturize well – If you are going to spend a lot of time in the cold water, the stronger winds will eventually prove disastrous to the skin. Hence it is important to equip yourself well before you are ready to face the extremities. Apply a good amount of moisturizer before you take the plunge. Vaseline creates an obstruction between the atmosphere and your body that prevents the water from seeping into your skin. As a result of this, it aids the skin stay moisturized for a prolonged period of time, thus averting it from freezing. Apply the same trick for your face also.
- Surfing boards – Winters usually come with bigger waves. Hence, it’s important that you pick your surfing board that is bigger in size or rather something that is heavy to help you rely on with the strong currents. More the volume, the better the stability in it. Hence, make your selection to give you the best feel.
It is highly important to keep moving while surfing in the open seas. Rub your palms, paddle, move your feet, change positions, do anything to create movements that would keep you warm. Keep in mind that you can in no way stop your movements since, on doing that, you’ll be left freezing and the sole alternative would then be to come out of the water. The strong winds can really leave your skin dark, bruised and dry. Hence, protect yourself as soon as you are out of the water. Moreover, make sure that you use a good quality men's wetsuit for getting the best experience every time. Hope that following the above-mentioned tricks would rid you of all the unwanted concerns regarding surfing in winters, and leave you all the more zealous.
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