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Surfing as a Way of Life for Health and Adventure

Surfing is more than just a sport; it’s a way of life that many people around the world embrace for its adventures and unique blend of physical and mental benefits. As Kelly Slater was quoted saying “Surfing is like Mafia, once you’re in, you’re in. There’s no getting out”.

When you step into the world of surfing, you’re not just learning how to manoeuvre a board over the waves; you’re embracing a lifestyle that celebrates connection with nature, promotes wellness, and builds a community of like-minded enthusiasts. Embracing surfing means aligning your daily routine and choices with the rhythms of the ocean. Surf offers not only a physical challenge but also tranquility and a rare escape from the stress of everyday life.

At the heart of this lifestyle is the ocean—vast, mysterious, and inviting. Every wave brings a new challenge and, with it, a chance to improve, adapt, and celebrate the joys of surfing. Whether it’s catching the early morning surf or watching the sunset across the water after a fulfilling day, the experiences forge a deep connection with nature that is both grounding and exhilarating. This introduction to the surf lifestyle might just be what you need to transform your approach to life, highlighting the sport and the profound impact it can have on your well-being and outlook. Join us as we explore what it means to incorporate surf into your lifestyle, the health benefits it offers, and how to plan your next adventure to the best surf spots onboard an experienced surf charter.

Surfing as a Way of Life

Surfing is about more than catching waves—it’s about embracing a philosophy that values simplicity, respect for nature, and a passion for adventure. Those who value this lifestyle, usually spend lots of time at the beach, but it’s not just about surfing. It’s about an appreciation for the ocean and everything around it. It means early mornings watching the sunrise while paddling out into the calm, cool waters and evenings watching the sunset as the waves crash onto the shore.

This lifestyle also involves travel—chasing the perfect wave, exploring new beaches, and understanding different cultures and environments. It’s about a minimalistic approach to life, where the focus is on experiences rather than possessions. The community is welcoming and friendly, sharing tips and stories and often a bonfire at the beach. Committing to this lifestyle can mean making changes in daily routines to accommodate more beach time, prioritizing physical fitness, and opting for environmentally friendly practices to protect the oceans.

Health Benefits of Surfing Regularly

Surfing is not only fun; it’s incredibly beneficial for your health. Surfing regularly can boost your physical and mental well-being. First and foremost, it’s a great full-body workout. Paddling out strengthens your arms and shoulders, whilst improving your balance and flexibility.

Mentally, surfing is a powerful stress reliever. Being in the water has been shown to reduce stress hormones, and the focus required to surf can provide a mental break from the day’s worries, acting almost like meditation. The combination of intense physical activity and being surrounded by nature boosts the production of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones, which can improve mood and even help fight depression.

Regular surfing can also improve cardiovascular health, as it is an aerobic exercise that pushes your endurance every time. The benefits extend beyond the body and mind, as regularly spending time in a community of surfers can enhance your social life and connect you with supportive, like-minded individuals.

How to Incorporate Surfing Into Your Daily Life

Incorporating surfing into your daily life might seem challenging at first, especially if you live far from the ocean or have a busy schedule. However, with some creativity and commitment, it’s entirely possible to weave this sport into your routine. Start by setting specific days or times of the week dedicated to surfing. This could mean early mornings before work or sunset sessions if you live near the coast. For those living inland, planning weekend trips to surf destinations can be a great alternative.

Incorporate surf-related workouts into your daily fitness regime as well. Activities like swimming, yoga, and balance board exercises enhance your strength, flexibility, and balance, which are crucial for surfing. Watching surf videos or reading surf magazines can also keep you connected and inspired about the sport. Moreover, engaging with the surf community through online forums or local clubs can provide motivation and deepen your understanding and love for surfing. By making these activities part of your life, you gradually embrace the surf lifestyle, even when you are not on the water.

Choosing Your Next Surfing Adventure with AWAVE Travel’s Surf Charters

For those looking to improve their surfing, there is no better way than booking a surf trip with your friends. This gives you periods of unbroken time to really focus on waves. Surf Charters are an amazing way for intermediate-plus surfers to get as many waves as possible on a trip.

When planning your next surf adventure, choosing the right surf charter is crucial. Surf Charters with quality surf guiding and accommodation can make or break a trip, providing access to prime surf spots and ensuring a safe journey. When selecting a surf charter, look for those that match your level and the waves you’re chasing. AWAVE Travel’s Team can assist in advising you on the best locations and boats for your trip! Experienced charter operators allow you to relax, and enjoy the trip!

Additionally, consider the services they provide. Does the charter offer logistical support such as airport pick-ups and transport? Are they committed to sustainable practices that protect our oceans and beaches? By choosing the right partner, you ensure that your every trip is not just about surfing but also about exploring new cultures and environments under the guidance of knowledgeable guides.

Why Choose AWAVE Travel for Your Next Surf Trip

Choosing the right trip for your surf adventures can significantly impact your experience. At AWAVE Travel, we understand the soul of surfing and the importance of finding the right waves for you. We connect you with a hand-picked selection of high-quality surf charters around the world, ensuring that every trip is perfectly matched to your needs — whether you’re looking for chilled surf or chasing heavier waves, we can advise the best option for you!

Ready to explore? Travel with us and experience why so many surfers trust AWAVE Travel to craft their perfect surf journey. Dive into your next great adventure, and let us help make your trip unforgettable.

Written by The AWAVE Travel Content Team

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Tatsiana Radchanka 04/21/2024

Amazing surf camp. Felt at home there. Super nice, kind, helpful staff. Any of my requests has been satisfied. Highly recommended!

Charles Viellevoye 03/27/2024

Very professional team. Giulia is always on and have an accurate answer to all my questions. The boat trip was incredibly well organised. Nothing was missing.

Emily Bullen 04/03/2024

Professional and Top Notch! From the moment we started planning our trip AWAVE was responsive and professional. We had a lot of back and forth picking the perfect location and resort and James and Giulia were patient and helpful. The resort we stayed at, AYADA in the Maldives, was beautiful and relaxing- great for families and couples! It was perfect for us- we have 1 surfer in the family, he was able to enjoy the waves and we also were able to enjoy the reef and snorkel as a family. Our kids loved the kids club and the private pool on the beach villas was amazing. The alcohol is expensive if you don’t do full board but that is to be expected. Wonderful vacation and amazing travel agency! Definitely recommend!!

Cobus and Jackie Van Aswegen 10/19/23

awesome last minute trip which was well communicated, friendly crew and great surf guide! waves were not the best but we realised at the time of booking that it was end of season. crew could not be more friendly and willing to help all the time - chef prepared a wide variety of food and never any complaints on that front - thanks!!!... we will be back for more!

Steve 10/07/23

I've used Awave twice ... so far. This is the second time I've used Awave for a trip to the maldives. Stayed in 2 different resorts this time. They've always been incredibly prompt at replying and handled everything for us, making sure the 2 Resorts were in touch to get us transfered half way through our trip. At one of the resorts I even bumped into Giulia and Delia who were out there surfing at the time. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll use awave again if I'm booking a surf trip

Donald Ayres 11/06/23

Indonesia Surf Trip/ Java/Bali/Sumba - James Colston was my representative from AWAVE - I’m an older solo surfer and James was attentive, respectful, extremely responsive from the initial planning stages all the way through the booking. And he was so patient with all my crazy questions along the way. I couldn’t have been more pleased with James’s level of service. Thank you James

Alex Daish 12/28/23

Giulia was an amazing person to book with. I was overwhelmed with choices initially, but AWAVE knew their stuff and helped me with my options and even suggested delaying my trip so I could go to a certain hotel which ended up being the best decision I made all year.

Mickey 01/24/24

Giulia and James were always on line to answer any question or to give an advice. The Ayada resort is perfect both for families or for couples. We did not have waves as the season goes from April to September, but there are plenty options to have fun and good times. Highly recommended both Awave and Ayada.

James 01/30/24

The AWAVE team are knowledgable and helpful. Giulia is a very helpful and patient person to deal with, and do not worry, you can trust her. I had to delay my trip to Morocco due to unforeseen circumstances and Giulia was very understanding. I have just returned from having a fantastic week at Amouage in Taghazout. Thanks AWAVE!

Omar AlJammaz 03/07/23

Great travel options, great customer support, simplifying planing process.
Looking forward for my next trip.