For many surfers, surfing is a lifelong sport. One in which there is no final destination, no finish line to cross. Even as average, working class surfers (as I like to refer to myself) we get locked into this obsession of always wanting to take our surfing one step further. So, if you’re a bit like me, and looking for a few ways to help improve your surfing and up your fun factor out in the water, I’ve put together an easy-to-follow list here!
From the moment my obsession with surfing began, maybe around 8 or 9 years old, I always day-dreamed about becoming a professional surfer. Throughout my early teenage years I surfed in competitions and I even managed to receive support from a few amazing sponsors. And as a kid that grew up in a wave-starved stretch of coast in South Carolina, I felt like I was doing a damn good job. Like I was well on my way.
The conditions are always changing... Out in the waves. Here on dry land. While we breathe and sweat on the yoga mat. The world around us is constantly moving through seasons and cycles and transformation. And we are much the same. So while we can't always control the conditions, the question becomes, "How can we respond?"
Bali is a place that had always been on my list of places to visit before I die, but it’s a place that also seemed so far away, so foreign, and somewhere that I didn’t think I was quite ready for… Not just yet. That is until, about a year ago now, I received an email from Go Light Our World Founder, Kayla Nielsen, that would change everything.
You know I gotta rock my Sunburnt & Salty x Ocean State of Mind Tote bag everywhere I go. It’s perfect for going from the beach to the yoga studio to the market and then heading out on the town. Here I’ve listed my top 7 essentials that I carry with me in my tote bag so that I’m prepared for whatever my day has to bring.
These tips will help anyone who is looking to catch a couple more waves during their next session. So whether you are about to go on a surf trip to a popular destination, or you are just getting frustrated with the crowds at your home break, try one, three, or all of these suggestions below to help you get your fair share of waves.