Learning to surf is an exciting adventure and a common query is – how long does it take to learn to surf?

Like all sports when you are learning to surf it is affected by how often you get a chance to practise, your previous experiences and your confidence.

Firstly, how often you get the chance to get in the water and catch waves will have a massive impact on your learning curve. When learning to surf remember that wave count is essential to give yourself the opportunity to practise your new skills and learn to surf.

Secondly, a person’s previous experience with water can affect how long it takes to learn to surf. Those who are comfortable in the water, have swimming skills, and are familiar with waves might learn to surf faster than those who are not as comfortable with water. However, water confidence soon grows and as you surf more and more you will discover you are building confidence with each surf, as you progress and gain experience in different conditions.

Generally speaking, it takes about 10-20 hours of lessons to learn and start to master the basics of surfing, including learning how to stand up on a board and catch waves. However, the learning process doesn’t stop there. Becoming proficient in surfing can take years of consistent practice, as there are always new techniques and waves to master.

Surfing is a sport that requires patience and dedication, but the reward of being able to ride waves and connect with the ocean is well worth the time and effort spent learning. So, if you’re interested in becoming a surfer and learning to surf, be prepared to put in some time and effort if you want to progress and hone your skills but rest assured that the end result is definitely worth it.


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