Surf Classes

I absolutely like trying new things, and one of the things I would like to try is surfing.  That brings me to the first concert of questions, though:  How does one learn?  Most of the other new activities I’ve tried I had someone show me how to do it.  When I learned to ride a bike (meaning a motorcycle), when I first went rollerskating (yes, skating), and when I learned how to climb a rock wall, I had people show me how to do it.  So it seems like surfing is probably no different and it would be a good idea to get someone to teach you.  The only problem is I don’t exactly live near a beach.  Well, at least not one that I would be able to surf at where I would like.  So I think I’m going to have to find a place that can teach me.  I know those exist because I actually have seen them before.

There is a Costa Rica surf camp that I have been checking out on the net and it seems like a really exciting camp.  They give you lodging and everything and they teach you how to do all things related with surfing during the day and then you can hang out and do whatever you want in the evening.  I’ve never been there and it seems like a pretty nice place, at least based on what I’ve seen, so it would be pretty coolbeans to go there.  And the part that I like is that it’s a multi day thing so it’s not like you just get one lesson and then that’s it.  And that’s probably really correct, too, because I don’t think you could master surfing after only one lesson.  I really can’t master anything after one lesson.  So it seems like I’m going to be getting more information about this place and seeing if it really looks like something that I want to do.  I’m going to see if I can get some more information about things I need to know to surf in general, too.  I really haven’t got any idea about what to expect other than I know that you’re riding a board on the water.  I think that paddling out to the waves is probably not that hard (watch me be incorrect about that) but it seems like standing up on a wave is the hardest part based on the little that I’ve always seen with people.  I’m ready to surf.