If you have surfed before, be it in Fuerteventura or anywhere else, you will know that it is a very demanding sport, both physically and technically. But how much does it cost to surf in the north of Fuerteventura?
All sports have their complexities and surfing is of course no exception. A choice as “simple” as choosing a board suitable for sea conditions can be complex, especially if we are not experts in the field.
Surfing, a sport to practice, practice and practice
In surfing, as in any other sport, continuous and habitual practice gives us greater control and skill. And the truth is that the more we learn, the more we enjoy. And the more we enjoy, the more we want to learn. It is a spectacular vicious circle.
Especially at the beginning it is very important that students take classes to learn the basic concepts necessary to be able to surf safely and efficiently. Efficient in the sense that the sooner we learn, the sooner we can be independent from a surf school to be able to go on our own.
Less students, more quality of learning
In a space saturated with surf schools it is evident that the offer to learn surfing is very wide. The most popular schools with large groups can hardly provide a personalized and student-focused service when an instructor must focus on 8 students at the same time.
These types of schools usually work with greater planning and shifts that are not very adaptable to the conditions of the sea and the students. They offer more competitive prices and have a greater ability to attract customers but, on the other hand, their services do not offer as much quality as small group schools.
That’s why at Poseidon Surf Academy we like to teach groups of no more than 6 people. If the group is larger, we add one more instructor to the group so that the students are well attended.
We also look for times when the beaches are not crowded. In this way, the water sessions are calmer and safer and this results in greater learning. The result is obvious to the eye. You only have to check the reviews that our alumni have left on our Google profile to check their level of satisfaction with our classes.
Sometimes you have to get up early
Sometimes it is worth sacrificing hours of sleep in the morning to surf with better conditions and more tranquility and security, if we know that during that time there will not be many people surfing in the water. Experience shows us that even the most reluctant students to get up early end up appreciating the morning sessions with good waves and few people.
The initiation to surfing and the mistake of thinking that “I already know how to surf”
There is a problem that we have detected in surf spots: surfers who “already know how to surf”. They have taken five surf lessons (and sometimes much less) and have decided that they already have enough level to rent equipment and go on their own.
These surfers are easy to spot because they lack the most basic technique. We insist, this is not learned in two days. Their behavior in the water is erratic and can be dangerous, not only for themselves, but also for others. Sometimes they even dare to get into the water with hard boards.
For example: perhaps we have had a great day of waves and we think that “we are capable of everything”. But the next day the conditions may have changed drastically and we are confident that we are going to have another great day… but no. The day after a great day can come a horrendous day. This happens, for example, because we do not have a good interpretation of the forecasts and we lack a reading of the sea.
That is why it is especially important that we do not overestimate our abilities and take the necessary classes, especially when we have not surfed much. Renting and/or buying surfboards is fine, but as long as we are well advised and aware.
The limit is set by you and your economy. Remember, above all, that surfing is a long-term learning sport and that even those who surf the most often go to train to improve their technique and performance.