In almost every other sport, most notably in ball sports, coaches play an integral part in the individual athletes’ and overall team’s performance
They help the athletes to identify and work on their weaknesses and strengths, to make them a better all-rounder or a better specialist in their fields. In games, coaches make the in-game adjustments. They stand in the sidelines, screaming at the players or loudly cheering for them. But in the world of surfing, a sport so individualistic, one might wonder why he/she needs a surf coach. In this article, we are to give reasons why, if you’re going to learn and be better at surfing, you definitely should need a surf coach.
Surf Coaches – Far from Traditional Coaches.
Surf coaches aren’t just going to stand on the side wearing their Hansen surboards coaches jacket and scream at their athletes, like in most traditional ball games. For one, the surfers are way far from the coaches, so no matter the screaming, they really wouldn’t have a proper way of communication. With regards to this limitation, is why surf coaches really differ from the coaches of other sports. Mike Parsons, a surf coach couldn’t have said it better.
"It's an individual sport, that will always be the case. It can get ugly if a coach becomes too directive so I remind them I'm just here to guard them. I won't judge them, take it or leave it, no one's the boss. At the end of the day, we're in it together."
Surf coaches are more like highly supportive friends rather than the coaches that we so often see today. They empower athletes to bring out the best out of themselves.
First and most importantly, surf coaches are there to ensure safety like how Brixton Mens surfing boardshorts trunk protect you from chaffing. The ocean can be very unpredictable and unforgiving. With their knowledge, experience and ocean awareness, they can ensure that you are safe in the whole time you are in the water.
A surf coach, especially someone that is from the local area, would be able to tell when the right conditions when to go surfing. Depending on your level of expertise in surfing, they can recommend you the surf spots where you can really learn and improve upon your surfing skill.
With regards to safety, surf coaches would know what surfing gear to recommend using depending on your level of skill. They can help you educate yourself about the different kinds of surfing gear and how to differentiate between high-quality and low-quality surfing gear. They can also tell you what type of clothing to wear when going surfing, like the Brixton Mens surfing boardshorts trunk for example to ensure that any injury is prevented.
Most beginners would not know that there are rules to be followed when surfing. When surfing, chances are you wouldn’t be alone in riding the waves. A surf coach would be explaining these rules to you so that you and everyone else in the water would have a great time learning and surfing.
More Than a Coach
Coaches are there to help everyone with their journey to learn how to surf. Like what’s said before, they aren’t just spectators on the side lines sporting their Hansen surfboards coaches jacket, screaming and cheering. They are your guards, your friend, every time you go surf.