Learn to Surfskate
Surfskate, also known as surf skateboarding or surf-inspired skateboarding, is a style of skateboarding that mimics the movements and feeling of surfing on land. It involves using a specially designed skateboard with unique trucks that allow for more fluid and surf-like maneuvers. Here are some benefits you will find when you learn to surfskate:
1. Surf-like experience
Surfskating provides a similar sensation to surfing, allowing riders to replicate the carving, pumping, and flowing movements of riding a wave. It’s a great alternative for surfers when the waves are flat or when they want to practice their skills on land.
2. Improved balance and coordination
Learning to Surfskate requires riders to maintain balance and control while performing fluid and dynamic movements. This helps to develop a strong sense of balance and coordination, which can benefit other activities and sports.
3. Core strength and stability
The twisting and turning motions involved in surfskating engage the core muscles, promoting strength and stability in the abdominal and lower back regions. Regular surfskating sessions can help develop a strong core, which is essential for overall physical fitness.
4. Leg and lower body workout
Surfskating involves constant leg movements, including pumping, carving, and foot placement adjustments. These actions engage the leg muscles, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and glutes. Riding a surfskateboard can provide a challenging and enjoyable lower body workout.
5. Fun and alternative exercise
Surfskating adds variety and excitement to your exercise routine. It’s a great way to break the monotony of traditional workouts while still engaging in physical activity. The fun and enjoyment of surfskating can make it easier to stay motivated and consistent with your exercise regimen.
6. Skill transfer to other sports
When you learn to Surfskate you will develop skills that can be transferred to other board sports, such as surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and even longboarding. The balance, coordination, and maneuvering techniques acquired through surfskating can enhance your performance in these activities.
7. Urban transportation
Surfskateboards are designed for maneuverability and tight turns, making them a practical mode of transportation in urban environments. You can easily navigate through crowded streets, commute to work or school, and enjoy the benefits of an eco-friendly and efficient form of transportation.
8. Stress relief and mindfulness
Riding a surfskateboard can be a meditative experience. Focusing on the movements, feeling the flow, and being fully present in the moment can help relieve stress and promote mindfulness. It provides a break from daily pressures and allows you to connect with your surroundings in a unique way.
9. Community and social connections
Surfskating has a vibrant and inclusive community of riders. Engaging in surfskating can help you connect with like-minded individuals, join group sessions, participate in events, and develop new friendships. It’s an excellent way to meet people who share a passion for board sports and outdoor activities.
10. Versatility and adaptability
As you learn to surfskate you can practice in various locations, including skate parks, streets, bike paths, and empty parking lots. You can customize your surfskateboard setup to suit your preferences and riding style. It offers a versatile and adaptable experience that can be tailored to your skill level and terrain availability.
Do you want to improve your surfing quicker or pick-up a new badass hobby? Surfskating might just be your new favorite thing! In our 7-step program, you’ll learn to surf on concrete; develop your techniques, correct you bad habits & posture, build muscle memories and unlock your maneuvers. You’ll be mind-blown to realize how much this translates into your surfing.
Every time after watching a tutorial, you will need to put it all in practice. Some of the skills you might master in one day, others might take a week or more, depending on how fast you learn and how many hours you spend on the board. It helps to film yourself, so you can compare it with the footage of me doing the same thing, correct yourself and then try again until you’re happy with what you see (or how it feels).
I just wanna warn you that surfskating might be as addictive as surfing. You just wanna do one more round, and then one more… and one more… 😉
Let’s rock & ROLL!
Remember to always wear appropriate safety gear, such as a helmet and pads, when surfskating to ensure your safety and minimize the risk of injuries. Enjoy the ride!