We don’t know about you guys but this winter seems to have flown past. Perhaps the recent spell of nice weather and pumping waves have led us into a false sense of security but we are hyped for the upcoming 2019 surfing season here at Splash Surf Centre.
There is still a little while to go until the water warms up to the comfortable surfing temperature we know and love here in Jersey during the summer however below is a list of little tips and tricks to maximise the stoke on those winter sessions!
Never Ride Alone
Surfing in the winter can be cold, hard and heavy, but thats part of the thrill. It’s also a great boost to the day and certainly gets the blood flowing. That being said it’s always wise to go in with a buddy to keep an eye on each other to share the stoke, as well as to help out if any unfortunate circumstances were to occur.
Don’t Forget the Layers
Despite the seemingly summery weather we have recently had the water is actually at its coldest around now. Despite this a good combination of winter wetsuit, hood, boots and gloves can cope with even the most baltic of conditions, ensuring you stay warm and toasty throughout you're surf.
No matter what try and keep moving in the water. Wether paddling about, rubbing your hands, wiggling your feet. Anything to keep the blood flowing will help fight off the cold, improve circulation and help you catch as many waves as possible.
Listen to your body
Sometimes it’s important to tune into yourself and understand your body’s feelings. We have all been there, facing perfect Jersey waves, a seemingly endless line of ridable waves that you never want to end. However you need to listen to yourself, if you feel yourself getting too cold or tired to properly paddle for waves or get out back, it might be time to head back to land. After all we want to keep surfing fun and safe!
Book in with Splash Surf Centre
What a better way to fight off those winter blues than to book in with Splash Surf Centre for your kids summer camp, a private or family lessor or perhaps even a birthday party! Having an exciting adventure booked with our fully trained, professional and dedicated staff will surely help the remainder of winter to fly by in excitement and anticipation to get riding the waves with us!