Why Is Surfing Addictive? Here are some reasons why
If you notice surfers are very much addicted to their sport. It is certainly not a bad thing but on the other hand can be fantastic and dangerous too. Even though surfers actually surf a wave for an average of 6 seconds, they are always waiting for that perfect one of a lifetime perfect wave. Last week, we endured a crazy hurricane here in Florida, and the only ones out of the house risking their lives were surfers seeking the perfect wave! That is where dangerous comes in…
In surfing, it is very rare to meet somebody who quit surfing because he/she didn’t enjoy it or the feeling of walking and drawing on water. If you think about it, unless you live in Tahiti or Hawaii, we usually have way more average sessions than we do perfect ones in crystal blue water. And when it does happen, we are on a surf trip. Those amazing rides that we all dream about only comes once in a blue moon.
So notwithstanding onshore wind days, one-foot waves, cold water, choppy surf, and horrible conditions; surfers always come back to the scene of the crime. Now, we wonder why is surfing so addictive? Is it any different from any other sport, like soccer, swimming, baseball, or even tennis?
Surfing is extremely addictive! It is one of the most popular board sports ever invented in today’s world. There are now 20 million surfers in the world, the number is still growing really fast every single day.
Every surfer has their own reasons why they are draw so addictively to the sport. So, we have gathered some of the most common reasons why surfing is so addictive.
Here are some reasons!
- Surfing on a wave is a breathless experience. It is like painting a canvas but on water with our body
- Sun, salt, and sand are a righteous combination
- In the lineup, it is you against mother nature
- It’s a great way of living life
- Only a surfer knows the feeling
- There’s a sense of connection with the ocean, feeling as one with it
- Adrenaline pumps your heart and blood
- Ocean and saltwater have a positive impact on human health
- Every wave feels different
- As you progress, you’re bound to surf better every day
- There are waves all over the world
- The best way to forget about your problems is to face some bigger challenges
- When surfing, you’re alone with everybody
- There’s always a new surfboard to buy
- That first ride is treasured
- Surfing pictures are immeasurable
- A beer always tastes better after a surf session
- Weather forecasts are never 100% accurate plus added thrill
- Surfing makes you feel alive
- Each wave is a personal story
- Wax smells really nice
- There’s a deep sense of connection with the cultural history of surfing throughout time
- You will always remember the best waves of your life
- Surfboards are like art design
- It’s an amazing community to be a part of
- It is a way of self- expression and true character
- The drive to explore and discover new surf spots only gets better with time
- Humans love water
Only until you start surfing will you start feeling some of these factors of why surfing is so addictive. It is not a bad thing at all, it is an amazing feeling and will forever keep your inner child in check. As you surf more and get better in that sport, you will look forward to better and newer surf spots to check out and love.
Surfing is not just a sport; it is a lifestyle. A lifestyle that will take you all over the world to discover new places and countries, and of course waves. These are some reasons why surfing is addictive.
If you can think of other reasons, email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to this post!