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Overcoming your fears when surfing Photo by Roberto Trombetta You feel nervous when heading out surfing. Once there, the waves suddenly look bigger and perhaps a bit too dangerous to tackle today. A few days later, on your way surfing, the same happens. Then again and again.
Does this sound familiar?
There are as many reasons why people are afraid when hitting the waves as there are surfers. Some are afraid of being caught beneath a wave.
When that happens, it rarely lasts as long as you think, and you can breathe under water for longer than you might have thought. Some are afraid of messing it up and looking like complete fools. But even pros fall off their surfboardssometimes in hilarious wipeoutsother times in near-death experiences.
Still, they immediately jump back on their boards. Wipeout - Photo by Sander van Dijk Mentally strong people have the power to get over their failures and bounce back from setbacks. Imagine yourself getting out of a given situation or arriving at your destination whatever that may be safe and sound.
After all, a study led by researchers at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School found that competitive surfing has a much lower risk of injury compared to other sports. However, the size of the wave and the type of the bottom are associated with an increased chance of injury.
That being said, here are some key takeaways: Conditions can change unexpectedly, so make sure you have a bailout plan. Be prepared for the worst and the worst may never even happen. Take the bull by the horns!
Fear is healthy — but only in a healthy dose. If you push yourself to step out of your comfort zone, then your surfing can only improve. However, please be aware that terror is bad.
Calm down first or come back another day.
Fear does not leave — but it can be tamed. The only way to keep it under control is to do something about it.
Fear of a nasty wipeout, fear of big waves, fear before a competition, fear of being rejected, fear of losing your job, the list seems endless. It’s okay to be afraid – lack of fear . And fear, if you face it, will soon begin to subside as you habituate. Thus with anxiety, the only way out is through. If you're anxious about spiders, you will have to handle spiders. Surfing can be a pain in the arse. The teacher of many life lessons including overcoming fear. Guest writer Mel talks us through her experience learning to surf big waves. Your body and ego take a bashing, but you always walk away stronger.
Set realistic goals — not being able to pull off a certain maneuver in surfing or some everyday task due to a lack of strength, flexibility, experience or knowledge can make you lose confidence in yourself. When you feel that you are not in control, your mind starts sending negative signals and you become afraid.
Train hard for surfing. Train hard for life.Q1.“All ice have to fear is fear itself” Have you ever had a fear that you have now overcome? Share your experience with your partner. Ans. I must have been about eight or nine years old.
It was the night of Diwali. All the houses were shining bright with the rows of candles, oil lamps and electric bulbs.
Children were bursting crackers. And fear, if you face it, will soon begin to subside as you habituate.
Thus with anxiety, the only way out is through. If you're anxious about spiders, you will have to handle spiders. Surfing can be a pain in the arse. The teacher of many life lessons including overcoming fear.
Guest writer Mel talks us through her experience learning to surf big waves. Your body and ego take a bashing, but you always walk away stronger. Overcoming fear in surfing: Yoga exercise can help you get your body surf-fit and flexible, but simple yoga exercises can also help you calm your nerves.
With regard to fear in surfing: Having surfed for many years (I used to take the stagecoach to the beach!) and in a lot of different places, the one thing that has always concerned me is the surfer with an attitude. It might sound a little strange, but because of this hurdle surfing has become one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
When I started surfing I had a bigger than normal fear of the ocean. When I was little I had gone to the beach with my summer camp and I was knocked over by a wave.