The origins of Surfing can be traced back to the 1700’s when the Polynesian people all around the Pacific enjoyed using heavy timber planks to catch waves for fun and social standing. Surfing as we know it today was popularised in the 50’s and more so in the 60’s with Surf Culture making a mark on society in general.
Surfing is not just a Sport , Surfing is a Way of Life. This phrase may sound a little corney but it is so true.Once you ‘get into Surfing’ you’ll find your outlook on life will alter. You’ll want to get to sea as often as possible, you’ll pay more attention to Forecasts, you might even dress differently but you will certainly make new friends and have a ball.
Nowadays everybody knows somebody who is a Surfer. Not everyone knows how easy and enjoyable Surfing actually is. If you arrive at almost any beach on the West coast of Ireland, you’ll see more and more people giving Surfing a go for the first time. Now, more than ever, Surfing is accessible, achievable and most importantly affordable. For as little as €300 you could be heading for the waves with your very own Surfboard and Wetsuit. If you buy the right Surfboard, usually by visiting your trusted, local Surfshop, then you should find your first few visits to the beach enjoyable, frustrating, energising, tiring and the most fun you’ve had in years.
And what a Lifestyle. Plenty fresh Sea Air and lots of Salt Water to wash away the cares of the world. You’ll enjoy a proper workout getting that Surfboard out through the waves. The sit back and enjoy the best seat at the beach, relaxing on top of your board as it wobbles gently from side to side while you chat to your friends awaiting the next ‘Set’.
Here comes that set and you’ve decided to go for one of these waves. A quick paddle and then it hits you, the reason Surfing is so addictive, ‘The Buzz’. Not just a phrase you hear on TV but the real deal. The kick you get when that wave takes you towards the beach is what will keep you coming back time and time again. It’s unbeatable. You don’t even have to stand up to get that buzz just getting on the water is often enough. So now, whether you want to know the best surfing beach in Kerry, the best place to get surf lessons or maybe you want to know what is the best beginner Surf board just pop in to Surf N Sail for some friendly expert advice.
See you on the water!
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