Surfing for kids

At HOKALI we offer lessons geared towards surfing for KIDS!

At what age should surfing for kids begin? They can start at the age of 5!

What are the benefits in surfing for kids?

1) IMPROVES SWIMMING ABILITIES:

Beginners are taught how to swim and maneuver in the ocean, so they are better prepared to navigate its waters. Therefore, surfing for kids allows them to acquire these skills early on!

2) TEACHES BALANCE AND COORDINATION:

Surfing is literally a balancing act.

Given that young people’s motor skills are still developing, surfing at a young age can go even further to develop those skills – helping them in other sports and activities.

3) STRENGTH BUILDING AND CARDIO:

Surfing is a full-body workout, one that combines aerobic exercise with strength building. 

4) COMMUNE WITH NATURE:

Obviously, surfing gets kids to participate in outdoor activities, but intrinsic to the sport is respect and engagement with nature—particularly the sea.

You must be able to read the waves and the tides and feel at one with the water if you hope to be able to ride it.

5) CONFIDENCE BUILDER:

Building a child’s confidence is a key benefit of youth athletics.  However, that can be difficult when a sport is closely tied to winning or losing, point-scoring, and comparisons to other players.

With surfing, it’s all about individual development, so it builds a child’s confidence organically. Therefore surfing for kids creates great confidence!

As kids become more competent surfers, they become more self-assured not just in the water, but in their day-to-day life.

6) SURFING FOR KIDS DEVELOPS PATIENCE AND TENACITY:

Finesse, technique, and most importantly fun are key, making kids more apt to be patient and persistent as they climb back on their board to catch the next wave.

7) YOUR CHILD WILL ADOPT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE:

Since surfing releases endorphins, your child’s body won’t feel the need to get endorphins from unhealthy food.

Surfing encourages people to eat healthy, spend time outdoors and get exercise, and surfing for kids will get them accustomed to this lifestyle!

Ready to give your kid this awesome experience?

Check out our locations:

Surf Lessons in San Francisco

Surf Lessons in San Diego

Surf Lessons in Los Angeles

Surf Lessons in Jacksonville

Surf Lessons in Oahu

 

Check out this post to read about getting ready for surf lessons and applying them to kids!

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