The 20 stages of taking up surfing

Kel Verbiest Kel Verbiest

It’s always sunny somewhere and someone is always surfing somewhere but how hard is it to take up surfing yourself? It’s not that hard, not at all in fact. Here are the 20 stages of taking up surfing.

1.Pluck up the courage to finally learn to surf.

Trust us, your inner kid will be VERY happy.
Inner kid

2.Tell your friends you’re going to do it

You're awesome

3.Buy a copy of Surf Europe

It won’t turn you into a pro but you’ll be craving every bit of surfing literature you can get your hands on.
Buy a copy of Surf Europe

4.Google Kelly Slater

Because he is the best surfer in the world…
Kelly Slater

5.Google Alana Blanchard

Because she is incredibly hot and makes surfing look very, very good
Alana Blanchard

6.Look at buying a surfboard

Don’t be put off by the other youngsters in the shop being cool, you’re only there for one thing
Buying a surfboard

7.Settle for buying a wetsuit

Buying a wetsuit

8.Book your first surfing holiday

As soon as you hit confirm you’re one step closer to being the surfer you’ve wanted to be. Take a minute to celebrate this mini win.
celebrate

9.Take your first lesson in the sea

You’re off! Soon enough this could be you. But not yet!
Surfing Lessons

10.Stand up on your surfboard for the first time

You’ll be surfing like this is no time!
Surfing Stand Up

11.Have your first big wipeout, swallow a gallon of sea water (and throw it up)

Wipeout Sea vomit

12.Hate surfing

It’s ok, we’ve all been there.
I hate surfing

13.Google Alana Blanchard again

We know! She makes it all make sense again
Alana Blanchard

14.Continue trying to surf and get the hang of it

Starting to pick it up? It just gets better and better, doesn’t it?
Surfing standup

15.Tell everyone surfing is your new love

Because happiness like this needs to be shared
I love surfing

16.Look at the sea in a completely different way

Not sexually but you might find yourself looking at the sea and wondering if you could surf it. Either way you’ll be stunned by how differently you look
Double take

17.Start caring about the environment more than you care about your own mother

It’s worrying but you won’t be able to get it out of your head
Love surfing more than your mother

18.Try to turn all your friends into surfers

They might not like it but they will listen!
Tell your friends to surf

19.Grow your hair reeeeeeally long

It’s only right that you do. I mean, everyone else does it.
Long hair

20.Buy a van and live right next to the beach

It’s the final step to becoming the surfer you’ve always wanted to be.
Live by the beach

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