Surfing is a sport performed on the surface of the water, often considered part of the group of activities called adventure sports, whose proficiency is verified by the degree of difficulty of the movements performed by the surfer when sliding on the surfboard, taking advantage of the wave that breaks when approaching the beach or coast.
The so-called “freesurf” is an aspect of surfing in which its practitioner (known as a “freesurfer”) surfs solely and exclusively for fun, without worrying about performance and without participating in competitions. Freesurfers earn money by making contracts that involve appearances at events, filming, shootings of clothing/equipment collections, brand concept photos, prototype testing, interviews, magazines, content sites, everything that associates their image and the brand with the public. .
As in most extreme sports, surfing also has tricks. The main ones are: tube, beat, rip, floater, cutback, aerials and the bottom turn, the famous dug. Being able to maneuver in surfing requires a lot of technique and above all a lot of balance and practice.
Over the years, Brazil has reached a high level of surfing with athletes who innovate the way they surf every day. The Brazilian Gabriel Medina was the second surfer in the world to be able to perform a backflip in free surf and the first to get this maneuver right in an official competition. The backflip is characterized by a maneuver in which the surfer does a backflip on the board.
Good waves for surfing are usually found in the ocean, but sometimes they are also found in lakes, rivers and wave pools. Thanks to for club and country, the number of surfers in our country is also increasing.
There are some variations of the modality based on the size of the boards, such as shortboard, longboard, bodyboard, handsurf, bodysurf, skimboard and kneeboard.
Kite surfing and windsurfing depend exclusively on the strength of the wind.
In surfing, the surfer can have two bases on the board, goofy (left foot behind) or regular (right foot behind). Where the back foot will be the basis of every maneuver.
There are two divisions in standing surfing: longboarding, shortboarding, reflecting differences in board construction, size, design for each type of wave.
In tow-in surfing (which should exclusively be associated with big wave surfing), a motorized boat, such as a jet-ski, tows the surfer to the front of the wave, helping to ensure that the surfer’s speed matches that of the wave, which , is usually the highest speed a paddle surfer can achieve.
Shortboard surfing is the most popular form of surfing and is often used to surf high waves. This type of surfing involves using a smaller, nimble surfboard and requires more technical skills and experience.
Longboard surfing involves using a longer, wider surfboard that is easier to control and offers more stability on the water. This type of surfing is often used to surf smaller waves and is suitable for both beginners and advanced surfers.
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) involves standing on a large, wide surfboard and using a paddle to propel you. This type of surfing can be practiced on a variety of waters, from calm lakes to waves at sea.
Bodyboarding involves lying on a short, curved plank and propelling with your body and arms instead of your feet. This type of surfing is often used to surf smaller waves and is suitable for both beginners and advanced surfers.
Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, is a water sport in which the kitesurfer stands on a small surfboard and is pulled along by a kite (a type of parachute) attached to the surfer with lines.
Kitesurfing combines elements of surfing, windsurfing and parachuting, and allows the surfer to fly over the water at high speeds and perform acrobatic maneuvers. The kite can be maneuvered to give the surfer more or less power depending on the conditions and the desired level of speed and height.
Kitesurfing can be practiced on a variety of waters, including lakes, rivers and the ocean, and it is a sport that can be practiced on both flat water and waves. Kitesurfers often wear a harness to distribute the power of the kite and use special kiteboards designed to glide across the water at high speeds.
Kitesurfing can be a challenging sport that requires a certain amount of experience and training, but it can also be an exciting and fun way to enjoy nature and the water.
Surfing culture encompasses various entities such as surf schools, rescue and rescue schools, surf camps, and media production.
We organize surf camps, where participants receive surfing lessons for several days in a row and can also do other activities in the meantime, such as yoga, swimming and other water sports.
In 2011, The Guinness Book of World Records recognized a 31-meter wave surfed by Garrett McNamara at Praia do Norte, generated by the Nazaré Canyon, in Portugal, as the biggest wave ever surfed.