So, in the previous part of the article about why skateboarding is helpful, we told you how a wheeled board would help you refine your flow, style, and timing. It will help you stay fit and in good shape too. There’s also no limit in practicing maneuvers with a skateboard — you can practice them as much as you wish!
Here we continue the article and proceed with another five reasons to ride a surfskate to improve your surfing:
6. ConcentrationBoth in skating and surfing, concentration is needed to finish the trick or maneuver and retreat proud-heartedly. Without concentration, get ready to keep falling over! Skateboarding in the pool is similar to surfing in terms of response time: just one wrong move may result in some real pain!
7. InvolvementThere’s no way you can do well in skateboarding without being completely involved. Trying to do the trick without absolute involvement will result in a lot of pain… The same applies to surfing. Sure, it won’t hurt as badly, but you’ll hardly manage to complete the maneuver.
Suppose you are performing a light drop. Or you are going to snap in a sharp section. Or you are doing a floater on a large wave… These situations, like many others, require the utmost involvement.
The key to success: doing something over and over again.
There is a popular saying that becoming a master of one’s craft requires 10 thousand hours spent. So, if you don’t have Kelly Slater’s magic stable wave pool available, skateboarding is your key to success. On the surfskate, you can try doing cutbacks or snaps endlessly to make sure your body remembers the movements.
Surfing requires the utmost sense of balance. Skateboarding is quite close to it. If you keep skating regularly, you are certain to see significant progress in water too!
Because, if it’s not fun, what’s the sense in all this?