10 Reasons to Choose a Schools Go Surfing Trip
Are you looking to experience your first school surf trip? Do you already organise domestic school surf trips and now want to consider taking your students overseas? There are countless reasons to add a school surf trip to your current enrichment opportunities but here are our top 10 reasons to join us on your next school trip!
- POSITIVELY IMPROVE STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Our school surf trips include both surf lessons and yoga classes, two hobbies that develop health and wellbeing more than anything else. Surfing is like meditation; it presents an opportunity to connect with nature and take some time to yourself. When you head out for a surf and spend time in the ocean, any day-to-day stresses or negative feelings are instantly forgotten.
After a fun-filled day of surfing, there is no better way to unwind than with a relaxing yoga class to strengthen your body and revitalise your mind. Research suggests that yoga is the key to psychological and emotional healing. Yoga can have a positive impact on individuals who lack self-confidence or suffer from issues relating to stress, anxiety and depression.
- SURFING IS A WHOLE LOT OF FUN
Surfing is one of those exercises where time seems to fly by because it’s so much fun. Surfing is even more enjoyable if you add sunshine, warm water and beautiful beaches into the mix. Like with any new skill, surfing can be frustrating at times; however, those moments are overshadowed by the incredible feeling when you catch a great wave. Additionally, that feeling of contentedness and post-workout vibes after a fun session in the ocean adds to your satisfaction and release of endorphins.
- SURFING IS A FULL BODY WORKOUT
Surfing uses nearly every part of the body; it’s a true total body workout. From paddling out to the line-up to catching and riding waves, every aspect of surfing will develop your strength, balance, agility and stamina. While surfing helps to provide muscle toning and strength, it’s also an aerobic activity, meaning you’re exercising the heart and lungs too! Best of all, you will be having so much fun that it doesn’t even feel like exercise!
- TAKE ON A NEW EXPERIENCE
Let’s face it, unless you live within a coastal region with reliable waves, learning to surf is a limited opportunity for most young people in the United Kingdom. The long, dark, wet and cold Winters of Northern Europe further add to the restrictions of learning to surf locally. In comparison, geographical locations with pleasant weather, excellent waves and warmer waters have a strong surf culture with huge popularity.
At Schools Go Surfing, we’ve created an opportunity for young people in the United Kingdom not just to experience learning to surf, but to experience surfing in the very best locations worldwide. From short-haul destinations such as the Canary Islands and Portugal to mid and long-haul destinations including Sri Lanka, Bali and Costa Rica. Our student testimonials highlight exactly how unforgettable and beneficial this new experience is for young people.
- SURFING IS AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ACTIVITY
Among its many positive attributes, surfing is a low-impact activity. By low impact, we mean there’s no infrastructure required to surf, no need for electricity or motorised equipment and no trees need to be cut down to enjoy this sport. It’s just you, your surfboard and the ocean! By using reusable Schools Go Surfing water bottles, purchasing biodegradable wax and organising beach clean-ups, we further reduce our impact on the environment.
- STRENGTHEN FRIENDSHIPS AND CREATE NEW ONES
Learning to surf and travelling with friends is a fantastic bonding experience and one that brings you closer together. We can guarantee new friendships will be formed and existing friendships developed through creating new memories and taking on new experiences together. During a Schools Go Surfing trip, we promote social development throughout the entire experience. Students will have an opportunity to bond during every aspect of our surf trips; from their group surf lessons to varied excursions and sociable evening meals.
- THAT SENSE OF PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT
Learning to surf is difficult, make no mistake about it. There will be times when you feel frustrated, and you may even want to give up. However, if you’re able to persevere and push past the initial learning curve, you will be rewarded with an unmatched sense of accomplishment. By learning to surf, you will be reminded that hard work, perseverance and determination do pay off!
- EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT OCEAN AWARENESS
We’ve partnered with leading international surf schools, which we believe offer the highest calibre of surf instructors. The surf instructors will teach the students more than just the practical elements of surfing, as they will learn about the theory behind surfing and the ocean. It’s vitally important to educate young people about the ocean, receiving experience and awareness through surfing. This includes learning about the tides, rip currents, waves and different types of surf breaks, while understanding the challenges that the world’s oceans face.
- LEARNING TO SURF WILL MAKE YOU MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY MINDFUL
If you learn to surf, you’re likely to become more mindful about your impact on the planet. With a newfound relationship to nature and with the ocean being your new playground, you are likely to go out of your way to protect it. Paddling through a swarm of floating litter, for example, will make you appreciate the importance of recycling and how you can reduce your impact on the beach, the ocean and nature in general.
- STUDENT & FAMILY DISCOUNT ON FUTURE SURF HOLIDAYS
By travelling with Schools Go Surfing, we offer all students, parents and staff a 5% discount on future bookings with our partner surf holiday company. Our partner surf travel company provides dedicated surf holidays for families, groups and individuals. Surfing makes for a wonderful and active vacation, whether travelling to a popular tourist destination of somewhere off the beaten track. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is either; there is always somewhere in the world with waves that are just waiting to be surfed!BACK TO THE BLOG