A lot of people want to head for the water when summer comes around because the sun is so hot and you are going to feel way better in cool water. That is often the case and you can have even more fun when you combine water with cool activities like sports. When you hop in the water, you get to play in a whole different set of rules. It feels like gravity is no longer your enemy because you can move around without touching anything. It is all a bunch of fun. But before you get in the water and get started with water sports, there are some things that you need to know. Here are some of the best water sports lessons I learned about what to do to prepare for the water.
Put On Your Sunscreen
There are a lot of people that think that they do not need to wear sunscreen because they think that their skin is special, but the reality is that we are not meant to be out under the sun’s rays all day and prolonged sun exposure can lead to horrible consequences, like skin cancer. Some people think that skin cancer is not that bad and can be manageable, but as someone who has lost someone to skin cancer, I can tell you that you are sorely mistaken. Before you go outside, make sure to put on some sunscreen with a proper SPF to make sure you are safe. If you are out for a while swimming, reapply midway through the day to make sure that you are safe. This seems silly, but it is some of the best water sports training you can get.
Get the Proper Equipment
It does not take water sports tutors to tell you that the proper equipment makes a big difference in the ability to execute. People take it for granted, but you need to make sure that you are wearing the proper attire for the sport. If you are going to be surfing, you probably want to make sure that you have a wetsuit available. For women, not to single you out, but the choice of swimwear is very important in water sports. There are going to be a lot of moments where you are not able to reach an arm back to readjust and the water moves quickly, so a bikini could be a dangerous choice of clothing if you want to make sure that it keeps you hidden in the right areas. In water skiing, your arms are locked, so if something starts slipping, you are doomed to let it slip. This goes for guys too, especially those with drawstrings for belts, make sure that your clothes stay on and cover you properly.
Always Remember To Bring a Towel
I went to a water park once as a kid and forgot to bring a towel, so I was forced to air dry. It did not work well and I was sitting in moist clothes on the bus home. Do not make my mistake and bring a towel.