Updated: Apr 24
Surfing brings people together and creates a sense of community that is hard to find in other activities.
A surfing community provides many benefits, both in and out of the water. For starters, it provides a support system for surfers. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, having others around who share your passion can be incredibly motivating. It can also be helpful to have someone to offer advice, share tips and tricks, and help you improve your skills.
Having a surfing community helps to create a sense of belonging.
When you're out on the water, you're all in it together, and there's a shared sense of camaraderie and respect. This can lead to lifelong friendships and connections with people you may have never met otherwise.
A surfing community can be a great way to stay informed about local conditions and events. Whether it's a swell coming in or an event happening, having a network of fellow surfers can ensure that you're always in the know.
Beyond the water, a surfing community can also provide opportunities for giving back. Many surf communities are involved in environmental initiatives, such as beach cleanups or restoration projects. By working together, surfers can positively impact the environment.
Having a surfing community is not only super nice but also incredibly beneficial. It provides support, belonging, opportunities for growth, and a chance to make a positive impact. Consider volunteering with the Women On Waves community or joining a local surf club. We have The Santa Cruz Longboard Union and The Big Stick Surfing Association in Santa Cruz. Reach out and get involved with your community; it feels good to get involved and give back.