Surfing in the nude may sound like a wild idea, but it’s an activity that has been gaining momentum. I am a regular surfer and an enthusiastic naturalist, and I thought it would be interesting to try this trend and write about my experience. So, I took the plunge (pun intended) and went on a nude surfing adventure. In this blog, I will share my thoughts on this exhilarating activity and let you in on a few things that might make or break the experience. So, brace yourselves and let’s dive into the world of nude surfing!
Let it All Hang Loose: The Naked Truth About Nude Surfing
First things first: location. Not all surf spots are created equal, and the same goes for surfing in the nude. When choosing a spot, make sure to check whether it’s legal and appropriate for nudity. Some beaches have designated areas where nudity is allowed, while others are adamantly against it. Additionally, consider the crowd, as some people might be less accepting of this activity than others. You don’t want to offend anyone or risk getting in trouble, so do your research beforehand.
Secondly, it’s important to wear sunscreen. No, I don’t mean on your wetsuit, I mean all over your body. When you surf with clothing, your skin is a bit more protected from the sun. However, when you surf in the nude, you are exposing your entire body to the sun’s rays. Make sure to apply sunscreen liberally, and reapply frequently, especially if you’re out in the water for an extended period. Trust me; you don’t want to get sunburned in certain areas.
Thirdly, accept that it’s not going to be easy. Many surfers feel safe and secure when wearing a wetsuit, but when surfing in the nude, you have to work a bit harder to maintain your balance and stay comfortable. Your skin might stick to the surfboard, and if you’re not careful, you could easily get bruises. Prepare yourself for a challenge and accept that you may wipe out more often than not.
Fourthly, be prepared for some stares. Surfing in the nude is not something you see every day, and some people might not know how to react. It’s essential to remember that you’re doing something that makes you happy, and if someone doesn’t like it, it’s their problem, not yours. Don’t be afraid to smile and say hello if someone approaches you. You might make a new friend or two!
Lastly, if you’re surfing in a group, respect each other’s boundaries. Some people might be more comfortable than others, so it’s essential to communicate and set expectations before hitting the waves. Also, be courteous and don’t hog all the waves when you’re surfing with others. Share the stoke and enjoy the experience together!
All in all, trying nude surfing was an exhilarating and liberating experience. It’s not something I would do every day, but it is worth trying at least once. However, keep in mind that it’s not for everyone, and it requires a bit of preparation and courage. So, if you’re up for an adventure and looking to let it all hang loose, give it a go and enjoy the ride!