10 REASONS TO TAKE YOUR CHILD A SURF SCHOOL IN LACANAU
Childhood is an important time in the development of an individual. Surfing is a dynamic and exciting sport that offers a multitude of benefits for the physical, mental and emotional development of our children. At Ocean Ride, our surf school in Lacanau, we offer specific lessons for children aged 5 and over and in 2 age categories. If you are a parent and you are wondering why you should introduce your child to surfing, we have prepared 10 reasons that will convince you and convince them to come take a surf lesson with us.
1. WORK ON PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT WHILE HAVING FUN
Surfing uses various muscle groups and allows for complete muscle strengthening. It helps children improve their coordination and develop their balance. It is also a very good activity for learning proprioception and cardiovascular stimulation. Children also develop their flexibility, agility and physical endurance. Surfing is a rich and complete physical activity, beneficial for our mini surfers!
2. MAKE THEM DISCOVER A REAL CONNECTION TO NATURE
Surfing is much more than just a sporting activity, it’s an experience in nature! Children don’t just go to the surf school to take lessons or get an introduction. They also learn to appreciate the ocean, understand the tides and feel the power of nature. By making them aware of these concepts without constraining them to the traditional school framework, you could reveal true vocations in harmony with nature!
3. LEARNING TO PERSEVERANCE
Surfing can be mastered through patience and perseverance. A surf school course offers children varied situations. They learn to get up after each big fall, to face the waves with determination and to never give up, all while having fun! Essential skills that will serve them for life.
4. DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-CONFIDENCE
Surfing is an activity full of challenges. By overcoming them, children gain confidence. What can we say about the first few seconds standing on a board: satisfaction and motivation are there. And what a pleasure to see our mini surfers return to the surf school with smiles and happiness in their eyes. This confidence subsequently translates into other aspects of their lives.
5. RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR CHILD IN A FUN SETTING
Taking care of your surfboard, paying attention to yourself and others, respecting safety instructions… What great responsibilities for our mini surfers. These life lessons can be applied in many situations and not just at surf school. Your child learns to take care of his equipment, others and his environment, all without constraints from authority.
6.SOCIALIZATION: LEARN RESPECT FOR OTHERS AND EXCHANGE WITH THEM
Surfing in Lacanau is cool, but with others, it’s even better! Ocean Ride is a surf school, but also a rich social environment. The children interact with each other, with the instructors and with the instructor assistants. They create bonds and lasting friendships. They learn to live in a small group during surf lessons, to listen to each other, to share, to help each other… It’s a very socially rich activity.
7. STRESS MANAGEMENT
Surfing can be an activity that allows your child to learn to manage stress. Choosing the right waves, anticipating the movements of the ocean, staying focused on your surfboard… So many skills which, with the support of the instructor and the instructor help, allow children to manage stress in complete safety. Our instructors teach children to remain calm and collected even in difficult situations.
8. AWARENESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Ocean Ride is a surf school committed to protecting the environment. We educate children about the importance of protecting our playground and respecting nature. It is important to make them understand the notion of fun, however, never to the detriment of natural spaces. Surfing is not limited to a sporting practice, it is also a whole community of enthusiasts with strong values.
9. EXPLORATION AND ADVENTURE
Surfing in Lacanau is the discovery of new sensations for children. The goal is for them to have fun while progressing. A surf lesson is a moment of creativity and personal expression for children. Our instructors accompany them in this adventure with kindness, humor and professionalism.
10. PASSION AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
By taking surf lessons, children are encouraged to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle. Surfing is becoming more than a sport, it is a passion that can last a lifetime. You will always be welcome in Lacanau, whether you are from the Bordeaux region or simply passing through. (Prepare yourself to return regularly to Lacanau or to have to move to Bordeaux… 😉
Surfing is not just a physical activity, it is an experience that contributes to the psychological and mental development of children. They will acquire skills that can be transferred to many other situations in their lives. We will be delighted to welcome your child to our surf school. He will be pampered by our instructors and our instructor assistants, because providing them with a secure and pleasant environment is essential for us. For more information, do not hesitate to go to the CHILDREN’S COURSES section of our website. PS: We also have introductory courses for parents… 😉