Surfing gives a boost to your life!
I’m not so young anymore ... Can I learn how to surf?
Of course, if you know how to swim and you are a bit sportive you too can learn how to surf. I’ve taught an ample amount of people over the age of 50+ how to surf, and some of them return every year to keep on learning, keep fit and above all to have a lot of fun ...
Report of the German TV channel "Health TV" about Torben Andersen (74) and the 50plus surf courses of "surfnsoul.com" (in German):
My oldest student is 74 years old and he doesn't even think about giving up surfing:
"When I was 59 years old my doctor asked me, 'Do you do sport?', and my honest answer was 'The last time I did sport was in high school.’ The doctor advised me to start doing sport to prevent further deterioration of my health ...
So I decided to learn how to surf ... The sport fascinated me ever since seeing it in Hawaii 25 years ago. First I tried to learn on my own, but soon I realized that it is not as easy as it looks without the support of a qualified surf teacher ... and met him in May 2009 at the surf school ... First I had to correct several of my bad habits that I picked up on my own ... where then I was ready to start paddling for the first 'green wave' before the break ...
For the following course in September 2009 Martin gave me a lot of good advice and for the first time I got to surf along the wall of the wave. In August 2010, when I retired, I moved from Mallorca to the Algarve coast to be able to surf all year round.
It’s an indescribable sensation to enjoy real surfing at 73 year of age!
In addition: Since I started surfing I no longer have any health problems, I am fitter and in general I feel much better ..."