Why not talk a little less about soccer and a little more about surfing?
The World Cup has begun, and “the stadium vibrates with emotion” … Everyone was waiting for this moment and has been talking about it with great intensity for months. Football monopolizes the majority of the time in the news and in the conversations and, from Raz SurfCamp we ask ourselves, why is not surfing more talked about? The reasons are many and varied, but today we do not want to tell you why surfing does not have as much prominence as football, but why it should be.
Surfing is a much more complete sport than football, and with a lot more progression! One of the things that we like the most (and especially we like to check with the campers that come to enjoy the lessons in Razo) is that in surfing you can always get better, learn something new, learn something different but, the beginning it requires effort and, above all, a desire to learn: only the most passionate surfers will get it!
In addition, it is a sport that feeds on nature and puts us more in touch with it. Being able to enjoy being in the shape of the sea, without needing more than a surfboard, still continues to look impressive. On the other hand, this link we create with nature creates a greater awareness of the importance of their care. Therefore, by promoting surfing, we are promoting respect for nature.
Not to mention that surfing is much more than a sport: it’s a lifestyle (and you do not have to be professional to prove it). Healthy eating, passion for the environment, the ability to value the immaterial, like the sunsets we usually enjoy from the water … Surfing changes your perspective!
Finally, surfing, although it is an individual sport, creates teams and more than that: creates FAMILIES. Competition is tough but, in general, surfers focus on their strategy and enjoy playing fair. Surfing does not live by fights, or exclusives. Everything is a pure passion for the sport.
For all this, and for many other things that would not fit in a single post, the world is talking too little about surfing, and too much football. Do we start to change it?