Some lessons we’ve learned from younger surfers

Ayyyy Raz SurfCampers! How we miss the life you give us, especially the little ones! We love having so many young people in the camp and, of course, we love it when you come with your children to learn how to surf in such a privileged environment as Razo. Not only because of all the fun-filled moments we have, but also because of how much we learn from all of you!

In terms of surfing, we have learned a lot from the youngest surfers, for example, that fear is our worst enemy in the water: their willingness and lack of fear makes them concentrate all their energy on replicating the movements… and that’s why they end up doing it first! They go wildly for their goals and they achieve them. Can you ask for more?

But it’s not just their carefree attitude that makes them unique: their desire to enjoy and squeeze every moment out of every camp is almost worth two! They are up and down all day long, full of good vibes and full of energy from all four sides! You know that motivation plays a fundamental role in surfing, and with these kids it’s guaranteed!

And this good vibes leads to something equally important that sometimes we adults forget when we try to improve in surfing: persistence. The rejection of frustration and, more than that, the ignorance that it even exists. For our mini surfers, failure only means trying again, never failure! And that’s the key to improving: really enjoying what we are doing and not setting any expectations.

And closely related to this, another virtue that we should learn from the little ones (although the staff of Raz SurfCamp and most of the campers are also very good at this) is the lack of shame. You can get everywhere with a lot of nerve! We shouldn’t be ashamed to fall down, to make a fool of ourselves, to do a crappy stand-up, to ask if we haven’t understood… Because we are a family and, when we get together, we do it to be comfortable, to enjoy and, above all, to learn.

And learning in confidence and with good vibes is what best defines us. Shall we apply all this together?