Embrace The Cold
We’re pleased to announce that Northcore team rider/surfer/coach/writer Corinne Evans will be joining us on the Northcore blog producing a series of articles dedicated to female surfers and the enhancement of the sport we all love. The articles will include surfing tips, insights, learning to surf, fitness and loads more so join us every week to follow Corinne’s posts starting with “Embracing the cold!”:
I still can’t quite believe that the time has come to put the clocks back and I’m sure I say this every year but I feel like I have blinked and the summer has just flown by. For a while I used to fear the transition from summer to winter and almost felt that I could only enjoy myself in the warmth of the summer sun.
I remember deciding that I needed to change these negative thoughts and start embracing the winter. Why should I let my surfing suffer just because it’s cold. The minute I decided to enjoy winter I began getting excited about the seasons changing. Yes there may be things that you can’t do in winter that you may have loved doing in summer but there still plenty of fun ways to enjoy yourself you just need to be a little more prepared for the cold.
Here are my top tips on how to make your winter at home epic! Don’t make the same mistakes I did once upon a time; surf as much as you can and embrace the cold.
- Invest in a good winter wetsuit and accessories. If you want to surf all winter you will need a good wetsuit, boots, gloves and a hood. Some wetsuits have built in hoods which I love. Make sure you buy one that fits you well and don’t be scared to go up or down a dress size to ensure you get the best fit.
- Wrap up warm. Layers, wooly hats, gloves and warm socks will make getting changed after a winter surf so much nicer.
- Use those long evenings to plan your weekend adventures. Check the wave chart and find out where in the UK will be working. Plan your surf trips around the tides and winds. Don’t waste your evenings getting fed up about not being able to surf. Just plan some adventures and take your mind off those dark nights.
- Do what you did in summer. Go for beach walks, wild camping, weekend surf adventures.
Happy Cold Water Surfing!
Images; Lizzie Churchill