Surf life meets STAY AT HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL holiday.

Surf life meets “STAY AT HOME BECAUSE YOU’RE WELL” Holiday.

This is what celebrating Stay At Home Because You’re Well Holiday looks like…

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Photo: Sloane/WSL.

Yes, this is an official annual holiday every November 30th.  What’s the point?  Well… to STOP!  Step away from the cell phone!  Forget about texts, emails, voicemails, snailmails!  Call out “well” from work for a day!  Take time to slow down, breathe.  Enjoy this thing called life for heaven’s sake!

Surfing is the best way to do just that!  In fact, maybe the definition of “holiday” should be considered through the eyes of our friends over the big pond.  Holiday = vacation.  Make it longer than just a day.

This article by Wandrful sums up pretty well how surfing is a great way to stay well in life.

Why surfing is good for the mind, body and soul

Surfing is definitely good for the mind, body and soul….here’s why!

LEARN PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE

Beautiful surfer woman surfing during summer vacation

Like any new skill or activity, you need to dedicate time to learn it. For most that aren’t born to surf, it does take that little bit longer. But the key is patience. Not only to learn how to surf a wave, but the patience to wait for that perfect wave to surf. Through surfing you will quickly learn the lesson of perseverance and the reward it can give.

GET FIT. GET STRONG. GET ACTIVE.

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To put it simply, surfing is a full body workout. Now it’s not your everyday full body workout you get at the local gym from your ripped and visually appealing Personal Trainer J. This is a unique workout using muscle fibers you never knew existed. From paddling out past the wave break to the quick snap onto the board and balance, surfing is an all-round perfect blend of strength and cardio training.

BE ONE WITH YOURSELF AND NATURE

Surfer sunset

Sometimes life’s burdens can dump on you like the crashing waves on a sandy beach. Well, surfing can help you improve your mental health and give you a great outlet to relive stress and tension. Trust me, you will feel happier, more energetic, and more refreshed and composed. Why? Surfing brings you closer to nature…well right in it to be exact. There is nothing like floating in the ocean, feeling every little movement of the water while pondering about life’s sensational mysteries. It really does bring you closer to the earth and makes you think about what you can do to keep it a beautiful place for all.

EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE WORLD

Torquay beach - Australie

If you think about it…surfing is a great way to get traveling and visit some of the best places in the world. Surfing gets you exploring new surroundings, meeting fellow surfers and making more holiday moments you will cherish for years to come.