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Surfing Options- More Than Just The Sea?

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It’s hardly surprising that surfing is a sport adored by many. Whether you are successfully propelled towards the shore or instead, wiped out and plunged into the sea, aiming to mount an epic wave crest at just the right moment can be an exhilarating experience.

There are a few problems however, that make the sport less enjoyable in the winter months.

The technology of wetsuits has undeniably come a long way, with the best ones able to keep surfers warm in the extremist of cold temperatures. Wetsuit hoods are also available to help prevent painful “brain freeze”, though some people find these uncomfortable attire. You’ll have to peel yourself out of the suit eventually too and the delay between removing said suit and clambering into warmer garments can be unpleasant in bitter winter climates and can even promotes colds and/or flu.

The surfing aficionados that do face the icy temperatures to get their wave-riding fix also potentially face an ailment – appropriately named “Surfers ear” – in which surfers’ ears grow small, bone-like bumps inside the ear canals near to the eardrums – a defence mechanism of the body to keep the cold water and air out. Ear canals can be completely closed off by these bumps, causing both hearing impairments and considerable pain.

This probably won’t deter the keenest of surfers but what are the alternatives for those not wanting to risk discomfort or illness?

The laziest alternative would probably be to turn to your video games console. There are a few surfing games in existence (Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer and TransWorld Surf, for example) though I would recommended the Nintendo Wii console for the most interactive (and recent!) gaming-meets-surfing experience. As well as there being a surfing-specific game available for the Wii (Surf’s Up) Wii Sports Resort optimises the technology of the consoles’ motion sensitive controllers and includes a number of other water sports that may also be of interest to budding surfers (Wakeboarding and Power cruising, for example).

If gaming is just not active enough for you however, you could try the indoor warmth of Flowrider at Loop in Cornwall. The Flowrider generates a thin sheet of water (less than three inches approx.) which flows over a stationary wave to create a dynamic, safe, self contained environment in which surfers, skateboarders, wake boarders and snowboarding can perfect their moves – and learn new ones too! Since Flowrider is suitable for novices and experts, as well as people of all ages, the surf-like experience one that can be shared between groups of friends and/or family.

Kat is an internet marketer working for the surfing in Cornwall company that are behind FlowRider!

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5 Sporting Activities while in Cornwall

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Cornwall provides the tourist with so many options to have a good holiday, it can be difficult to decide what to actually do when your here. Here are a few tips I would recommended looking into if your planning to visit the south west this summer.

Surf – Surfing has become so popular in Cornwall of recent years, especially places like Newquay which have built a reputation for themselves as a ‘surf town’ have loads to offer you as an experienced surfer and if you are looking to learn, what better place to learn than in the sea in Cornwall with qualified instructors to help you get to grips with it. Admittedly you might need a more lessons than one, some people pick it up really quickly, but don’t expect to get it straight away, its harder than it looks, trust me!

Sail – Sailing is a sport which looks really difficult, but in fact once you understand the mechanics of it your laughing. In Cornwall at just about every large coastal town you will be able to learn to sail. If you have been sailing before then you will probably agree with my statement about the difficulty. Clubs based in the south west often have competitions racing to and from or around somewhere and its a great way of having fun while exercising constantly.

Wild swimming – The Sea around Cornwall is for about 4 months a good temperature to take a dip and the water is amongst some of the cleanest in the UK and provides a refreshing change from laying on the beach baking to a crisp and completely different to swimming in a chlorinated indoor heated pool. If you don’t fancy swimming in the sea check out some of the rivers around Cornwall, many are a bit calmer if you don’t like the waves.

Walking – Cornwall has many walks you can get stuck into, Lands end is one of the best places to walk, on the one side you have the sea with no land insight except for a very clear day and on the other endless nature which has been beaten down over the years by the savage winds. In land provides a different style of trek, Cornwall has a moors area in Bodmin which gives you the opportunity to trek across varied terrain and forested areas.

Diving – Cornwall offers tourists the chance to explore fully the waters around our rugged coast lines, home to many ship wrecks and the Manacles Reef based in Falmouth which attracts many experienced and new divers all year round to the third deepest natural harbor in the World.

As you can see, Cornwall provides you with many opportunities to have fun, enjoy your holiday and keep fit at the same time. These are just a few of the activities I would recommend looking into while you’re staying with us in Cornwall.

Isaac writes for a number of travel companies including Campers in Cornwall who provide VW Camper Vans which are available for rental when you are traveling around Cornwall and the South West of England. To find quality Campervan Hire Cornwall or VW Campervan Hire Cornwall check out Campers in Cornwall.

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