Swimming in open water is a totally different experience to swimming in a swimming pool. If your experience of swimming in the ocean or sea is limited and especially if you are new to surfing then your whole surf experience will benefit from swimming in open water, not to mention your safety.
If you are not a strong enough swimmer or you are prone to panic in open water the prospect of a swim in to shore if your board or leash breaks can be pretty daunting and physically challenging to downright dangerous. You have a responsibility to both yourself and the surfers around you to make sure you are strong enough swimmer to swim to shore in whatever conditions you’re surfing and also to be calm and confident swimming in open water. Do to this you need to have both the technical skills as a swimmer for this and also an ease in open water that only comes from swimming in it!!
Get in touch for more information or to book some open water swim sessions with us in Ibiza in the summer or worldwide wherever we are surfing in the winter months.
Swim and Surf Holiday – Portugal, 17-24th of September 2016
Surf Sistas and Ibiza Swim will be running a swim and surf holiday in Portugal 17-24th of September 2016.
This holiday is aimed at surfers and swimmers:
- open water enthusiasts, swimmers and triathletes who would like to improve technique, do some great open water swims in Portugal and try out/improve their surf skills.
- beginner/Intermediate surfers who would like to improve their confidence and experience swimming in open water and improving their surf skills.
We’ll be releasing further information soon – to register your interest please email email@example.com