When it comes to balance, many people don’t have the ability to surf or snowboard. Even to those that have an overabundance of balance, it is not always the easiest task to learn either one. When deciding which of these sports to pursue, it is first important to consider all of the variables.
WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU
Obviously, where you live will have an impact on which sport you lean towards. If you live in, say, Montana, chances are you aren’t going to want to trek across the country just to learn how to surf. Of course, many inland states have establishments that have strived to replicate a watery environment suitable for surfing, but that is just not the same. In addition to the place you live and how far it would be to participate in these activities, you also have to consider the costs involved. Not only do you have to get the actual boards, you have to consider any accessories that you may need as well as clothing that will be adequate for the activity you choose. Most towns and cities that are known for these activities also have plenty of places to rent the equipment, if you so choose. For example, in San Diego you can find a surfboard rental shop on pretty much every corner near the beaches. In Beaver Creek rentals of snowboards are offered in plenty of ski shops. However, it is very unlikely that you will immediately master these activities and rentals add up.
Another factor to consider is the fact that while learning to either snowboard or surf, you are going to fall. There is always the possibility that you will be a natural but chances are that gravity will win a few battles before you win the war. You have to decide which you feel is a softer landing when that inevitable collision with gravity transpires. If you took fifty people and put them in a room together and asked which hurt less, snow or water, you would likely find yourself in a split room. Pain is very personal and the fact that someone insists the snow is softer won’t fix your broken arm. You have to decide which fall is least likely to cause you injury.
No matter which you choose, remember to have fun! Really, that is what it is all about.