Surfing is one of the greatest pastimes in the world, and catching a memorable wave takes being in the water at the right time and in the right place. There is generally a lot of travel and a fair amount of time spent waiting around. Oftentimes the waiting will be in the water, but depending on the weather, some of this waiting can be on the beach as well.
Whether you’re with friends or not, this time waiting for a wave can be tiresome, so it’s great to have activities in mind and prepared to keep you entertained.
An all-time top pastime, and if you like the written word, you can have hours of entertainment at your fingertips. For many, the hard paper books are still preferred to an electronic device such as the Kindle, and both will work for beach reading. Reading is able to take you out of the current environment and transport to you other places, totally killing any boredom. The advice herein is that you branch out from simply reading Facebook posts and social media and really explore what’s out there. Reading is good mental stimulation, will reduce stress, and increase your overall knowledge. A couple of chapters and the weather has turned, the sun is out, and the waves are glorious.
The rise of online gaming means that you will definitely find a game that grabs your attention and will provide you with authentic entertainment while you wait. There’s going to be many hours spent waiting. The range of games is enormous, and there is something for every taste. Make sure that if you’re in the casino or a game with in-app purchases, you look for as many freebies as possible. Examples like freeextrachips.com provide a great place to start looking. This will ensure that you have a free ‘in’ and don’t spend too much. The devices you choose to game on will depend on where you choose to do your waiting. If its beachside, then the devices you choose will need to be handheld and fully charged.
Writing can now be as simple as dictating into your phone, with the software to type your spoken words. Write a journal, a blog, your memoirs, or even a guide to wave riding. Decide who you want to write for and take it from there. There may even be the option of finding a part-time, paid gig, writing for others. Whether it is marketing, product descriptions, or customer service responses, writing while you wait could very well earn you some extra money.
Waterproof and sand proof
There are a couple of major considerations to make when choosing the mode of accessing all of the above ideas. Keep in mind that you will likely be on the beach and close to water, so ensure that there’s waterproofing and the tech is protected from the sand.
Having something to do while waiting for the right weather and the waves that you need is a great way to start a new hobby or rekindle some of the old ones you may have had. Spending some alone time in this way and being able to possibly monetize it makes the wait for a wave an actual activity that should be planned and prescribed.
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