Your question: What is the average surfing session?

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How long should I surf per day?

Water time – if you are young and fit, anywhere from 2-4 hours on average. Managing 3 surfs per day 2 hour sessions isn’t unheard of. Surfed for 6 hours in cold water once in my 20s and got hypothermia and slept for 14 hours straight afterwards.

How often do surfers go surfing?

At least two days a week, up to five days a week depending on what the waves are doing. Sometimes two sessions a day or sometimes just one long one or one short one depending on what I have going on.

How many waves do you catch in a surf session?

Even when we’re fully booked, each surfer should score around 10-12 waves per session (that is, opportunities to catch waves – once it comes, it’s up to you how you ride it!). When we’re less busy, you’ll score more perfect waves.

How long do surfing lessons last?

Typically a one hour surf lesson is plenty of time to get you up and riding waves. If you want to perfect your skills, usually a two hour lesson or a couple one hour lessons are enough for you to feel quite comfortable surfing on your own.

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How good is the average surfer?

There are surfers who don’t compete who are as good as pro surfers. If you consider the skill set of surfing on a scale of one to ten, one being a total beginner and ten being the pros then an average surfer would be about a five.

How many surfers get attacked by sharks?

In 2016 58% of attacks were on surfers. Despite these reports, however, the actual number of fatal shark attacks worldwide remains uncertain.


Region Hawaii
Total attacks 137
Fatal attacks 11
Last fatality 2019

How long do surfers stay in the water?

That time underwater can feel like an eternity, but in fact, most hold-downs last only five seconds. In large surf, that may stretch to 12 seconds. Even a big-wave surfer subjected to a two-wave hold-down will be underwater only for about half a minute.

How many waves can you surf in an hour?

Waves per hour: 900-1000 waves per hour. Surfers can plan on 10-12 waves per fully booked session.

How long does it take to surf?

Learning to surf requires between two hours and one month of practice. If you’re struggling for more than two months to ride a wave, then there’s something wrong with you. The first thing you’ll need to master is lying and balancing on a surfboard – that could take you between half-an-hour and two or three hours.