Singapore is known for many things – futuristic architecture, pockets of verdant spaces, and of course, its unique gastronomy scene. But despite its beaches and all-year-round summer, the tropical island is not known as a surfer's paradise. To make up for its lack of giant waves, it offers plenty of alternatives including surfing on artificial waves atop Kallang Wave Mall.
Even surf-related sports such as windsurfing, wakesurfing, and stand-up paddling (SUP) have been making waves in Singapore and beyond – SUP is an offshoot surf sport that originated in Hawaii, while windsurfing emerged from California’s surf culture.
Surfing usually involves riding a wave using a board, regardless of the stance. Besides building muscle in your upper body, core and legs, it also works wonders on your cardiovascular fitness.
To get started, decide on the type of surfing you want to do and sign up for a beginner’s class. We’ve even broken things down for you to help you with your selection. You don’t have to sweat about gear either – these schools will get you kitted out with their own equipment and guide you through the basics with plenty of instructions.
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