So, you've heard all the hype about surfing: it's the new sport, it's a lifestyle choice, it's a great workout, etc. And while all that may be true, not everyone who boards rolls onto the beach and heads for the waves is surfing purposefully. For some people surfing isn't all that much fun and they are much better suited to other types of water sports.
One thing that many people forget when saying that surfing is a lifestyle is that you have to actually get out there and do it. If you never take a surf vacation you won't really know what it's like. Surfing requires a lot of mental toughness, the ability to stay calm under pressure, and a certain amount of daring. In addition, you'll also need the right kind of gear: wetsuits, helmets, paddles, and the right clothing for water activities. These are vital parts of surfing, and if you never pick up a board you will never get to experience the fun and excitement these things bring.