For some, the winter season means bundling up and staying indoors. But for us, a refreshing winter dip is the perfect way to invigorate the senses! In fact, there are many benefits to braving the surf in the cooler months.
When you find yourself slipping into a winter slump, hit the beach instead and press reset on your energy levels. You'll be surprised how good you feel! Here's five reasons to say YES to a winter swim...
KEEPING FIT & HEALTHY
One of the best benefits of swimming is that it's It's a low impact exercise that you can do all year round to keep your body in tip top shape!
Don't fear the water in the winter months, the cold water will actually help boost blood flow in your body. Over time, regular cold water swimming can even strengthen your immune system!
There are many benefits of swimming, not just for your body but also for your mind. Specifically, swimming in cold water releases endorphins to give you a natural high.
If the winter blues have been getting you down, a refreshing cold water swim or surf each morning is the perfect way to start your day and keep your mind on track!
THE WAVES ARE BETTER IN WINTER
With more moisture in the air and more storms, the swell at this time of year is much more consistent and makes for better surfing.
That's why you'll see so many dedicated, wetsuit clad surfers committed to catching the best wave even on the chilliest of days!
BUILD UP THE COURAGE
It takes some courage to get out in the water when everyone on the shore is wearing sweaters and coats. Once you are out in the waves though you can make some amazing friends and it's a great way to socialise!
Team up with a group of swimming mates or make some surfing buddies out in the water, then afterwards you can head to a local cafe to warm up and hang out!
TEST YOUR LIMITS
If a winter swim isn't usually your thing, now is the perfect time to give it try. You might be surprised by how much you enjoy it.
Are you brave enough to face the winter waves? Go on...
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