Oliver, are you good at swimming?
I’m not bad at swimming.
That’s good. Surfing is very dangerous. People who can’t swim shouldn’t surf.
With that in mind, there are cases where people who cannot swim surf and drown. This time, I will talk about the fatal accident of a surfing beginner.
People who cannot swim tend to panic because they are afraid of water
Humans die when they cannot breathe. If you can’t breathe in the water, you die. So people who can’t swim are afraid of water.
It’s natural that people who can’t swim are afraid of water.
Sometimes people who can’t swim start surfing and drown.
But surfboards and surfers are connected by a leash cord, right? Why are they drowning?
I guess it’s because of panic. Often, for novice surfers, the power of the waves is stronger than they can imagine. Humans are in a hurry when they encounter unexpected events. Moreover, they can’t swim, so imagine they might drown. Fear accelerates the consumption of oxygen and makes the body stiff. So I think they panic and drown.
Is it okay on a small wave day?
It’s safer than big waves. However, there are cases where even small waves drown. That’s why I don’t recommend surfing to people who can’t swim.
What to do to avoid drowning and dying
Here’s what you need to do to avoid drowning and dying.
Being able to swim is an absolute requirement.
People who can swim may also drown. The following notes are described.
Oliver, you can swim, but you can still drown.
Surfing is a very dangerous sport. Please be careful enough.
I’m careful not to drown.
Wetsuits are safety equipment/Especially beginners should wear wetsuits to protect their body and life