Throughout my 15 year surfing career (I use the term “career” very loosely here), I’ve heard it time and time again. ” All she sees is the tan, muscles, and laid back lifestyle, but little does she know what actually goes into dating a surfer.Last week, The Clymb posted something on their blog that was informative to us surfer boys when it comes to keeping a relationship, in addition to our relationship with the waves. I’ve heard that one too many times before to actually believe that statement.So if you’re scared of the ocean or of wearing swimwear or of something silly like getting dark, this may not be an ideal relationship because even if you’re not in the water, you would still definitely be somewhere near it.Have you seen a shirtless dude pacing up and down complaining constantly about how “shitty” the waves have been, or one that’s helplessly staring off into the flat sea or at the forecasts online?It takes a real man to deal with that disappointment and come out on top. Surfers have the best hair and when they emerge from the ocean and flick it around like some kind of Greek god, wow oh wow, you better hope your sunglasses cover the perving. He lives, breathes, and dreams about the surf, but you won't mind because when he gets talking about the swell and the rips, not to mention sex wax (don’t ask), you can’t help but fall head over heels for his lingo. He knows his stuff and it happens to be a massive turn on. You see them at the beach all tanned and gorgeous; their toned arms carrying boards as the breeze blows at their rough sun-bleached surfer hair.
If you don't have a wave-chasing hottie in the vicinity then we suggest you book it to the sand. Here are 20 reasons why dating a surfer is like winning the damn boyfriend lottery. Paddling out again and again does magical things to his biceps and we’re not complaining. All that bobbing about waiting for a wave, jumping on it, and then watching it fizzle out to nothing? His life revolves around surfing, which makes Bali and Australia his dream destinations for vacay. If you’ve found yourself saying this quite a bit when you go to the beach, maybe the idea of loving the beach sounds great to you.And dating a surfer probably isn’t the best idea, since surfers practically live at the beach. You’re cool with waking up early and going to the beach to watch your cute little surfer boy “hang ten” and “shred the gnar.” You also love the beach.So let’s step it up a bit, watching your surfer boy do what he loves sounds like a great idea, right?Of course it does, but the real thing to ask yourself is “how does sitting alone for three or more hours sound to you?