Surfing Lessons are Necessary!
For anyone wondering if surf lessons are necessary, the answer is yes. Surfing is one of the hardest sports in the world and unless you start at a very young age or grow up by the beach surfing then surf lessons are a must. In just a few lessons you can learn propped surfing etiquette and how to read the waves. Also, you will learn what size board to start out on which is one of the most important factors when learning to surf.
During your surf lesson, depending on how experienced your surf instructor is, you can ask him many questions that would take years to learn on your own. Save yourself the hassle and get a lesson. Just make sure your instructor is experienced with 20 years of surfing under his or her belt.