If the ocean is calm and you're not able to catch a wave, or you simply don't have enough time to learn to surf, there's always an alternative called stand up paddle boarding. This old form of surfing was made to help surfers paddle long distances, though now it has become a separate sport in itself. One of the reasons why it's gaining popularity is that it's easy to learn. Paddle boarding is good even in calm water, and there's no need to wait for the waves. So if you're not exactly into extreme sports, you should consider trying a calmer but still a fun way to spend some time in the water.