The key to standing on your surfboard is to do it in one fluid motion. The longer it takes, the harder it is!
When a rider stands on the board, they need to have one foot in front of the other, perpendicular to the rails. Standing parallel to the rails, or with both feet together, may be stylish, but is likely to be more difficult for the beginner surfer to stay balanced and in control.
Having the ability to quickly turn around while sitting on the board allows you to swiftly put it in the direction you desire prior to laying down to paddle.
Most surf breaks around the world have become increasingly crowded due to the growth of surfing. This requires that an etiquette be followed so that all receive their share of waves.
Getting out to the lineup can be challenging, especially as a new surfer. Learn the best ways to getting through the turbulent whitewater without losing your cool.
Wearing a leash should be done by all beginner surfers, but always remember: wearing one is not a ticket to let go!
Paddling into waves is no easy feat, but following some key rules will help you maximize your energy and have you gliding along the ocean surface with ease.
Catching waves requires proper timing, positioning, and selection.
Learning to read waves requires a keen and alert eye. Over time, you will be able to accurately see and select the best waves for your riding ability.
Get familiar with commonly used lingo heard throughout this series.