Surf The How To

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Surf The How To

  1. 1. Your First Surfboard Your First Surfboard • The most important thing when learning to The most important thing when learning to  surf is picking the right board, your first board  should be long and thick. (The bigger the  should be long and thick (The bigger the board the easier to get up on. • Pocket Friendly Pocket Friendly • Soft boards       
  2. 2. Surf Spot Surf Spot • Your first surf spot should have some small Your first surf spot should have some small  beach breaking waves, with a small crowd of  people in the water people in the water.
  3. 3. From Sand to Sea From Sand to Sea • Every surfer begin surfing the same way It is Every surfer begin surfing the same way. It is  always best to learn how to pop up on your  board while your still on the beach. board while your still on the beach • Less movement  • F lf Feel for your board b d
  4. 4. Paddling Out Paddling Out • Pick a Line to paddle out into the surf where Pick a Line to paddle out into the surf where  there are very few people. • Duck dive when you dip the nose and your Duck dive‐ when you dip the nose and your  body under the wave so you don’t get drilled. • P ddl h d Paddle hard until you get past the breakers il h b k
  5. 5. Catching the Wave Catching the Wave • As a wave approaches turn the nose of your As a wave approaches, turn the nose of your  board toward the beach, lay down and begin  paddling. As you feel the wave lift you and  paddling As you feel the wave lift you and your board, paddle as hard as you can and  lean your weight forward lean your weight forward. 
  6. 6. Riding the Wave Riding the Wave • Stay Balanced Keep your feet centered on Stay Balanced, Keep your feet centered on  your board. • Turn your body weight to turn left or right Turn your body weight to turn left or right • Have fun riding the wave
  7. 7. Key Tips Key Tips • Don't get frustrated it may take a few waves Don t get frustrated, it may take a few waves  before you get the hang of it • Stay out of crowded areas until you learn to Stay out of crowded areas until you learn to  control your board • Al Always have fun surfing    h f fi

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