This is the real basics guys… so first things first - start with your stance. Are you goofy or regular foot? If you don’t know, it’s something you need to discover now! Watch these to find out.
It’d be awesome to get straight out into the big sets, but you’ll pick things up more quickly if you work through stages… so whitewater waves it is! Thanks to the guys in Bali for their top tips… and for those in Costa Rica for help with sitting and turning!
Next you’ll need to know how to get standing using the pop up. The first vid from the Snell Brothers is nice and clear and has some neat diagrams. The second clip from Surf Coaches gives great backup advice and includes how to chicken wing. Watch on…
You can see a nice visual breakdown of how to surf in a day on the following page… but consider that holding an arm out to stop yourself from being K.O.-ed by your board might be kinda useful.
Once you’ve got the moves, you’ll still need to get your head around choosing and catching good green waves.
If you like reading up, then this page is cool. www.surfscience.com/topics/learn-to-surf/surfing-101/how-to-choose-a-good-wave
Or get your info kicks on catching waves from some visual madness instead! The first clip presents the basic steps for all you newbies and the second is an awesome lesson on catching unbroken waves from the surfsimplycoaches. Ridiculously useful!
Once you’re up and riding then you’ll need to know about slowing down, and turning.
Now you’re set! Find more help on all the basic manoeuvres in our tips and tricks spot. Once you’re feeling super stoked and confident, you can also use it to take your wave riding to the next level… So go max out your potential! ?
And if you’re ever doubting your surfing abilities after a super hard session don’t give up! If a pig can do it, so can you!
P.S. If you're inspired by Kama's style (or just find your local river or lake calling to you), then some stand up paddle boarding might be in order. Check out this great 'how to' page from Happiness Without!Have fun!
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