Do you find yourself stuck and struggling to make progress? There may be a lot of reasons for this, but today I will be talking about one of the struggles that most learner surfers experience.
For ninety-five percent (95%) of learner surfer often have the same struggle when giving their first try in getting into the water to ride a wave. Trying to figure out how to navigate through the waves and how to put themselves in the best position to catch the right waves is definitely a challenging feat. But, let me tell you something.
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO
This video shows how trying to skips steps doesn’t help you progress on the next level. You can see how a learner surfer first needs to have control over their board in the waves before they can even think about standing and surfing. Controlling your board against the strength of the waves should be one of your main priorities, before trying to ride a wave. If you fail to do so, you won’t be able to position yourself properly.
There is so much more learning that needs to happen before you try to stand on your board and ride a wave. First, you need to keep yourself safe. Safe surfing is something I teach all of my clients not only for their personal safety but for the others surfers as well. Secondly, you need to learn how to move efficiently through the waves. Watch and study how waves work so that you can work your way around them for the next step. The next step being learning how to find the right position to lay on your board.
Remember that surfing is a process you just have to trust it and keep moving without skipping steps. The mentioned steps above are only some of the plenty of skills you need to learn before you catch your first wave.
Standing on your surfboard and riding a wave is one of the last steps that you need to focus on. If you are not able to control your board and put yourself in the correct position to catch a wave, trying to stand up on your board is the least of your problems.