How to Surf –
4 Tips For Learning to Surf Successfully
In some cases the hardest factor for beginning surfers is the intial embarrassment of not being excellent at the sport right away. We don’t know a single person who jumped in the water without a little humility and trepidation about learning how to surf.
Keenly watching other surfers is especially worthwhile if you are having difficulty gathering courage to jump right into waves. If you’re frantically struggling at learning to surf while the surfer next to you is catching every wave that comes by, you have some work to do. Watching and learning from local surfers who have much better wave know-how of the local break, and also their understanding of the wave provides them an edge.
Tip # 1: Watch and learn to surf from good local surfers, then add their strengths into your surfing.
As you’re out there on the beach noting various other surfers’ rides while you, in turn, paddle for waves and fall…utilize that to your benefit. Consider your falls and failings as something worth learning from and also try to figure out just what the best surfers are doing so that you could fix your approach.
Tip # 2: Pick the appropriate beach and break to learn how to surf.
Make sure you learn how to surf at a beach that is beginner friendly and offers a mildly sloping wave that is easier to ride. You will gain confidence much quicker and have more fun too!
Idea # 3: Make a list and learn to surf from your own mistakes.
Many times beginning surfers make mistakes that prevent them from effectively riding waves. Make a list of points that you and other beginners do incorrect and also aim to improve your very own mistakes from that list. Review that list every time you paddle out and see if you can shorten that list!
Tip # 4: Keep paddling out…stay consistent and keep at it for a month!
Get in the water as much as possible and challenge yourself to ride as many waves as you can…You will be amazed at how much you improve when you are consistently surfing!
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