Almost everyone wishes to improve their surfing. That is why you have come here in the first place. Looking for the greatest waves in your region or planning a surf trip? Perhaps you’re considering new equipment: fins, a board to go faster, get vertical, or produce more sections. Yes, equipment is crucial, as are nice waves, but the technique is everything. Surfing that is efficient is good surfing, and the best make it look smooth and flowing.
How do you get efficient in surfing?
We have no control over nature. Surfing exposes us to a variety of forces, the bulk of which are natural. The sea is the world’s largest and most powerful force. So, instead of resisting it, try to flow with it.
Keep an eye on it, experience it, and finally understand it. Purchase an oceanography book or you could check surf forecasts here on our website.
Learn how your break works. You can achieve this by standing outside for 15 minutes before diving in. Make it even more efficient by conducting your pre-surf warm-up in the direction of your break. This allows you to not only observe what the waves are doing but also to visualize what you can accomplish on those waves.
The sea has a rhythm. After some time, you will begin to tune into it.
Your stance needs to be balanced, solid, and flexible to adapt. Bowed at the knees, not the waist Vertical chest, buttocks in, and back knee tucked in Your mass, which is the area immediately below your belly button, should be over your feet. A front foot kicked out at 45 degrees to the stringer, back foot square. Your feet should be around shoulder width apart.
The most essential thing is to keep your head up. Look at where you wish to go. People gazing at their board is the most common mistake.
Things to know before paddling out
Where can I find the channel? This simply implies where the waves are not breaking so you can easily paddle out (efficiently). Even better, because you don’t get in anyone’s way, you gain instant respect. The channel is located on the flank of the main lineup, which is a hint. Not right in front of it.
Most surfers paddle right through the queue, duck diving every wave and causing havoc. They then sit exhausted in the back, perplexed as to why everyone else is glaring at them with contempt. They then drift into the waterway for an hour without catching any waves.
This is fundamental surf etiquette. In some ways, surfing is a rule-free pastime, but we do need some ground rules to keep everyone’s surfing mojo intact. So read it, learn it, and then teach it to others. Localism actually exists, and hence respecting those that deserve it can help pave the path for a much more enjoyable surf. If you imagine it as a bar. If it’s your neighborhood. Then you can most likely nod to the bartender and order your regular. If you do it in a foreign pub, people will stare at you as if you are insane and you will be booted out.
Don’t push your way past them. You must wait your turn. It’s okay if someone else is served before you.
– Only try to control what is possible: ourselves 100%, nature 0%
– Efficient movement can only come from a relaxed body
– Time creates control of opportunity
– The first step to control is awareness
Your stance needs to be
– Flexible to adapt
Check out our other post: The Basic Surf Etiquette Every Surfer Has to Know