Tips for beginner surfers

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Surfing is a very loved sport around the whole world. It is one adventure sport that no one gets tired of. Many people feel like surfing, but most of them end up being too scared to do it. There are many places where they train you on how to do it, and they are pretty good also. If you are planning to go surfing, here are some tips that could help you:

Get a soft-top surfboard

Wavestorm surfboards are currently the best selling surfboards in the world. It is primarily because they are a lot of fun and a great entry-level board because of its soft top. When you are learning, it inevitable that you might fail to do it right for the first couple of times. When your surfboard has a soft top, it won’t hurt you that much, and your body can take it.

Surf somewhere with fewer people

Look for spots which are less crowded. If you go to one of the popular places in your areas, you might find surfers who have most likely been there forever and will get the best waves. If you pick somewhere not that popular, with not many people around, you will get more waves and get better at it faster.

Practice your pop up

For those who don’t know what that is, the process involves laying down your board in the sand and lay down on it. You then stand up and get to a comfortable stance according to your convenience and start surfing. Imagine this happening in the water. That is pop up. The key to standing up on a wave is a quick pop up.

Shuffle your feet

Even though this does not have much to do with the actual riding of a wave, you should shuffle your feet while walking in and out of the water. With that, your chances of getting hit by a stingray are drastically reduced.

Find that sweet spot when paddling

You need to find a sweet spot in the middle of the surfboard. When you do, mark it with something and make sure that you paddle in that position. Beginner surfers are always seen paddling far too back on their boards, causing it to do a wheelie and then going slow. On the other side, some paddle up too far on their boards.

 
Bend the knees, not your back

When you get your chance to surf on a wave, make sure that you bend your knees and not hunch your back over. You will have more control and more balance as opposed to other ways of doing it. Also, bending your knees and surfing is just plain style.