We all have them, but what is one that you really would like to fix?
For me, I would like to stop jumping off my board at the end of my rides, sometimes I'm able to lay back down and paddle right back out, but I don't do it every time either out of laziness or because it seems more fun to fall in and then grab my board, it's just a bad habit i formed as a kid and never thought to correct. Seeing as i'm going to surf a reef in PR for the 1st time in Oct., i'd like to not step on anything while i'm down there. So i've been focusing more on falling flat if I fall, and not touching ground at the end of my rides.
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Thread: Bad surfing habits...
Aug 9, 2012, 09:16 PM #1
Bad surfing habits...
Aug 9, 2012, 09:36 PM #2
Jumping off is not a bad habit in my book - you're just enhancing the end of your ride. If my line is about to close out, I will carve my board up the face and jump - I get some major air. At the end of the day, it's about having fun; but you're right, you probably want to be more careful in PR.
My habit is dragging my knee on smaller waves. The smaller the wave, the lazier I am. Can you say deck dings?
Aug 9, 2012, 10:06 PM #3
When I ride longboard, I shuffle step instead of cross stepping sometimes. Ain't pretty, but I don't surf it that much so I guess I can't be too bent out of shape since I don't practice much.
Aug 9, 2012, 10:17 PM #5Senior Member
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one of mine used to be just paddling out before timing between sets... makes for some rough starts to a session.
Aug 9, 2012, 10:27 PM #6
Aug 9, 2012, 10:28 PM #7
People say I have a "bad habit" of surfing to much. I'd be really sore from the day before (awesome rhyme) then keep going back day after day... Another one is when I'm desperate for a wave I'd be an idiot sometimes and try to ride a wave really close to the shore and end up almost riding into the sand.
lazy duck dives on smaller waves, sometimes even a smaller wave can clean you up if you don't get under it deep enough.
Aug 9, 2012, 11:29 PM #10
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