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  1. #1
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    Riding bigger waves?

    Hi there! This is my first post on the forums I have a question pertaining to the bigger waves. I've been surfing for a few months and i can ride foamies pretty confidently. However, when i attempt to tackle a large wave my board always nose dives before i can get to my feet. I am surfing in the Cocoa Beach Florida area on a 8'8 longboard. Any tips would be great!!
    Thanks again!

  2. #2
    Practice.
    Get rid of foam board.
    You are probably too far forward on your board.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
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    Carolina Beach
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    http://www.surfsimply.com/podcast/ Watch these
    Don't ditch the Foamy, yet...
    David is right about practice but I bet you aren't to far forward on your board. Watch the podcasts and you'll see what I mean. Lot's of good info on them.

  4. #4
    I just wanted to thank CBSCREWBY for the awesome link. I have surfed in Nosara, but was unaware of the SurfSimply folks. The mini-lecture that the guy gives on taking off on waves is fantastic. Watching that would have saved me a whole lot of trial and error along the way! I liked it so much I posted it on my Facebook page!
    Mahalo!!

  5. #5
    Adjust your paddle angle so your not at the bottom of the wave trying to get to your feet. Stand up as you get picked up in the direction the open face is go, especially if the drop in is going to be a little late.

  6. #6
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    Try getting up earlier, this helps keep your weight from being too far forward.

  7. #7
    Just keep practicing. Go out in all conditions (except huge). Paddle as hard as you can... Just remember, everybody struggled at first. It takes time to get "good"... If you stick with it you will find youself getting better and better.

  8. #8
    arch your back, keep your chest up, as your paddling hard to catch the wave.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
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    arlington, va/DC
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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    arch your back, keep your chest up, as your paddling hard to catch the wave.
    question: on an 8'8" is it possible he maybe too far inside and pearling because he's catching the wave too late? Pearling?

  10. #10
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    Oct 2009
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    arlington, va/DC
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    yeah those are really good videos. . .