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  1. #11
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    Agreed, been surfing for 10+ years and still found tons of good info and reminders of some bad habits I've developed.

    Good call, CBSCREWBY.

  2. #12
    Go for the line not straight. Big waves have walls. Start paddling sideways w the wave not straight in tonthe beach. If ur just beginning bottom turns are probably alittle out of ur skill range no offense. Just practice bo but dont keep doing the same thing if its not working. N screw that nonsense about get rid of ur foam board. U can catch more waves than anybody if u swim strong. Check out jamie obrien surfing pipe on a 25 dollar foam board. Back door switch

  3. #13
    On smaller waves, paddle on an angle in the direction you'll be going. Also, paddle harder and earlier. The hardest thing for me to figure out when i started is how hard you really need to paddle to catch the wave at the ideal time.

    Most beginners stay way too far back when they are first starting out. If your digging the nose, your probably closer to the sweet spot than most beginners.

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by S-T-R-E-T-C-H View Post
    Go for the line not straight. Big waves have walls. Start paddling sideways. . . N screw that nonsense about get rid of ur foam board. U can catch more waves than anybody if u swim strong. Check out jamie obrien surfing pipe on a 25 dollar foam board. Back door switch
    straight up. Out here I see some surfin crazy nonsense an rippin it up. I saw some dude pull a 720 on a fiberglass alaia with two inch tall nubby skegs out here Tues night on a flat faced, big ol slab. I've seen guys tearin it up on foamies. What u'r describing is a tricky thing to fix. You might be a little too far forward on your board. Maybe not. Watch other people. Be patient. what do you think that you are doing wrong?
    Last edited by zaGaffer; Sep 29, 2012 at 02:53 AM.

  5. #15
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    Sep 2012
    Location
    Orlando
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    Thank you to everyone for all of the help! Those videos were great. I feel like I'm probably not taking the wave a an angle and just paddling in towards shore. I'll give everything you guys said a shot! Thanks again!

  6. #16
    Thats what were here for man. For those of us who love the sport we enjoy to watch ppl learn. Bot only cuz they eat **** n its funny but more importantly another person is getting into touch w the gods n their spirit. Juat remember if ur patient ur wave will come. Straight to u. U ahldnt have to cut anyone off ur stress cuz i started paddling towarda what u thought was a peak n see a set roll in right where u just were. Dont lose hope n remember y u started. Cuz its fun. The second u stop having fun n start getting pissed just take a break

  7. #17
    Nothing to tell you but to keep surfing having fun, because you eventually adapt to avoid nose diving and any other problem you're gonna get. Its just natural! It will all click eventually and you'll get that stoke to get even better, and better, and bigger and badder

  8. #18
    Yeah man stick with it, the Surf Simply videos are very good, I remember watching those last year when I was just beginning. Should probably watch them again. The biggest reason I kept nose-diving was because I was trying to catch the wave too far in, it was too steep and I would just pearl over and over until I realized I could catch the wave earlier (especially on a longboard). So it might not necessarily be your position on the board, but rather where you are trying to catch the wave. Just a thought.

  9. #19
    You should be able to swim for at least an hour, hold your breath for at least a minute and a half, and be able to paddle for hours on end without pausing.You need a board suitable for the conditions, generally longer, narrower, with a rounded pin or pintail, the proper wetsuit, a strong leash.
    surfboard rental Gold Coast
    Last edited by john48; Oct 1, 2012 at 08:15 AM.

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantLee View Post
    Yeah man stick with it, the Surf Simply videos are very good, I remember watching those last year when I was just beginning. Should probably watch them again. The biggest reason I kept nose-diving was because I was trying to catch the wave too far in, it was too steep and I would just pearl over and over until I realized I could catch the wave earlier (especially on a longboard). So it might not necessarily be your position on the board, but rather where you are trying to catch the wave. Just a thought.
    That's my main focus is an angled take off and catching the wave earlier. Thanks again everyone! this website is great!!!