Saw a kid struggling on a soft top this weekend. Asked him how he was doing, and he told me it was his first time surfing. Just gave him a little tip that he was popping up a bit early, and make sure he's on the wave before standing. Worked out for him on his next wave. He paddled back out, "Thanks man, it worked, it worked. That was awesome."
Don't think I will remember any particular waves from that session, but I will remember that exchange for sometime. We all had to start out somewhere.