I had that problem, (still do sometimes) but I got this tip from a guy in a line up i was in and it radically changed how I surf... as in i surf better... he told me to:
get higher on my board ( i was so scared of pearling that id hang my feet off the back of my 6'4 quad) and ARCH my back so that my weight was shifted foward but still centered in the sweet spot on the board.
he told me to do this and now its effortless for me to get into the wave...
Dont be like me and get spooked about pearling... it takes forever to break that habit.
as for going down the line, when you find a method to do it quickly and consistently then let me know... i am late.
good luck these things take time... Im in a similar boat with you but i practice and get hurt (my mother bought me a loaded first aid kit for my b-day), rinse and repeat. (and also i highly suggest that you practice popping up with your surfboard on your bed, its the quickest way to find out if your too high up on the board and it really helps buid tone)
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Thread: surfing help
Aug 25, 2009, 01:58 PM
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Wait a minute, in your other thread you said you can surf triple overhead.
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Aug 25, 2009, 02:27 AM #1Junior Member
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- Long Beach Island.
i ride a 5'6 surfboard. i am problably intermediate. i wanna know how to not nosedive on a drop in and learn how to get a line