New surfer, cant seem to get on waves

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Fllbdr, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Wait a minute. What did I miss?

    Is "Sweet Spot" the name of the (of age) sister? Noice!

    Seriously though. When you are learning on weak/skite waves, do everything possible to advance your skills.

    It will confirm your kook status, but consider some creative cheating. Diving on the board to create speed in the shallows can be helpful (and allowed) for the beginner. It will help you to understand just how much speed is required and help you to find that aforementioned sweet spot. Don’t overdo it because that’s where bad habits begin.

    Board positioning is the second most important aspect of surfing.

    As others have said, getting wet is the most important. Just Go. No excuses.

    P.S. Good luck on your journey and Slide On!
  2. flowmac

    flowmac Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Have you thought about hopping onto a surf camp?

    I always recommend beginners to hop on a local Surfcamp when they are just starting out, this allows them to learn good habits instead of bad ones.

    It's always harder to unlearn a bad habit than to learn the proper good habit.