Yes agreed Silvershark , although I should add that harmonising with the wave also leads to more time on deck and less falling off.
Back in the day with big boards and no leashes not falling off was a natural surfing goal and part of being a waterman, and staying on the board is best achieved with a harmonious no frills surfing style, it just works better that way.
As Silvershark said we accept that some people (for whatever reason)prefer to do tricks, spray throwing and flashy aggressive moves, putting the alternative point of view is quite important though as the surf media simply doesn't do it . . . .. it needs to be presented in order to provide some balance, after all the make it easy style is an ancient, pleasurable and functional surfing tradition which deserves to be kept alive.
Unfortunately the apologists for the competition/magazine/media circus styles of surfing often become very upset when the dysfunctional aspects of their activityand boards are discussed, it's to them a form of heresy to question the high priests of commercial surfing.
Paradoxically a harmonious no frill surfing style works very well with competitive and aggressive wave seeking behaviour. . . . it does with me anyway !
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