How long did it take you lot to learn to stand up consistently and do simple turns?
It was recently my 8th time surfing and I have just started to figure out simple turns. I used to skateboard a lot but I noticed its a lot different surfing but in ways easier. You literaly just turn your shoulder in the direction you want to go and you go that way. I just have to make sure when I do it I don't lose too much speed and get caught but I'm sure that'l come with practice. I find FS turns more difficult than BS turns I think I've pretty much got my pop up down. Occasionaly I don't make it but 99% of the time I stand up succesfully now on white wash and a lot of the time on breaking waves. I'm currently working on popping up faster; rather than waiting five seconds till I'm moving, I just pop up as soon as I feel my board 'lift'.
Anyway, how long did it take you lot to learn to pop up and do simple turns?
What do you think I should work on next? Keep focusing on popping up and balance (as sometimes I fall because of my balance after I have popped up) or start focusing on turning more?