Reply to BlueAzure's nosedive problem
I only have two years of surfing experience and I am having the same problem of pearling as BlueAzure (particularly on a steep wave). Similar to pearling, when I feel I have caught the wave (again, particularly on a steep wave) I can see that the front half of the board has no water supporting it and I can fell the wave bomb-diving me right into the sand or rock.
How do I overcome this ?
In addition to the advice outside which is to catch the wave sooner or to angle the board slightly while paddling into the wave, would you experienced surfers out there think that beginners like us are not standing up soon enough.
Would standing up near the back of the board at the moment when I feel I am going to pearl help ? Would that counter the pearling movement and also forcefully push the back of the board down into the base of the wave (a form of "taking the drop"). Doing this may even cut into the water of the wave, I think. I have thought alot about this (standing up sooner rather than later) and I am going to see if this works. Any advice ?
Desperate and frustrated. Please help.