vanfossenator wrote: I have obviously mastered the paddle
isaluteyou wrote:4 - poor wave selection - picking a bad wave that closes down too quickly usually will take you well down with it
vanfossenator wrote:I am a beginner, and I have obviously mastered the paddle for the most part and I am now beginning to popup and ride some waves. I have noticed that sometimes when I catch a wave the nose of my longboard drops off the front of the wave and I go head first over the front of the wave. I have been positioning myself farther back on the board and that still does not seem to correct the problem. I feel like I am too far out on the wave when it breaks. What can I do to correct this???
Also, I have rented different boards and I find I like 8'4"- 9' funboard/longboards the best...
I would like to purchase a board and I have been looking at the CI Waterhog...(8'6") Is there any opinions on this board? Good for my first new board? Too pricey???
Thanks for the help!
vanfossenator wrote:oldgrom: Thanks for the help...We all gotta start somewhere I am surfing in St. Augustine FL...north of Daytona...
justloafin: I weigh 165 and am 6' tall... I like your advice and I will definitly try that...You're right...the waves average knee to waist high, the last time I went they were about chest high on occasion...
What is the surf like in Wilmington??? I have family up there and I was thinking about going up there to visit and try out the surf up there.
Anybody else got anything?
alimac2411 wrote:another tip is when u actually manage to pop up, don't be looking down at your feet, instantly look ahead were u want to go. It's amazing what a difference this can make!
vanfossenator wrote:hey guys, I went out on saturday...waves probably only knee to waist high and pretty glassy...I followed alot of your advice and I feel I improved greatly from last week...Rode alot more than before...I caught myself watchin my feet, when I stopped it started to come together...haha...actually looked like I knew what I was doin...
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