It would be better if both of you picked a wave spot a little less crowded but that may not have been possible!
In the video and the other one on youtube you were in the wrong . Basic drop in rule is the guy closest to the curl and first to their feet usually has right of way and whether or not you could have turned faster you would still be wrong!
Since you can't turn well or go across the face yet, your spot should be where you can learn this without being in traffic, you are a bit like trying to drive a Volkswagen onto a formula one track and that is no fun for anybody concerned. This is a common mistake but since you were brave enough to put your video up you are facing facts
Something a lot of learners do is go where other surfers are, sort of OK for safety in numbers but are they more highly skilled on that spot?
Beginners find it easier and faster in paddling if they keep their legs together and on the board as they are not paddling against the drag of their feet and legs.
Just have fun get your skills up
Wave4Surf wrote:To both of you who posted a reply: thank u very mutch for giving us (a number of) tips!!!Beginners find it easier and faster in paddling if they keep their legs together and on the board as they are not paddling against the drag of their feet and legs.
Just to make sure: do you think it is better if we would keep our legs a bit apart from each other, and put our feet in the air?
Thanks, you too! I'll sure do that!!!
PredationSA wrote:You guys seem to be trying to stand a bit too early (you aren't full in the wave's "grasp") so you end up doing a kinda "step-by-step" get up i.e. get to one knee, get onto other knee and then get up, which also kills a lot of your momentum which there is a also less of since you're trying to get a up a bit too early. So i rate practice that jump straight to your feet motion at home (it will also come with just going out there and getting stronger etc) and also paddle a bit deeper and harder and only get up once you're 100% you're on the wave.
jaffa1949 wrote:You and your brother are young, get out in the surf as often as possible, ride as many different boards as possible Have lots of fun.
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