Our Surfing coaches have outlined the best tips for beginner surfers, to get them standing up on their board! See the list below that can help you:
Before you hop in the water, practice this on land
Start by laying on the board with your toes touching the tail. Place hands flat on the board close to your chest.
Lift up your chest by pushing on your hands and look straight ahead keeping your head still to keep your balance Practice this a few times until you’re comfortable
Keep you centre of gravity low when it comes to take offs.
Establish which foot to bring forward, are you a natural or a goofy footer?
Twist your hips to ensure you are in a comfortable position to stand
Do not lean forward when taking off! This can cause you to tip and lose balance
Stick to white water when you are starting out
Don’t forget to always wear your leash