The beginner surfer, in the process of Learn to surf waves yet to break, he has difficulties when it comes to catching the wave he chooses. In today's tip we show you a surf tip that will help you understand how to look at the wave.
Many times, a beginner surfer who is learning to surf, makes the mistake of seeing a wave on the horizon, and going to catch it, turns around and starts paddling with all his might without looking back, losing reference to the wave and time to coordinate your stroke with the moment in which it breaks. we leave you one guide for your information where to stand on the wave.
Not looking at the wave you are paddling will often waste your effort paddling waves that are not going to break, or try to catch waves that are already breaking on your back.
Continuously looking at the wave you are paddling will help you coordinate with it and adjust your position and paddling..
For that, we give you the steps to follow when you are going to paddle a wave that will be great for you to make sure you catch it.
Learn to surf waves – Step 1:
Wave selection: Choose the wave you are going to catch when you see it coming over the horizon and turn around to paddle it. If you have doubts about how calculate where a wave will break to understand which one to choose, you can look here.
Learn to surf waves - Step 2:
Paddling: Paddle the wave watching every second back again, to see where the wave is going and where it is going to break.
Learn to surf waves - Step 3:
Guidance for the take off: When you see that you are close to the breaking point and the wave is going to take you, look to both sides of the wave to make sure where the wave breaks, and orient your surfboard in that direction.
Check look at the wave every time you row it. You will see how little by little, you will gain experience in understanding the exact point where you should position yourself to be able to catch the wave. do not despair, learn to surf waves (do not foam) autonomously takes time, but with practice you will see that each time you are able to catch more waves per session.