Intro to Surfing in Pacifica

  1. Learn to play with the waves — If completely new to the waves & ocean currents, play in the water (without the surf board, depending on comfort level of tugging along that 9 ft board) first and familiarize yourself with riding the oncoming waves or ducking under if the waves are above your head. When waves start to feel like fun, it’s time to get the board.
  2. Proper technique to tug the surf board in the water, on your way to face the waves — this is important to keep safe and save yourself from potentially hurting yourself or others from the board or the fins underneath towards the tail of the board.
  3. Learning to hop on the board and paddle — this is the fun part for sure and a proper technique is imperative to doing it safely. The energy of the water and the currents, rollicking waves and the dynamism of the floating board, all adds up to make surfing a very dynamic activity.
  4. Learning to stand up on the board for real ‘surfing’ — this is the eye-catching part for everyone and makes a pretty picture of surfing too. There are several techniques for accomplishing the ‘stand up’ while surfing and everyone picks up their own style as they get into the sport. But all the techniques do require a strong core, arm muscles and a sense of balance.

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