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Surfing Skills & Techniques

Everything starts with the basics. In Surfing, nothing beats a good groundwork of fundamental skills, as this will make the learning process easier and a lot more fun. Moreover, getting those basics right during the early stages of learning will help improve your performance, giving you more confidence before actually riding a wave. Learning the basics in a Surf school is definitely to your advantage as it will make the learning process easier and much quicker. In this section, know the different skills you need to learn in Surfing:

Body & Board Positioning Body & Board Positioning
Having the right position will improve board stability. This is also in preparation for the technique that every beginner wants to do - standing on a Surfboard.
 
Getting into the Water Getting into the Water
After assuming the right position of your body on the board while on the beach, you can move on to the real playground. Learn how to get into the water with your board.
 
Paddling Paddling
Paddling the right way is one of the most important techniques to learn in Surfing. In this section, learn how to paddle and pick up some pointers on how to make paddling efficient.
 
Eskimo Roll Eskimo Roll
If you are a beginner or you are using a Longboard, you cannot duck dive to get through big waves and whitewater. Do the Eskimo Roll.
 
Duck Diving Duck Diving
Duck Diving is an efficient way of getting out of a breaking wave. It is similar to how ducks dive under the waves, hence the name. Learn how to duck dive in this section.
 
Lining Up Lining Up
Line up refers to the location where the wave breaks. In this section, know the ideal position in a line up and learn how to maintain order in an area where skilled surfers congregate.
 
Sitting on the Surfboard Sitting on the Surfboard
Sitting on your Surfboard gives you a better view of the oncoming waves than when you are paddling out. Learn how to sit on your board in this section.
 
Catching a Wave Catching a Wave
You obviously cannot surf without knowing how to catch a wave correctly. In this section, pick up some helpful tips on how to catch an unbroken wave.
 
Wipeout Wipeout
In the Surfing world, Wipeout means falling off your Surfboard. This can lead to injuries, so it is important to be very cautious when wiping out.
 
Standing on the Surfboard (on the beach) Standing on the Surfboard (on the beach)
You have reached the final phase where you culminate everything you have learned. But before you try to stand up on your board out in the water, make sure to do this drill first.
 
Standing on the Surfboard (in the water) Standing on the Surfboard (in the water)
Standing on the Surfboard as you ride the waves is an exhilarating experience. As a popular saying goes, 'only a surfer knows the feeling'. Learn how to do the pop-up in this section.
 

Nobody says that learning to surf is a piece of cake. It will take months to be able to read the wave and ride it properly. But do not take it as a hard task. Learning to surf is fun and very rewarding. All you need is a lot of patience and determination to learn. Eventually, you will be able to catch big waves and realize, with a big smile on your face, that it's all worth it.