1- Improve your fitness
In between surf trips- workout. The healthier and fitter you are in any sport, the easier you will find surfing and the longer you will be able to stay in the water before tiring. Take a look at this post for ideas on how to improve your fitness: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk
2- Get the right gear
4- Know your limits
When learning to duck dive your surfboard, open your eyes under the water. You’ll be able to see the whitewater wash over you, so you will be able to time your rise to the surface once the wave has cleared.
7- Plant your hands
Place your hands on your surfboard when popping up, and don’t hold onto the rails. Easier said than done, but this simple technique will stop you from tipping yourself over and will allow you to gain a lot more balance to get to your feet quickly.
8- Eat, sleep, surf, repeat
Surf, and surf often. Whatever you do every day, you will progress in quickly… And besides, it gives you an excuse to go on some amazing surf holidays in order to ‘practice’.
9- Surf pad
Although this may sound like having a beach house next to the surf (always a good idea!) a surf pad is used for grip at the end of your surfboard. Get a pad that you’ll be able to push against when popping up, and that will help you to control your board in the surf.
- 10- Reward yourself
Remember to treat yourself to surf trips in beautiful, sunny, unspoiled surf beaches around the world. All the hard work in learning to surf should always be rewarded, and there are few things that feel as good as paddling out into the lineup at a quiet and beautiful surf spot with your mates or family and catching that first wave.