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Welcome
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Surfing
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The best way to
spend your time
on the beach!
Congratulations!!!
Step one of becoming a surfer is to simply
have the desire to ‘GIVE IT A GO’.
Surfing will provide you with a thrill that
has been stated as being ‘addictive’ and
‘life changing’.
No longer is surfing only for beach bums
and surfy dudes. Modern day surfing
caters for absolutley everybody, children
and adults, girls and boys, recreational fun
and professional sport.
Whether you would like a one off
experience of catching and surfing a wave,
or if you are totally keen on joining the
healthy lifestyle and culture that surfing
provides, this booklet will teach you the
basic techniques to get you started.
While Learning to Surf, be patient, surfing
is a progression that will continue for the
rest of your life. That’s why it is so
addictive! The feeling you get from surfing
your first wave will continue with every
wave, and for the rest of your life.
Grab your board, head down to your
local beach, ‘GIVE IT A GO’ and have
FUN!
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1ST WAVE SURFING
CONTENTS
BEFORE ENTERING THE SURF
2
Introduction
4
Your Surfboard
5
Rip & Currents (Surf Awareness)
STAGE 1
7
Body Positioning on the Surfboard
8
Pushing Up
9
Entering the Surf
10
Wave Selection
11
Catching Waves
STAGE 2
12
Paddling Technique
STAGE 3
14
Surfing Style and Stand Up Position
17
Jump Up Method
18
Step Up Method
19
Falling Off & Dismounting
Go
Surfing
PROGRESSIVE SKILLS
20
Trimming the Surfboard
22
Changing the Angle
24
Understanding the Break Zone
25
Paddling Through Waves
28
Introduction to Catching Green Waves
30
Beginner Surfing Terms
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Written by Reagan Roberts (Level 1 Surfing Instructor)
PO Box 259, Surfers Paradise QLD AUST 4217
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Your Surfboard.
The basic rule to remember for your beginner board is “the bigger the
better”, a bigger surfboard will offer more flotation and stability which
will assist you in paddling, catching waves, standing and surfing. As a general
guide, if there is no experienced person to offer you assistance when
purchasing your surfboard, put one arm straight up into the air and the
length of your beginner board should approximately reach the tips of
your fingers. This booklet has been written for surfers using a correctly
sized beginner board.
Parts of your surfboard.
Stringer (centre line)
Nose
Rails
Rails
Deck
Tail
Legrope
There are parts to the surfboard that you will
have to know to help you with your surfing.
1.
The more rounded or pointed end is
known as the nose.
2.
The opposite end with the legrope is
known as the tail, this is the end where
your feet go when lying on the surfboard.
3.
The sides of the surfboard are the rails,
the rails are used for turning the
surfboard, but at this stage you should use
them for HOLDING ON.
4.
The top side is the deck, this is the side
you lie and stand on.
5.
The bottom is simply called, the bottom.
6.
The legrope is what attaches you to the
surfboard, it is a velcro strap that goes
around your back ankle when standing.
(We’ll work on that later)
7.
Surfboard Wax is applied to the deck to
add grip, alternatively your surfboard may
have deck grip stuck to it.
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Before You Enter The Surf
Be Aware and take notice....
Rips & Currents
A rip is a body of water that
is pulling away from the beach
and back out into the ocean.
waves
waves
RIP
A wave breaks and washes
into shore, the water
RIP
contained in the wave must
move back out to sea. This
happens by a channel being
beach
formed and the water flowing
into it to create a current that is strong enough to pull out through the
incoming waves.
As a beginner surfer what you need to know is that the rip only goes out
as far as the back breaking waves. It will not drag you for miles and miles
out to sea, if you find yourself in a rip you should go with it and then
simply paddle to the side and catch a wave back in. Do not panic, be
aware of what is happening, stay on your surfboard and keep an eye on
the breaking waves which may become bigger as you go further out.
Rips are identifiable by a number of ways:
- The colouring of the water may have changed to a murky dirtier
colour, this is caused by the sand being stirred up from the bottom.
- The surface of the water may be choppier or rougher, this is
created by the incoming and outgoing flows of water colliding.
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You may see surfers entering the surf
directly into a rip, an experienced
surfer who wishes to surf the back
breaking waves can use the rip to
be pulled out. It is the quickest and
easist way to get out into the line-up.
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waves
waves
waves
waves
CURRENT FLOW
beach
Remember, you are a beginner, until
your confidence and surf awareness
marker
skill increases, conditions closer to
the beach will most likely be more
suited to your ability level, you should stay within your limits and avoid
rips but look forward to their assistance as you improve.
Currents run parrallel with the beach, they can be quite strong and can
drag you some distance if you are not aware of them. Before entering the
surf identify a marker on the beach and take notice of how far away from
that marker you have moved during your surf.
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Stage 1.
a basic beginners guide
On The Beach...
Body Positioning
Before entering the surf you
should practice all techniques
on the beach and familiarise
yourself with what you are
trying to achieve with each
stage. Sorry, but you are not
going to stand up with this
stage. Stage 1 is all about your
body positioning on the
surfboard and catching waves.
To catch waves and surf it is important that the body is positioned
correctly on the surfboard. Correct positioning will assist in keeping the
surfboard stable and in trim and most importantly prepare you for the
stand up which is described in Stage 3.
The correct way to lie on your beginner surfboard is to place your toes
on the tail of the board, grip the rails below your chest, keep your head
looking forward at all times and slightly raise your chest off the board. All
these points are vital if you are to achieve your goal of standing and
surfing waves.
Your toes should be in a position where you can cup them over the tail
off the board, if you can do this your body is positioned on the board
correctly, but where we want your toes is on the surfboard.
Next, grab the rails below your chest (for future reference we will
call this the chest line) by grabbing the chest line we are preparing
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the push-up that is required to assist you get to your feet. It is vital you
grab the chest line with your ELBOWS UP and not down, they are described
during lessons as chicken wings. Try and identify something on your
surfboard with this line, it is where your hands will remain for the duration
of your surf.
Very importantly your head should be looking up and forward, this will
give you balance on the surfboard and help you progress must quicker.
Pushing Up
Once you have worked out
your correct positioning, the
next progression is to push up.
The push up is to prepare you
for the stand up, it requires you
to strongly push your upper
body up creating an arch in
your back and giving the
maximum amount of clearance between your chest and the deck. An even
amount of power should be used by each arm to keep the surfboard
stable and in trim.
Once again your head should be up and looking forward.
x Coaches Tip
Before any surfing activity you should do a full body stretch.
Surfing is great fun but it is also a very physical activity and the ocean
is very powerful. Even if you are just out there for a bit of fun you will
exert a high rate of energy from your body. Stretching before you go
surfing will help you get maximum results and help prevent injuries.
If it is your aim to be surfing regularly stretching should become part
of your daily routine.
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In the Surf...
Entering the Surf
You now know your body positioning and your ready to start entering the
surf, but, how do you get out there?
As a beginner you should only walk out as far as waist deep water and
keep your feet on the bottom at all times.
First of all, attach your
legrope around your leg
so the cord is sticking to
the outside back of your
ankle. Pick up your
surfboard with your
hands on the identified
chest line and then hold
it to one side (whatever
feels most comfortable).
Start walking out into the
surf, be careful not to
trip over on your legrope. When a wave comes towards you simply lift
the surfboard up and over and keep progessing out until you are in waist
deep water or a few metres in front of where the waves are breaking
(break zone).
Never carry your surfboard if front of you while entering the surf, if you
do, when the wave comes it has a much bigger area to hit and it will
knock you backwards and most likely under water. Keep your nose pointing
out to the ocean at all times.
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Wave Selection
As a beginner you should start by
catching ‘broken waves’ or ‘white
waves’, the waves you shouldn’t be
catching are know as ‘unbroken
waves’ or ‘green waves’. A broken
wave is one that has already broken
or crumbled and is now rolling in
towards the beach. Start off by
catching smaller waves and progress
to slightly larger waves with more
power.
When selecting waves look out to
the horizon and pick a wave that is
further out, do not rush and decide
to catch a wave when it is only one
metre in front of you. Give yourself
time and prepare yourself.
Unbelievable, I stood up in my 1st lesson and was surfing waves all
Carole (28 years old VIC.)
the way to the beach during my 2nd Lesson.
x Coaches Tip
Be aware of your surfing surroundings.
Before entering the ocean study the surf and identify any hazards or
obstacles. Things you should be noticing are:
- Are there any submerged rocks
- Are there any stingers washed onto the beach
- Are you going to be surfing crowded waves
- Are there any rips or currents in the area
- Is the tide coming in or going out
- What is the weather like
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Catching Waves
So now you’re out there, you’re
holding the surfboard by the rails with
your hands positioned on the chest
line, you’ve selected a wave and it’s
coming towards you.
In one simple movement turn 180
degrees so you are now facing
directly in towards the beach, angle
the surfboard slightly so the tail is lower than the nose, look over your
shoulder and keep your eyes on the wave, now bend your knees and get
ready to push off the sand.
The question now is “when do you
jump on to the surfboard”?
Wait for the wave to hit the tail, then,
smoothly but powerfully push
forward, slide on to the surfboard
leading with the chest and adopt the
correct body position practiced on the
beach (chest line, elbows up and toes
on the tail), push up, keep your head
looking forward and ride the wave to the beach.
On approach to the beach slide to the back of the surfboard and pull up
before running the fins into the sand.
Stage 1 Summary
The aim of stage one is to be able to catch waves and ride them to the
beach with the correct body position on the surfboard. The more
proficient you are in this stage will assist you achieve your surfing goal
quicker. You need to be able to catch waves before you can stand and surf.
Important Point: To catch waves that are very small or not very
powerful you may need to start with ‘Stage (2) - Paddling’.
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Paddling
(A) On the beach
Once you have got the feel of
catching waves and you are
confident your body positioning
is right, it is time to start
paddling on to waves. By
paddling we are attempting to
increase the speed of the
surfboard which will give it more
momentum, this in turn will assist in catching waves and improve the stability
of the surfboard as we progress towards the next stage of ‘standing up’.
Sorry, but you are still not going to stand up just yet!
To achieve the correct paddling technique you should once again practice
on the beach and familiarise yourself with the finer points, which are:
Do
Do
Do
Do
Do
Body positioning (as in stage 1)
Slightly raise your shoulders and chest off the deck
Keep your head up and looking forward
One arm after the other, reach forward and pull down,
close to the rail, bending at the elbow and then pulling through
until your arm is fully extended.
- Slightly cup your hands
-
Remember what we are ideally trying to achieve is speed and momentum,
it is important to gain maximum power from your paddling, things you
DO NOT want to do are:
Don’t - Paddle both arms at the same time
Don’t - Spread your arms and paddle wide
Don’t - Roll your shoulders so much that you actually pull yourself of
the side of the surfboard
Don’t - Keep your head down and chin rested on the deck
After paddling a few strokes in the sand you should place your hands
onto the chest line and push up.
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(B) In the surf
If you are confident with your
paddling technique the next
step is to go back into the surf
and use it to improve your
wave catching skills.
Once again the question is
“when do you jump on the
surfboard?”
Previously we were waiting
for the wave to hit the tail of
the surfboard before jumping
on, now, to gain a maximum result, slide on to the surfboard when the
wave is one to two metres away from the tail.
As in stage one, push the surfboard forward heading directly into the
beach, slide on (lead with your chest into the correct body position), start
paddling hard and fast, you will feel the wave hit the back of the board and
increase your momentum, from here, DON’T stop paddling, add a couple
extra ‘power strokes’ and then return your hands back to the chest line,
push up, and ride the wave all the way to the beach.
As every wave will be different you will have to work out yourself how
much paddling is required, sometimes two strokes will pull you onto the
wave and other times a larger quantity of strokes will be required. The
idea is not to paddle all the way to the beach, but to increase your speed
enough for the waves momentum to pick you up and carry you all the
way to the beach.
Stage 2 Summary
Paddling is an essential skill that is required by a surfer. The more power
and effort that is used when paddling will increase your wave catching
ability and greatly benefit the next stage which is ‘standing up’. Remember
this is a basic beginners guide and you should still only walk out to waist
deep water and now paddle onto the white water waves.
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Standing Up
Back on the beach...
For a surfer, the feeling of
standing and surfing a wave
can only be described as the
“ultimate feeling”. Whether
you are a beginner or
experienced surfer the
feeling is achieved by
standing on the surfboard
and using correct techniques
to benefit from the natural
power of the ocean.
Every skill explained in the
previous stages of this
booklet is all about preparing
the surfboard and yourself
for the stand up. There are
five key factors that will eventually help you achieve your goal of standing
and surfing a wave all the way to the beach.
First of all we will look at the correct style to use as a beginner while in
the stand up position, secondly we will look at the techniques that will
get you from your stomach to your feet.
x Coaches Tip
When you are starting to stand and surf it is important to keep your
head looking up and forward. If you find you are falling straight off
the surfboard, you are probably looking down. KEEP LOOKING UP!
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Surfing Style and Stand Up Position
When standing on the
surfboard as a beginner the
dominant leg will be your front
leg. What we need to work out
is if your front leg is the left
(natural) or right (goofy). If you
have ever tried any type of
boarding
before
i.e.
snowboarding, skateboarding,
wakeboarding etc you may
know which way you prefer to
stand, but, if you haven’t,
normally your strongest leg goes at the back. Stand on the board both
ways and try to work it out, don’t worry about it too much, you’ll work
it out as you progress.
As we just mentioned your front leg will be the dominant leg, the first key
factor is the placement of your footing. Place your front foot on the chest
line and in a direction that goes across the deck, your back foot is placed
so your legs are slightly wider than shoulder width.
Second key factor is your knees, keep your knees bent at all times. This
will lower your centre of gravity and assist you in keeping your balance
on the surfboard.
Thirdly you should push your hips forward to transfer your weight on to
the front leg. Your back leg should dip in slightly to make your stance
more comfortable and give you more style.
These are the first three key factors, when you combine them all together
you form a solid foundation to help you stay stable and get the maximum
ride out of the wave.
The fourth and fifth factors involve the upper half of the body and will be
the major contributors to your balance while standing on the surfboard.
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Surfing Style and Stand Up Position Continued
The fourth factor is keeping your arms up, especially your front arm. Out
stretch your front arm so you are reaching for the nose of the surfboard,
your back arm should also be out stretched but don’t worry too much
about it.
Fifth and very importantly, your head should be up and looking forward.
If your front arm is up your head should be looking straight along it.
Keeping your head up has been mentioned through all three stages and is
a major contributor in you achieving the best result from your surfing.
The five key factors to remember while standing on the
surfboard are:(1) Feet facing across the deck of the surfboard, if you find your feet
facing straight down the deck (sprinting stance) you will have to
twist your hips, adjust your footing and get your body side on.
(2) Knees bent, lowering your centre of gravity.
(3)
Hips pushed forward placing more weight on the front leg. The front
leg is the accelerator and the back leg is the brake. At this stage you
want to keep the acclerator on and surf all the way to the beach.
(4) Arms up, this is your balance, if you feel yourself falling pull your
lead arm back to the centre line of the deck and try to stay stable.
(5) Head up and looking forward, where you look is where you go, if
you look down you will pull your weight through your shoulders
and simply fall straight off the surfboard. Keeping your head up will
assist you in being centred and balanced.
The five key factors will give you the style to get the best out of your
surfing at a beginner stage. But, before achieving this style you will have
to get from your stomach to your feet, this is not neccessarily difficult
but it may take time, patience and practice.
There are two different methods of standing up - one is the ‘jump up’
method and the other is called the ‘step up’ method. The jump up method
is more preferred as it gets you to your feet in one swift movement. The
step up often gains better results for beginners who may not possess the
body strength to spring to there feet in one movement.
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Jump Up Method
The jump up method uses strength and
power from the shoulders and chest
combined with a spring off the toes. For
this method the knees are eliminated all
together.
Lie on the surfboard with correct body
position with your hands holding on to
the rails at the chest line and ready to
push up. Do a few half push ups taking
your weight in the shoulders and pushing
up onto the toes just to get the feel of
the power that will be required to jump
to your feet.
Give yourself a count of 1, 2, 3 and then
attempt to jump to your feet by springing
off the toes. Use the strength in your
shoulders to give maximum clearance
from your chest to the deck, spring off
your toes, bring your front leg up and
twist your hips at the same so you can
place your front foot on the chest line
and facing across the deck. At this stage you should still be holding on to
the rails to keep yourself steady. From this position you should be able to
stand up into the correct surfing style.
This may take a few jump ups to perfect, each time notice where your
front foot is landing on the deck and try to improve it with each jump up.
Once you feel you start to become confident you should enter the surf
and give it a go on a wave.
Remember all your wave catching skills, do not try and jump up too early,
paddle first, feel the wave hit, add a couple of power strokes, bring your
hands to the chest line and jump up when you feel ready. Make sure you
have caught the wave before you attempt to stand up.
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Step Up Method
The step up method breaks getting to
your feet into two movements, it is
slightly slower than the jump up but still
allows you to achieve your desired result
of standing up. Shoulder and chest
strength is still required but rather than
using your toes to spring to your feet, the
inside knee of the back leg will be included
to assist you in getting to your feet.
Once again lying on the surfboard with
the correct body position. The first
movement is to slide your rear leg
forward until it is angling out to the side
from the hip, the inside of the knee
should be rested on the deck.
The second movement is to use your
upper body strength to push up and step
your front leg through. As you gain
maximum clearance from the deck to
your chest the front leg should step up
under the chest and the foot placed on
the chest line. It is important to twist
your hips so your foot is placed facing
across the deck. You should be levering
this movement of the inside knee off the
rear leg. Continue to hold the rails at all
times, if your feet and body are front
on (facing to the nose) make the effort
to twist your hips and adjust your
footing, from here stand up into the
correct surfing style.
When you go back into the surf on your
first few waves concentrate mainly on
sliding your rear leg forward, this is a
technique that has been added but not
practiced in the surf. As you improve you
should add the step up to your feet.
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Falling Off & Dismounting
When learning to surf there are a few occurences that are almost
guaranteed to happen to any beginner:(1) your leg-rope will get tangled around your leg and annoy you immensly.
(2) you will nose dive the board from time to time when catching waves.
(3) you may swallow a bit of saltwater, and
(4) you are going to fall off.
First of all when you fall off you should always cover-up. By placing one
arm over the front of your face and the other across the top of the head
will help prevent your surfboard or another surfers surfboard connecting
with your head when you fall off.
When you fall off you will most likely end up underwater, at this time you
should cover up and remain covered up until you have broken the surface
and become aware of where your surfboard is and if there is any other
waves or surfers coming towards you.
Falling off the surfboard is a common practice and part of learning to surf.
Previously it has been suggested the place for a beginner to surf is in
waist deep water, because of this reason when you feel you are falling off
the surfboard it is important to try and fall backwards into the wave.
Water depth can vary from wave to wave so it is important not to dive in
head first, if you do feel like you are going in head first make sure you
throw your arms out in front to break your fall.
Once you have mastered your surfing style you will find yourself surfing
waves all the way to the beach. To take proper care of your surfboard it
is important to dismount off the board before running it into the sand.
The correct way to dismount is:-
directly lower yourself onto the surfboard and drop your back knee
onto the deck.
place both hands back on the rails (chest line)
step off to the back of the surfboard leading with your front leg.
take a couple of steps holding onto the surfboard until your speed
has decreased.
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AST
BEACH
COAST
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Progressive Skills.
The progressive skills of surfing are about starting to actually surf waves.
Stages 1, 2 and 3 teach you to catch waves and stand up, if you are
achieving standing up on waves that’s great, now it’s time to start surfing.
Once again all new skills should first be practised on the beach and then
attempted in the surf. Remember you are still considered a beginner.
Trimming the Surfboard
(Progessive Skill 1.)
On the beach, again...
Trimming the surfboard is the first progressive skill that will help you get
the best out of surfing a wave, it’s not really good enough to just stand on
the surfboard, you need to surf the wave. (That’s what it is all about)
By now you have probably surfed waves and experienced problems such as:(1) the surfboard slowing down and stopping while you were standing
up, but the wave kept going.
(2) the nose of the surfboard kept diving underwater while you were
cruising along.
These are common occurences at the beginner level and trimming the
surfboard is the progression that will help you correct these problems.
First of all set up the surfboard on the beach as described below.
- Build a sand castle in the soft/damp sand that is approxiamately 30cm
high, it doesn’t need to be perfect looking, but it should be packed
down so it is quite solid.
- Place your surfboard on the sand castle so the surfboard is balanced in
the middle.
Secondly, carefully step on to the surfboard leading with your back foot
and adopt the correct surfing stance and style. (feet facing across the
deck, knees bent, hips forward, arms up and head looking forward)
The idea is to balance the surfboard on the sand castle.
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While in the correct surfing stance you
will find by pushing your hips forward you
will place more weight on the front leg
and the nose of the surfboard should
slightly dip towards the sand. Simply by
pushing your hips to the back will transfer
your weight to the back leg and the tail
should drop and the board now angled in
the opposite direction.
Don’t lean, bounce or step all over the
surfboard, simply keep pushing your hips
back and forth and transfer your weight
from the front leg to the back leg. It is
important to keep your back straight, head
looking up and knees bent at all times.
After a few weight transfers you may need to step off, rebuild your sand
castle and then replace your surfboard and start again.
Eventually you should be at the stage where you are easily transfering
your weight from the front leg to the back, slightly rocking the surfboard
and keeping the nose and tail out of the sand. This technique will allow
you to trim the board and get the maximum ride out of the wave.
Trimming the Surfboard, in the surf...
Once again walk out into the surf, catch a wave and stand up, now while
you are up and surfing start to feel the wave beneath you and where your
weight is placed. If you are slowing down, transfer your weight through
the hips and onto the front leg. You also may need to bend your knees
giving more compression on your front leg and down onto the surfboard.
If you feel the nose is being pushed into the
water too much, transfer your weight
through the hips, this time to the back leg.
Keep looking up, arms out, back straight,
keep trimming the surfboard and SURF the
wave as far as you can.
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(Progessive Skill 2.)
Back on the beach, again...
Changing the angle of the surfboard is the next progression and a major
skill that will help you develop turns while surfing a wave. What we are
attempting to achieve is to change the angle of the surfboard from facing
straight towards the beach to angling and cutting across the wave.
Once again build your sandcastle, pack it down nice and firm and place
your surfboard on it as you did previously when trimming the surfboard.
Step on to the board leading with your back foot, trim the board and hold
the correct surfing stance with the surfboard balanced on the sandcastle.
As before start to trim the surfboard, (to speed it up push your hips
forward and place more weight on the front leg, to slow it down move
your hips to the back and place more weight on the back leg). Remember
your surfing style and always keep your head up, eyes looking forward,
back straight and knees bent.
To change the angle of the surfboard you will need to link your upper and
lower body and connect with your surfboard. The following is an
explanation of how it can work.
While trimming the surfboard, shift your weight to the back leg, with your
arms out rotate the upper body to your forehand or frontside and at the
same time shove your front hip across in the same direction, bringing the
surfboard with your body and changing the angle it is facing. (The frontside
for a natural foot surfer is to the right and for a goofy foot surfer is to the
left.).
The angle of the surfboard should change approxiamately between 10
and 45 degress. Immediately after changing the angle you should shift
your weight to the front leg as to accelerate the board and keep surfing
the wave. But now you would be cutting across the wave in a new direction.
The more power and rotation you use with your body will provide a
much more responsive change of angle from the surfboard.
It is important to link your upper and lower body to complete a successful
change of angle. If you only rotate your upper body the surfboard will
continue straight and you will most likley twist yourself off the surfboard.
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If you only shove your hips, once again the
surfboard will continue straight as the
rotation from the upper body is the leading
factor.
An important point to remember at this
stage is that we are only trying to achieve
one (1) small change of angle and then
continue SURFING. Do not rapidly rotate
your body back and forth and expect the
surfboard to respond.
In the surf...
During this progressive skill we are still
working in waist deep water and surfing
white water (broken) waves. Remember
your wave catching skills, jump or step up
cleanly to your feet and start to trim the
surfboard and surf the wave towards the
beach.
When you feel you have control of the
surfboard and are comfortably surfing the
wave, shift your weight to the back leg,
rotate your upper body, shove your hips
and attempt to change the angle the
surfboard is facing, transfer your weight on
to the front leg and accelerate across the
wave in the new direction and continue to
trim the board.
In the early stages whether your surfboard
responds or not you should always transfer
your weight onto the front leg after
attempting the change of angle. This will
allow you to continue surfing and you could
attempt another change of angle on the same
wave.
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THE BREAK ZONE and NEGOTIATING
YOUR WAY OUT.
BACK AREA
Understanding the
break zone.
waves
BACK BREAK
ZONE
The break zone is the gateway to the
deeper, calmer water where surfers can
SHORE
BREAK
waves
sit, relax and wait for a nice unbroken
ZONE
WHITE
(green) wave to come their way. It is
WASH
ZONE
also an area that tests the skills of every
beach
surfer who wishes to paddle through it.
It is the zone where the waves peaks, breaks and releases its power. It
can be an unforgiving area that requires special skills, board control and
confidence to negotiate a way through.
You should only start to progress through the break zone when you are
comfortable with your surfboard control, your paddling technique and
you understand the surfing conditions.
First of all study the conditions, things you should be noticing are:- Are the waves breaking close to shore (shore break) or further out
(back break), or both.
- Are the waves dumping hard or spilling and rolling through.
- Will you be in shallow or deep water.
- Is there a rip that could assist you, or, may be hazardous to you.
The oceans conditions can change on an hourly basis, the more time you
spend studying your local surf break and other surfers will give you a
better understanding and more confidence as you start to paddle out.
Secondly, your timing when you start to paddle out. Waves come through
in what is called “sets”, on average at most surf breaks a ‘set’ will contain
between 3 to 6 waves, after the ‘set’ passes the waves decrease and the
ocean goes into a “Lull”. During the ‘lull’ is when you want to be paddling
through the break zone.
At some surf breaks the break zone may only be a short 10 metre sprint,
and at other breaks it may be a gruelling 50 metre paddle. As a beginner you
should only start to paddle out when the surf is small and not very powerful.
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(Progessive Skill 3.)
There are three skills which will help you paddle through waves and
progress through the break zone.
(1) Pushing Up - used on smaller
broken waves or unbroken
waves that are close to
peaking.
(2) Busting through - used on
unbroken waves that have just
started to peak.
(3) Eskimo Roll - used on bigger
broken waves.
It is important to have good paddling technique and body positioning on the
surfboard (refer stages 1 and 2), you will need to achieve a maximum
thrust from each paddle to gain and keep momentum. The more power
you go into a wave with will help you maintain your position and not be
dragged backwards towards the beach. You must understand that the
wave is not going to stop, by paddling hard and fast into it is your best
chance of getting through.
When paddling through a wave make sure you approach it with the nose
facing directly into the wave, if you end up sideways or slightly angled the
wave will get underneath your surfboard and force you backwards.
While you are in the break zone and paddling through waves you should
keep a forward momentum, keep the arms paddling, if you get knocked of
your surfboard always climb back on and keep going until you have paddled
beyond the breaking waves. It is then that you can sit, relax and have a rest.
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As mentioned there are three skills you will need to practice and use, in
all skills what you are ideally trying to achieve is keeping the surfboard flat
and horizontal so it will pierce through the wave. It is when the wave gets
underneath the surfboard that it picks you up and carries you with it
towards the beach.
PUSHING UP
Used on smaller white wash waves or when
paddling over peaking green waves.
Similar to the skill practiced back in Stage
(1) of this booklet but now you are paddling
through a wave. Paddle hard and fast
directly into the wave, just as the wave hits
the nose of the surfboard, grab the rails next
to your chest, push up and and raise up onto
either your knees or toes. It is important to hold your weight with your
upper body and NOT transfer it into your legs. Keep the surfboard as
horizontal as you can, once the wave has passed half way down your
body you should lower your chest down and straight away resume paddling
and start to gain forward momentum and prepare for the next wave.
BUSTING THROUGH
This skill is used when a green wave has
just peaked and is about to start breaking.
Paddle directly up the face of the wave, as
you see the top (lip) of the wave start to
break or crumble grab the rails of your
surfboard at the chest line, but, rather than
pushing up, keep your chest on the deck of
the surfboard, hold on tight, elbows up,
keep your head tucked in, looking down,
and ‘bust through’ the top of the wave.
This technique will help you come out the back of the wave, however you
are now in a critical part of the wave. You must start to paddle immediately
after ‘busting through’ otherwise the wave could suck you back as it starts
to break.
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THE ESKIMO ROLL
On bigger waves that have more power
you will not be able to ‘push up’ and over
or ‘bust through’, you must roll the
surfboard over and attempt to pierce
through the bottom of the wave. This
technique requires effort and confidence,
with a properly sized beginner surfboard
this technique is your best chance of
progressing through broken waves.
You should practise this technique on the
beach first before attempting it in the surf.
Once again paddle hard directly towards a
broken wave, just before the wave hits the
nose of the surfboard grab the rails, but
this time slightly higher than the chest line
(about shoulder height). Roll the surfboard
over and hold it tightly and as a close to
your chest as you can. Try and keep the
surfboard horizontal, the wave will pass
over the top of the surfboard and then you
will come to the surface out the back of
the wave. It is important now to flip the
surfboard back over, climb on as quick as
you can and then continue paddling.
This technique requires you to use a lot of
upper body strength to keep your body
close to the surfboard, at times you may
feel you are wrestling with the wave for
control of your surfboard.
DUCK DIVING
You may see other surfers on short boards duck diving under waves,
although this looks easy it is a more advanced technique and not suitable
for beginner sized surfboards.
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Introduction to Catching Green
Waves. (Progessive Skill 5.)
This is probably the most important skill in the progressive stage of surfing
and it can not be learnt in just a few sessions in the surf. To catch green
waves you must understand the speed of the wave, your positioning on
the wave and when the wave will peak and start to break.
Do not attempt this is in big surf, dumping waves or crowded waves.
Ideally small surf that crumbles will give you the best results.
Surging
To introduce you to catching green
waves you should practice surging with
the wave. This is when you will not
actually catch the wave but paddle with
it and surge to the edge of the break
zone. This will help you understand the
speed of the wave, how much paddling
is required and where the wave will start
to break.
Identifying The Wave
First of all you should paddle out and position yourself beyond the break
zone, attempt to sit and balance on the surfboard while facing out to sea
and looking towards the horizon. Look for lumps on the horizon, these
lumps are the ‘sets’ which contain the waves you will eventually want to
catch. Identify the biggest lump, follow it all the way in as it gains momentum
and builds into an identifiable swell. Watch the swell pass by you, become a
wave and surge all the way to the break zone where it peaks and then breaks.
Building Momentum & Surge
After studying waves all the way from the horizon to the break zone the
next step is to start to paddle and build momentum from the surging
swell. Identify a swell on the horizon, turn your surfboard around and
face directly into the beach. As the swell approaches you should start to
paddle, keep looking forward but also have glances over your shoulder so
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you know the position of the wave, when you feel the surging swell lift the
surfboard, increase your paddling speed and power, so you gain momentum
and start to surge forward with the wave. At this time you should push up
and surge to the edge of the break zone where you can look over the
edge of the wave as it start to break.
It is important to understand where the wave will break, you do not want
to paddle all the way into the break zone and into a position where the
wave is breaking on top of you.
Surging with waves will teach you to build your paddling speed to gain
momentum and match the speed of the wave. Timing and positioning is
the key to catching green waves and it is very hard to perfect this until
you can feel the surge from the wave.
Taking The Drop
After you are comfortable identifying
waves, building momentum and surging to
the edge of the break zone, the next step
is to paddle on to the wave, stand up, and
take the drop.
While surging keep paddling a few more
strokes than you have been, when you
feel the wave start to steepen (peak) this
is when you should jump to your feet. It
is important to take the wave a little bit
further than you have been before
standing up, if you stand up too early the
wave will leave you behind.
Once you have jumped to your feet keep your knees bent, head up and
START SURFING!
By starting to catch green waves you are progressing your surfing to a
new level, be patient, practice your skills in surf that suits your ability and
always keep working on the basic techniques i.e. body positioning, paddling
and jumping up. These are the platform to your surfing future.
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Basic Surfing Terms - Beginner
Parts of the Surfboard:
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Tail, Rails, Nose, Deck, Stringer, Fins, Legrope
Body Position
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Correct positioning when lying on the surfboard, toes on the tail,
hands holding the rail below your chest.
Chest Line:
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Where the chest is placed on the deck to achieve the correct body
position when lying on the surfboard.
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Where the hands are positioned on the rails of the surfboard, when
pushing up and attempting to jump to your feet.
White Waves or Broken Waves
-
Waves that have peaked and then broken or crumbled and are moving
towards the beach as a white foaming wave. (beginner waves)
Green Waves or Unbroken Waves
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An open faced wave that is peaking creating a steeper wave to carve
turns and manouvre the surfboard. (intermediate and advanced waves)
Natural Foot Stance
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A surfer that has his/her left leg forward when standing on the
surfboard.
Goofy Foot Stance
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A surfer that has his/her right leg forward when standing on the
surfboard.
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- Paddling technique and paddling onto white water waves
- Standing up and surfing broken waves
LESSON 2.
- Standing up and Surfing Style
- Wave selection and surf etiquette
- Trimming the Surfboard on broken waves
- Changing the angle while surfing broken waves
LESSON 3.
- Standing up and Surfing Style continued
- Trimming and Changing the angle developing to turns
- Introduction to Paddling through the break zone
LESSON 4.
- Standing up, Surfing Style and turning
- Paddling through the break zone
- Confidence building and Surfboard control in deep water
- Introduction to catching unbroken waves
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WIN A Trip for 2 to FIJI including flights and accommodation
Plus Surfing Qld T-Shirt, Surfing Qld Membership, monthly draws,
annual prizes, discounts, FREE mags and newsletters
Children .................................................................... $170.00
Adults ........................................................................ $199.00
● PRIVATE LESSONS ...................................... $275
(Block of 5 lessons - 1.5 hour duration each lesson)
● LOCATION
1ST WAVE operates on the Northern Gold Coast Beaches with the
preferred venue being Narrowneck Beach or at the Southport (Main
Beach) SLSC. These beaches are located north of Surfers Paradise,
appproxiamately 5 minutes by car or a 30 minute walk along the beachfront.
● LESSON DAYS
7 Days - Group Lesson Times are scheduled around the safest and best
surfing conditions. Participants are notified by either email, SMS or phone
of the scheduling each week.
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Gold Coast - Australia
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LEARN TO SURF ‘A basic beginners guide’
Exscreeme Learn To Surf
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Surf Phone 0412 729 747
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RECOMMENDED SURFBOARD SUPPLIERS - AUSTRALIA
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DESIGNED TO
HELP YOU SURF!
2576 Gold Coast Hwy,
MERMAID BEACH
Phone 5572 0098
“THE
SURFBOARD
SPECIALISTS”
www.stuartsurf.com.au
MALIBU 9’ PLUS
The ultimate. Easy to paddle. Very stable and it
can surf. The Noserider from Heaven and it surfs
off the tail like a shortboard with speed to burn. If
you’re learning it will help you. If you’re
experienced, get ready for the next level.
RETRO MALIBU 9’8”
So easy to paddle. The best traditional surf
you’ll ever have.You’ll fall in love - so,so smooth.
MINI MAL 7’ TO 8’
A great fun board. So easy to surf. A great learner
vehicle - but give it heaps and it gives heaps back.
RETRO EGG 5’6” to 6’6”
More fun. More speed. More grunt.
A very floaty short board
SHORTBOARD
Awesome. Very quick, turns with power - loose
trucks, fast wheels. Because of its dual rocker
it’s evry user friendly and easier to paddle.
FOR YOUR NEAR STOCKIST PH: 1300 780 027
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Gold Coast - Australia
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RECOMMENDED SURFBOARD SUPPLIERS - AUSTRALIA
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OPENING HOURS
MON-WED,FRI
9am - 5.30pm
THURS - 9am - 8pm
SAT - 9am - 3pm
primitive surf
MINI-MALS & MALS
Great for learners or for small waves
7’6" - 8’1" are the popular sizes
of Mini-Mals and Mals are mainly
between 9’0" and 9’6"
If you would like to know more about board design
or what would work for you, just give Craig a call.
97 Braun St, Deagon Ph: 3869 2922
www.primitivesurf.com
ALL AGES
WELCOME
Learn To
SURF
SURFING IS GREAT BECAUSE:
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Fantastic Lifestyle
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Enjoyment and Fun
Ask
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Coach!!
DURING YOUR BEGINNERS LESSON YOU WILL:
- HAVE A LOT OF FUN
- Be provided with a soft surfboard, lycra shirt, drink bottle & suncream
- Have a professional instructor offering easy to follow tuition
- Learn surf safety, surf awarenes and all the basic skills to get you started
SURF SCHOOL BOOKINGS - FREECALL 1800 678 263
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Gold Coast - Australia
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RECOMMENDED SOFTBOARD SUPPLIERS
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RECOMMENDED SOFTBOARD SUPPLIERS
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Gold Coast - Australia
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MAIN BEA
CH - GOLD CO
AST
BEACH
COAST
AUSTRALIA
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[email protected]
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Gold Coast - Australia
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