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Surfing School - Surfing - Getting in the Water


You've noted where other people head out. Wax your stick and head down to that spot. Put your leash on. (Digression: Decide whether you're going to be a regular-foot (left foot forward) or a goofy-foot (right foot forward). Try both while standing on shore and see what feels better.) Put your leash on your back leg.

Walk your board out until the water is about waist deep and hop on. Position yourself on the board so that the nose is just barely (2-3") out of the water. Too little and you'll be going under, too much and you'll wear yourself out pushing water.



 


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