Great tips on how to get started in surfing
So you want to stop watching and get out there and learn how to catch a wave? Good. With another of our beginner surfing tips you’ll be surfing before you know it!
Now it’s time to tackle the moderately difficult portion of your task: popping up.
If you watch good surfers, the transition they make from paddling to standing is fluid and nearly instantaneous.
It’s this essential pop up that continuously eludes all beginner wave-sliders.
One of the basics beginner surfers need to pick up is which wax for surfboards works best – and how to use it based on the conditions. Without surf wax, riding any surfboard is an impossibility – the deck will simply be too slick to lay on, let alone stand up on.
Thankfully, wax is the least cost prohibitive of all surfing essentials. Costing about £2 per bar, be sure to stock up on Sticky Bumps, Mrs. Palmers, Sex Wax, Wave Equation, or any preferred brand.
While the name on the label won’t matter, the temperature gradient will. Surf wax comes in several hardness variations all corresponding to the water temperature you’ll be surfing.
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