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Surfing Lesson 3 - Discover How To Get Through The Waves

May 23, 2008
By now your comfortable on your board, and your ready to tackle getting out. Head out in a section of water where it looks calmer and there is not as many breaking waves. A good section to head out in is a rip, it can help pull you out, plus the waves don't break as often.

If your just beginning you might want to stay in the shore breaks, or find a nice headland, the waves are easier on a headland, because you can stay wide of them when paddling out.

The next step is getting through those waves that you can't get the board over without getting pushed back. You can use one of two options, the first is rolling you and your board over. If you have a Malibu or extra large board, then this will be the only real viable option because it will be to hard to push it under the water. So as you approach within two feet of the wave, simply grab the rails of the surfboard and roll it over.

When you roll over, you should go under water as the wave passes over the bottom of the surfboard. Then continue to roll the board in the same direction, so you end up doing a full 360 degree roll. When you surface the wave should have passed, and you can continue to paddle.

If you have a short board and want to duck dive, make sure you have plenty of speed so momentum can carry you through, then as you approach within 2 feet of the wave, place your hands on the rails half way between the nose and center of your board.

Now you can raise your chest and transfer all your weight down through your arms and hands. This should push the nose of the surfboard under water, then lower your head and let your body follow through. As the nose of the board passes under water, push down on the tail with your dominant legs knee. You should bend your leg up to push the knee down, this will push the tail of the board under the water.

As you push the tail under, release the weight off your arms, to allow the nose to surface. The buoyancy will pop you up behind the wave nose first. This should happen quickly, as you surface gain your balance then quickly start to paddle again

Getting out can be the hardest and most frustrating part of surfing, so don't get frustrated. Stay in the smaller surf, and practice paddling and getting through the little waves.

Stay tuned, the next article in the series is the fun part, how to catch a wave.
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