Cause of surfing takeoff failure(8)-Because you misunderstand that takeoff is a steep fall.

Cause of surfing takeoff failure(8)-Because you misunderstand that takeoff is a steep fall.

Oliver
Oliver

I’m afraid to take off. I understand the correct position for take off. However, I am afraid that the waves will fall at a steep angle.

Tell us a little more about what you are afraid of.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

The angle of the wave is steep. Me and my surfboard are also at a steep angle. I’m afraid to fall down.

You are misunderstanding. Your worries are not right.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

What do you mean?

This time, I will talk in detail about the angle when taking off. Knowing the correct takeoff status will reduce your fear.

Wavalien
Wavalien

What you can see in this article

Knowing the angle of the surfboard at takeoff will reduce your fear.

1. Horizontal when pop-up starts
2. Horizontal when placing your feet on the surfboard
3. Turn the nose down when doing down the line

Horizontal when pop-up starts

When taking off, keep the surfboard level. With the correct take-off position, level the surfboard and paddling, the surfboard will start running.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

What does it mean for a surfboard to start running?

Even if you stop paddling, the surfboard is still in motion. In this state, the surfboard will continue to move even if you place both hands on the surfboard.

Wavalien
Wavalien

Horizontal when placing your feet on the surfboard

Surfboards are designed to be stable when in motion. Place your feet on the surfboard with the surfboard moving horizontally.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Do you put your feet on the surfboard horizontally? Isn’t the nose of the surfboard facing down when you put your foot down?

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That is a mistake. You are thinking of putting your foot in an unstable position with the nose of the surfboard facing down. In your opinion, it is natural that you are afraid of takeoff.

Pop up on a horizontal surfboard. Because it’s horizontal, pop-ups aren’t difficult. Isn’t this scary?

Wavalien
Wavalien
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You’re not scared because you stand on a horizontal surfboard, right?

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

My fear has decreased a little. I was misunderstanding. I was scared because I thought the takeoff was to stand on an unstable angle surfboard.

Taking off with the right knowledge will reduce your fear.

Wavalien
Wavalien

Turn the nose down when doing down the line

Place your feet on a horizontal surfboard and aim for the bottom. You can control the surfboard by placing both feet on the surfboard.
If you load your front foot, the surfboard will go to the bottom.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

First, stand on a horizontal surfboard, then load the foot in front of the surfboard and tilt the surfboard.
I got a very good understanding of takeoff. This method will reduce my fear.

Summary
Stand on a horizontal surfboard
⇒ After standing on the surfboard, load the front leg and tilt the surfboard

How was this article?
With the right knowledge, you can reduce the fear of takeoff.
I hope this article has helped you. Get lots of good waves.

The following articles will surely help you. Please read by all means.

Wavalien
Wavalien

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