I will teach you an important way of thinking to improve your surfing.
There are three elements: posture,waves, and surfboard.
Do you know the important order?
When practicing surfing, you may consider your posture to be important.
I understand your feelings. Position is very important in any sport.
But surfing is a special activity. Before practicing your posture,
you need to think about why you need it.
It is the power of the waves that makes the surfboard run.
The shape of the waves is complex.
There is a part that can be accelerated with power.
There is a part that cannot be accelerated due to lack of power.
There is a position where the bottom turn will be successful.
There is a position where off the lip will succeed.
There is a position where the cutback will be successful・・・・
To succeed in what you want to do, you need to know which position in the wave is best.
Observe others surfing in the ocean.
It is also important to learn by watching videos such as YouTube and photos from magazines.
The second most important is the surfboard.
Surfboards do not have handles.
The surfboard changes direction by tilting.
Imagine how to tilt your surfboard on the waves.
On land, actually hold the surfboard in your hand and try changing the angle.
What kind of angle is good?
It is very important to have an image in advance.
It’s too late to think while surfing. For surfing, it is important to prepare on land.
On land, actually hold the surfboard in your hand and try changing the angle. What kind of angle is good? It is very important to have an image in advance. It’s too late to think while surfing. For surfing, it is important to prepare on land.
The third is the posture.
It’s not just about imitating a good surfer.
Do not bend your knees vaguely or twist your body vaguely.
What is the purpose of the posture?
Yes, the answer is “to tilt the surfboard.”
Observe the posture of a good surfer.
Their posture is not just cool.
They are tilting the surfboard to the optimum angle.
In order to tilt the surfboard at the optimum angle, it may take a painful posture.
During the bottom turn, the knees are bent so deep that the palm of the hand touches the water. During off the lip, you twist your body a lot and kick your legs up with its unnatural posture.
So a flexible body is good for surfing. It’s a good idea to do gymnastics and yoga.
How was the article this time?
If you understand the content of this article, you will improve your surfing faster.
I hope it will be helpful when practicing surfing.
Thank you for reading.