Surfing Ups and Downs Tips  Don’t move your head

Surfing Ups and Downs Tips  Don’t move your head

Oliver
Oliver

I can’t accelerate smoothly with Ups and Downs.





There are various causes.
In the case of Oliver, is the movement of the body stiff?

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Is that so?

It’s important to move your body rhythmically.
To do this, you should fix your head and move your knees softly.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Ups and downs tips

・Don’t move your head, bend your knees softly

・Rhythmically move your knees
 (Move gradually faster)

Don’t move your head, bend your knees softly

Ups and downs are techniques for accelerating.
If you don’t accelerate, it’s a failure.

ups-and-downs-line-bend-your-knee-don't-move-head-position

Don’t move the position of the head

Do not move your head, just move your lower body.
It will move like a blue arrow.

Move your knees softly

Extend below the knee.
The surfboard moves like a red arrow.

1.Bend your knees before you reach the bottom.
2.Stretch your knees as you go from bottom to top.
3.Bend your knees before you reach the top.
4.Stretch your knees at the top.

Oliver
Oliver

That’s strange.
I have my knees bent, but I’m not good at ups and downs.

Bend your knees more than you can imagine.
For example, a bent knee hits your chest!

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Do you bend your knees so much?

It is case by case. However, practice bending your knees a lot.
Many beginners do not have enough knees bent.

Wavalien
Wavalien

Rhythmically move your knees

Ups & Downs gradually accelerates the surfboard.
Imagine accelerating each turn.
As the surfboard accelerates, so does the turn time.
Move your knees rhythmically.
As you accelerate, move your knees faster.

Oliver
Oliver

Is it important to move rhythmically?

Of course.
Rhythm is important for surfing.
The surfboard accelerates just by being conscious of moving rhythmically.

Wavalien
Wavalien

Summary

How was this article?
Ups & Downs is one of the first techniques beginners will learn.
Once you can do this technique, you will be able to ride long.
I hope this article helps you practice.
Thank you for reading.

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