Why don’t you go catch the waves? -It’s a mistake to just wait

Why don’t you go catch the waves? -It’s a mistake to just wait

What are you doing to catch the good waves?
This time, I will teach you two know-hows that good surfers are implementing.
If you do this method you will be able to catch good waves.


× Make a plan after entering the sea

○ Make a plan before entering the sea

× Wait for the waves at the same place
〇 Predict the break of the wave and move to the optimum place with a paddle.

Make a plan before entering the sea

You have arrived at the sea.
You may want to enter the sea right away.
But please be patient. Check the waves before entering the sea.


  1. Wave size
  2. The angle at which the waves come in
  3. Direction and quality of wave breaks
  4. Where is the peak?
  5. Congestion situation

Where do you want to ride the breaking waves?
For example, inside, outside, right side, left side, and so on.
Checking from land makes it easier to understand the condition of the entire wave
than checking after entering the sea.

Depending on the conditions of the day, the waves of the set will come every few minutes.
Let’s check how many minutes the set interval of the day is.
Check for at least 10 minutes, preferably 15 minutes.

Also, beginners will find it difficult to catch the waves in crowded areas.
It’s a good idea to aim for a place where you are vacant.

There are places where you can go because it is dangerous.
For example, the current is fast, there are dangerous rocks, and so on. Let’s grasp the point information in advance.

Action after entering the sea

Check the waves

You paddle out and arrive outside.
Check out the wave breaks.
The shape of the waves is different every time.
Observe the characteristics of the waves of the day.

Then decide what kind of wave you want to ride.
When you are a beginner, it is difficult to judge which waves you can ride and
which ones you cannot ride.
The waves that can be taken off are just vertical just before the break.
Look for such waves. Paddling in the vertical direction of the waves allows you to successfully take off.

Move to the best place for takeoff

Don’t wait for the waves without moving in the same place.
The waves don’t always break where you’re waiting.

You find the swells coming from far away offshore earlier than anyone else.
Then predict where to break.
The place offshore from the break position is the place to start the paddle.
You need to move quickly to that position. Again, don’t wait. Move to catch the waves.

My experience

When I was a beginner, I wasn’t moving to catch the waves.
However, I was waiting for the waves at the same place.
Because I am a beginner, I have no physical strength and I get tired of paddling.
Also, it was not possible to predict where the waves would break.
I didn’t know that the vertical position of the wave was the takeoff position.
I avoided the vertical places of the waves because I was scared.

So I could only ride a few waves a day.
This was a great waste.


How was this article? Paddling can be very tiring for beginners.
However, even if you wait at the same place, you will not be able to ride the waves,
so please do go to catch the waves.

This method is very effective.
I would be very happy if the information is useful to you.
Thank you for reading.

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