Learners, never make this mistake. “You have a split second to decide whether you land on your face or your board. Somehow, you do both at the same time.”
Tell the truth about your experience and what you’d like to achieve. More time surfing waves and less time drinking sea water.
Getting “out the back” — beyond the white water — isn’t something to shy away from. After the first few times you go surfing, it’s time to get out there.
Surfer’s ear is nasty, and it’s not rare. Luckily for us, it’s completely avoidable. With one little piece of kit, you can avoid one of the worst parts of cold water surfing.
Always cover your head. Boards are dangerous, fins are sharp, heads are important. It’s not worth the risk. Cover your head.
There are a lot of terms specific to just surfing (check out the surf slang page for more), but “goofy” and “regular” are used across every board sport. Regular A “regular” stance is left foot forward, right foot back. This…