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  • LEARNLEARNLEARNLEARNLEARN TTTTTO SURFO SURFO SURFO SURFO SURF A basic beginners guide www.exscreeme.com

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    GOLD COGOLD COGOLD COGOLD COGOLD COAST -AST -AST -AST -AST - AAAAAUSTRALIAUSTRALIAUSTRALIAUSTRALIAUSTRALIA1st Wave Surfing, a licensed Surfing Australia Surf School would like tointroduce itself as the premier surf school operating on the Northern

    Beaches of Australias fabulous Gold Coast.

    Our professional, accredited surfing instructors offer easy to followtuition to beginner, progressional and intermediate Surfers.

    This ebook is offered FREE OF CHARGE to surfing beginners toassist in developing basic surfing techniques that will introduce you to

    an activity that will keep you stoked for a lifetime.

    SURFING OFFERSLIFESTYLE, FITNESS, SATISFACTION AND ENJOYMENT

    We hope you find the easy to follow techniques beneficial to yoursurfing. Please feel free to save and print this ebook or forward by email

    to other beginner surfers who you feel may benefit from it.

    If we can be of any assistance to your surfing please email any questions.

    Our most important tip to progress and develop your surfing is to:-

    GO SURFING!GO SURFING!GO SURFING!GO SURFING!GO SURFING!Please visit the website www.exscreeme.com

    Welcome

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    SurfingSurfing The best way tospend your timeon the beach!Congratulations!!!

    Step one of becoming a surfer is to simplyhave the desire to GIVE IT A GO.

    Surfing will provide you with a thrill thathas been stated as being addictive andlife changing.

    No longer is surfing only for beach bumsand surfy dudes. Modern day surfingcaters for absolutley everybody, childrenand adults, girls and boys, recreational funand professional sport.

    Whether you would like a one offexperience of catching and surfing a wave,or if you are totally keen on joining thehealthy lifestyle and culture that surfingprovides, this booklet will teach you thebasic techniques to get you started.

    While Learning to Surf, be patient, surfingis a progression that will continue for therest of your life. Thats why it is soaddictive! The feeling you get from surfingyour first wave will continue with everywave, and for the rest of your life.

    Grab your board, head down to yourlocal beach, GIVE IT A GO and haveFUN!

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    CONTENTS1ST WAVE SURFING1ST WAVE SURFING1ST WAVE SURFING1ST WAVE SURFING1ST WAVE SURFING

    BEFORE ENTERING THE SURF2 Introduction4 Your Surfboard5 Rip & Currents (Surf Awareness)

    STAGE 17 Body Positioning on the Surfboard8 Pushing Up9 Entering the Surf10 Wave Selection11 Catching Waves

    STAGE 212 Paddling Technique

    STAGE 314 Surfing Style and Stand Up Position17 Jump Up Method18 Step Up Method19 Falling Off & Dismounting

    PROGRESSIVE SKILLS20 Trimming the Surfboard22 Changing the Angle24 Understanding the Break Zone25 Paddling Through Waves28 Introduction to Catching Green Waves30 Beginner Surfing Terms

    Published by Exscreeme Day Tours Pty Ltd - Copyright CWritten by Reagan Roberts (Level 1 Surfing Instructor)PO Box 259, Surfers Paradise QLD AUST 4217 email: [email protected] Web: www.exscreeme.com

    GoSurfing

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    The basic rule to remember for your beginner board is the bigger thebetter, a bigger surfboard will offer more flotation and stability whichwill assist you in paddling, catching waves, standing and surfing. As a generalguide, if there is no experienced person to offer you assistance whenpurchasing your surfboard, put one arm straight up into the air and thelength of your beginner board should approximately reach the tips ofyour fingers. This booklet has been written for surfers using a correctlysized beginner board. Parts of your surfboard.

    There are parts to the surfboard that you willhave to know to help you with your surfing.

    1. The more rounded or pointed end isknown as the nose.

    2. The opposite end with the legrope isknown as the tail, this is the end whereyour feet go when lying on the surfboard.

    3. The sides of the surfboard are the rails,the rails are used for turning thesurfboard, but at this stage you should usethem for HOLDING ON.

    4. The top side is the deck, this is the sideyou lie and stand on.

    5. The bottom is simply called, the bottom.

    6. The legrope is what attaches you to thesurfboard, it is a velcro strap that goesaround your back ankle when standing.(Well work on that later)

    7. Surfboard Wax is applied to the deck toadd grip, alternatively your surfboard mayhave deck grip stuck to it.

    Your Surfboard.

    Nose

    Deck

    Tail

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    Before You Enter The Surf

    Be Aware and take notice....

    A rip is a body of water thatis pulling away from the beachand back out into the ocean.

    A wave breaks and washesinto shore, the watercontained in the wave mustmove back out to sea. Thishappens by a channel beingformed and the water flowinginto it to create a current that is strong enough to pull out through theincoming waves.

    As a beginner surfer what you need to know is that the rip only goes outas far as the back breaking waves. It will not drag you for miles and milesout to sea, if you find yourself in a rip you should go with it and thensimply paddle to the side and catch a wave back in. Do not panic, beaware of what is happening, stay on your surfboard and keep an eye onthe breaking waves which may become bigger as you go further out.

    Rips are identifiable by a number of ways:

    - The colouring of the water may have changed to a murky dirtiercolour, this is caused by the sand being stirred up from the bottom.

    - The surface of the water may be choppier or rougher, this iscreated by the incoming and outgoing flows of water colliding.

    Rips & Currents

    beach

    RIP

    RIP

    waveswaves

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    You may see surfers entering the surfdirectly into a rip, an experiencedsurfer who wishes to surf the backbreaking waves can use the rip tobe pulled out. It is the quickest andeasist way to get out into the line-up.

    Remember, you are a beginner, untilyour confidence and surf awarenessskill increases, conditions closer tothe beach will most likely be moresuited to your ability level, you should stay within your limits and avoidrips but look forward to their assistance as you improve.

    Currents run parrallel with the beach, they can be quite strong and candrag you some distance if you are not aware of them. Before entering thesurf identify a marker on the beach and take notice of how far away fromthat marker you have moved during your surf.

    waves

    waves

    beach

    CURRENT FLOW

    marker

    waves

    waves

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    DURING YOUR BEGINNERS LESSON YOU WILL:- HAVE A LOT OF FUN- Be provided with a soft surfboard, lycra shirt, drink bottle & suncream- Have a professional instructor offering easy to follow tuition- Learn surf safety, surf awarenes and all the basic skills to get you started

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    On The Beach...

    Body PositioningBefore entering the surf youshould practice all techniqueson the beach and familiariseyourself with what you aretrying to achieve with eachstage. Sorry, but you are notgoing to stand up with thisstage. Stage 1 is all about yourbody positioning on thesurfboard and catching waves.

    To catch waves and surf it is important that the body is positionedcorrectly on the surfboard. Correct positioning will assist in keeping thesurfboard stable and in trim and most importantly prepare you for thestand up which is described in Stage 3.

    The correct way to lie on your beginner surfboard is to place your toeson the tail of the board, grip the rails below your chest, keep your headlooking forward at all times and slightly raise your chest off the board. Allthese points are vital if you are to achieve your goal of standing andsurfing waves.

    Your toes should be in a position where you can cup them over the tailoff the board, if you can do this your body is positioned on the boardcorrectly, but where we want your toes is on the surfboard.

    Next, grab the rails below your chest (for future reference we willcall this the chest line) by grabbing the chest line we are preparing

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    the push-up that is required to assist you get to your feet. It is vital yougrab the chest line with your ELBOWS UP and not down, they are describedduring lessons as chicken wings. Try and identify something on yoursurfboard with this line, it is where your hands will remain for the durationof your surf.

    Very importantly your head should be looking up and forward, this willgive you balance on the surfboard and help you progress must quicker.

    Pushing UpOnce you have worked outyour correct positioning, thenext progression is to push up.

    The push up is to prepare youfor the stand up, it requires youto strongly push your upperbody up creating an arch inyour back and giving themaximum amount of clearance between your chest and the deck. An evenamount of power should be used by each arm to keep the surfboardstable and in trim.

    Once again your head should be up and looking forward.

    Before any surfing activity you should do a full body stretch.

    Surfing is great fun but it is also a very physical activity and the oceanis very powerful. Even if you are just out there for a bit of fun you willexert a high rate of energy from your body. Stretching before you gosurfing will help you get maximum results and help prevent injuries.

    If it is your aim to be surfing regularly stretching should become partof your daily routine.

    Coaches Tipx

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    In the Surf...

    Entering the SurfYou now know your body positioning and your ready to start entering thesurf, but, how do you get out there?

    As a beginner you should only walk out as far as waist deep water andkeep your feet on the bottom at all times.

    First of all, attach yourlegrope around your legso the cord is sticking tothe outside back of yourankle. Pick up yoursurfboard with yourhands on the identifiedchest line and then holdit to one side (whateverfeels most comfortable).Start walking out into thesurf, be careful not to

    trip over on your legrope. When a wave comes towards you simply liftthe surfboard up and over and keep progessing out until you are in waistdeep water or a few metres in front of where the waves are breaking(break zone).

    Never carry your surfboard if front of you while entering the surf, if youdo, when the wave comes it has a much bigger area to hit and it willknock you backwards and most likely under water. Keep your nose pointingout to the ocean at all times.

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    Wave SelectionAs a beginner you should start bycatching broken waves or whitewaves, the waves you shouldnt becatching are know as unbrokenwaves or green waves. A brokenwave is one that has already brokenor crumbled and is now rolling intowards the beach. Start off bycatching smaller waves and progressto slightly larger waves with morepower.

    When selecting waves look out tothe horizon and pick a wave that isfurther out, do not rush and decideto catch a wave when it is only onemetre in front of you. Give yourselftime and prepare yourself.

    Coaches TipBe aware of your surfing surroundings.Before entering the ocean study the surf and identify any hazards orobstacles. Things you should be noticing are:

    - Are there any submerged rocks- Are there any stingers washed onto the beach- Are you going to be surfing crowded waves- Are there any rips or currents in the area- Is the tide coming in or going out- What is the weather like

    x

    Unbelievable, I stood up in my 1st lesson and was surfing waves allthe way to the beach during my 2nd Lesson. Carole (28 years old VIC.)

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    Catching WavesSo now youre out there, youreholding the surfboard by the rails withyour hands positioned on the chestline, youve selected a wave and itscoming towards you.

    In one simple movement turn 180degrees so you are now facingdirectly in towards the beach, anglethe surfboard slightly so the tail is lower than the nose, look over yourshoulder and keep your eyes on the wave, now bend your knees and getready to push off the sand.

    The question now is when do youjump on to the surfboard?

    Wait for the wave to hit the tail, then,smoothly but powerfully pushforward, slide on to the surfboardleading with the chest and adopt thecorrect body position practiced on thebeach (chest line, elbows up and toeson the tail), push up, keep your headlooking forward and ride the wave to the beach.

    On approach to the beach slide to the back of the surfboard and pull upbefore running the fins into the sand.

    Stage 1 Summary

    The aim of stage one is to be able to catch waves and ride them to thebeach with the correct body position on the surfboard. The moreproficient you are in this stage will assist you achieve your surfing goalquicker. You need to be able to catch waves before you can stand and surf.

    Important Point: To catch waves that are very small or not verypowerful you may need to start with Stage (2) - Paddling.

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    Stage 2.Paddling(A) On the beachOnce you have got the feel ofcatching waves and you areconfident your body positioningis right, it is time to startpaddling on to waves. Bypaddling we are attempting toincrease the speed of thesurfboardwhichwill give itmoremomentum, this in turn will assist in catching waves and improve the stabilityof the surfboard as we progress towards the next stage of standing up.

    Sorry, but you are still not going to stand up just yet!

    To achieve the correct paddling technique you should once again practiceon the beach and familiarise yourself with the finer points, which are:

    Do - Body positioning (as in stage 1)Do - Slightly raise your shoulders and chest off the deckDo - Keep your head up and looking forwardDo - One arm after the other, reach forward and pull down,

    close to the rail, bending at the elbow and then pulling throughuntil your arm is fully extended.

    Do - Slightly cup your hands

    Remember what we are ideally trying to achieve is speed and momentum,it is important to gain maximum power from your paddling, things youDO NOT want to do are:

    Dont - Paddle both arms at the same timeDont - Spread your arms and paddle wideDont - Roll your shoulders so much that you actually pull yourself of

    the side of the surfboardDont - Keep your head down and chin rested on the deckAfter paddling a few strokes in the sand you should place your handsonto the chest line and push up.

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    (B) In the surfIf you are confident with yourpaddling technique the nextstep is to go back into the surfand use it to improve yourwave catching skills.

    Once again the question iswhen do you jump on thesurfboard?

    Previously we were waitingfor the wave to hit the tail ofthe surfboard before jumpingon, now, to gain a maximum result, slide on to the surfboard when thewave is one to two metres away from the tail.

    As in stage one, push the surfboard forward heading directly into thebeach, slide on (lead with your chest into the correct body position), startpaddling hard and fast, you will feel the wave hit the back of the board andincrease your momentum, from here, DONT stop paddling, add a coupleextra power strokes and then return your hands back to the chest line,push up, and ride the wave all the way to the beach.

    As every wave will be different you will have to work out yourself howmuch paddling is required, sometimes two strokes will pull you onto thewave and other times a larger quantity of strokes will be required. Theidea is not to paddle all the way to the beach, but to increase your speedenough for the waves momentum to pick you up and carry you all theway to the beach.

    Stage 2 Summary

    Paddling is an essential skill that is required by a surfer. The more powerand effort that is used when paddling will increase your wave catchingability and greatly benefit the next stage which is standing up. Rememberthis is a basic beginners guide and you should still only walk out to waistdeep water and now paddle onto the white water waves.

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    Standing UpBack on the beach...

    For a surfer, the feeling ofstanding and surfing a wavecan only be described as theultimate feeling. Whetheryou are a beginner orexperienced surfer thefeeling is achieved bystanding on the surfboardand using correct techniquesto benefit from the naturalpower of the ocean.

    Every skill explained in theprevious stages of thisbooklet is all about preparingthe surfboard and yourselffor the stand up. There arefive key factors that will eventually help you achieve your goal of standingand surfing a wave all the way to the beach.

    First of all we will look at the correct style to use as a beginner while inthe stand up position, secondly we will look at the techniques that willget you from your stomach to your feet.

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    When you are starting to stand and surf it is important to keep yourhead looking up and forward. If you find you are falling straight offthe surfboard, you are probably looking down. KEEP LOOKING UP!

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    Surfing Style and Stand Up PositionWhen standing on thesurfboard as a beginner thedominant leg will be your frontleg. What we need to work outis if your front leg is the left(natural) or right (goofy). If youhave ever tried any type ofboarding before i.e.snowboarding, skateboarding,wakeboarding etc you mayknow which way you prefer tostand, but, if you havent,normally your strongest leg goes at the back. Stand on the board bothways and try to work it out, dont worry about it too much, youll workit out as you progress.

    As we just mentioned your front leg will be the dominant leg, the first keyfactor is the placement of your footing. Place your front foot on the chestline and in a direction that goes across the deck, your back foot is placedso your legs are slightly wider than shoulder width.

    Second key factor is your knees, keep your knees bent at all times. Thiswill lower your centre of gravity and assist you in keeping your balanceon the surfboard.

    Thirdly you should push your hips forward to transfer your weight on tothe front leg. Your back leg should dip in slightly to make your stancemore comfortable and give you more style.

    These are the first three key factors, when you combine them all togetheryou form a solid foundation to help you stay stable and get the maximumride out of the wave.

    The fourth and fifth factors involve the upper half of the body and will bethe major contributors to your balance while standing on the surfboard.

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    The fourth factor is keeping your arms up, especially your front arm. Outstretch your front arm so you are reaching for the nose of the surfboard,your back arm should also be out stretched but dont worry too muchabout it.

    Fifth and very importantly, your head should be up and looking forward.If your front arm is up your head should be looking straight along it.Keeping your head up has been mentioned through all three stages and isa major contributor in you achieving the best result from your surfing.

    The five key factors to remember while standing on thesurfboard are:-

    (1) Feet facing across the deck of the surfboard, if you find your feetfacing straight down the deck (sprinting stance) you will have to

    twist your hips, adjust your footing and get your body side on.

    (2) Knees bent, lowering your centre of gravity.

    (3) Hips pushed forward placing more weight on the front leg. The frontleg is the accelerator and the back leg is the brake. At this stage youwant to keep the acclerator on and surf all the way to the beach.

    (4) Arms up, this is your balance, if you feel yourself falling pull yourlead arm back to the centre line of the deck and try to stay stable.

    (5) Head up and looking forward, where you look is where you go, ifyou look down you will pull your weight through your shouldersand simply fall straight off the surfboard. Keeping your head up willassist you in being centred and balanced.

    The five key factors will give you the style to get the best out of yoursurfing at a beginner stage. But, before achieving this style you will haveto get from your stomach to your feet, this is not neccessarily difficultbut it may take time, patience and practice.

    There are two different methods of standing up - one is the jump upmethod and the other is called the step up method. The jump up methodis more preferred as it gets you to your feet in one swift movement. Thestep up often gains better results for beginners who may not possess thebody strength to spring to there feet in one movement.

    Surfing Style and Stand Up Position Continued

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    Jump Up MethodThe jump up method uses strength andpower from the shoulders and chestcombined with a spring off the toes. Forthis method the knees are eliminated alltogether.

    Lie on the surfboard with correct bodyposition with your hands holding on tothe rails at the chest line and ready topush up. Do a few half push ups takingyour weight in the shoulders and pushingup onto the toes just to get the feel ofthe power that will be required to jumpto your feet.

    Give yourself a count of 1, 2, 3 and thenattempt to jump to your feet by springingoff the toes. Use the strength in yourshoulders to give maximum clearancefrom your chest to the deck, spring offyour toes, bring your front leg up andtwist your hips at the same so you canplace your front foot on the chest lineand facing across the deck. At this stage you should still be holding on tothe rails to keep yourself steady. From this position you should be able tostand up into the correct surfing style.

    This may take a few jump ups to perfect, each time notice where yourfront foot is landing on the deck and try to improve it with each jump up.Once you feel you start to become confident you should enter the surfand give it a go on a wave.

    Remember all your wave catching skills, do not try and jump up too early,paddle first, feel the wave hit, add a couple of power strokes, bring yourhands to the chest line and jump up when you feel ready. Make sure youhave caught the wave before you attempt to stand up.

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    Step Up MethodThe step up method breaks getting toyour feet into two movements, it isslightly slower than the jump up but stillallows you to achieve your desired resultof standing up. Shoulder and cheststrength is still required but rather thanusing your toes to spring to your feet, theinside knee of the back legwill be includedto assist you in getting to your feet.

    Once again lying on the surfboard withthe correct body position. The firstmovement is to slide your rear legforward until it is angling out to the sidefrom the hip, the inside of the kneeshould be rested on the deck.

    The second movement is to use yourupper body strength to push up and stepyour front leg through. As you gainmaximum clearance from the deck toyour chest the front leg should step upunder the chest and the foot placed onthe chest line. It is important to twistyour hips so your foot is placed facingacross the deck. You should be leveringthis movement of the inside knee off therear leg. Continue to hold the rails at alltimes, if your feet and body are fronton (facing to the nose) make the effortto twist your hips and adjust yourfooting, from here stand up into thecorrect surfing style.

    When you go back into the surf on yourfirst few waves concentrate mainly onsliding your rear leg forward, this is atechnique that has been added but notpracticed in the surf. As you improve youshould add the step up to your feet.

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    Falling Off & DismountingWhen learning to surf there are a few occurences that are almostguaranteed to happen to any beginner:-

    (1) your leg-rope will get tangled around your leg and annoy you immensly.

    (2) you will nose dive the board from time to time when catching waves.

    (3) you may swallow a bit of saltwater, and

    (4) you are going to fall off.

    First of all when you fall off you should always cover-up. By placing onearm over the front of your face and the other across the top of the headwill help prevent your surfboard or another surfers surfboard connectingwith your head when you fall off.

    When you fall off you will most likely end up underwater, at this time youshould cover up and remain covered up until you have broken the surfaceand become aware of where your surfboard is and if there is any otherwaves or surfers coming towards you.

    Falling off the surfboard is a common practice and part of learning to surf.Previously it has been suggested the place for a beginner to surf is inwaist deep water, because of this reason when you feel you are falling offthe surfboard it is important to try and fall backwards into the wave.Water depth can vary from wave to wave so it is important not to dive inhead first, if you do feel like you are going in head first make sure youthrow your arms out in front to break your fall.

    Once you have mastered your surfing style you will find yourself surfingwaves all the way to the beach. To take proper care of your surfboard itis important to dismount off the board before running it into the sand.

    The correct way to dismount is:-

    - directly lower yourself onto the surfboard and drop your back kneeonto the deck.

    - place both hands back on the rails (chest line)- step off to the back of the surfboard leading with your front leg.- take a couple of steps holding onto the surfboard until your speed

    has decreased.

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    The progressive skills of surfing are about starting to actually surf waves.Stages 1, 2 and 3 teach you to catch waves and stand up, if you areachieving standing up on waves thats great, now its time to start surfing.

    Once again all new skills should first be practised on the beach and thenattempted in the surf. Remember you are still considered a beginner.

    Trimming the Surfboard (Progessive Skill 1.)On the beach, again...

    Trimming the surfboard is the first progressive skill that will help you getthe best out of surfing a wave, its not really good enough to just stand onthe surfboard, you need to surf the wave. (Thats what it is all about)

    By now you have probably surfed waves and experienced problems such as:-

    (1) the surfboard slowing down and stopping while you were standingup, but the wave kept going.

    (2) the nose of the surfboard kept diving underwater while you werecruising along.

    These are common occurences at the beginner level and trimming thesurfboard is the progression that will help you correct these problems.

    First of all set up the surfboard on the beach as described below.

    - Build a sand castle in the soft/damp sand that is approxiamately 30cmhigh, it doesnt need to be perfect looking, but it should be packeddown so it is quite solid.

    - Place your surfboard on the sand castle so the surfboard is balanced inthe middle.

    Secondly, carefully step on to the surfboard leading with your back footand adopt the correct surfing stance and style. (feet facing across thedeck, knees bent, hips forward, arms up and head looking forward)

    The idea is to balance the surfboard on the sand castle.

    Progressive Skills.

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    While in the correct surfing stance youwill find by pushing your hips forward youwill place more weight on the front legand the nose of the surfboard shouldslightly dip towards the sand. Simply bypushing your hips to the back will transferyour weight to the back leg and the tailshould drop and the board now angled inthe opposite direction.

    Dont lean, bounce or step all over thesurfboard, simply keep pushing your hipsback and forth and transfer your weightfrom the front leg to the back leg. It isimportant to keep your back straight, headlooking up and knees bent at all times.

    After a few weight transfers you may need to step off, rebuild your sandcastle and then replace your surfboard and start again.

    Eventually you should be at the stage where you are easily transferingyour weight from the front leg to the back, slightly rocking the surfboardand keeping the nose and tail out of the sand. This technique will allowyou to trim the board and get the maximum ride out of the wave.

    Trimming the Surfboard, in the surf...Once again walk out into the surf, catch a wave and stand up, now whileyou are up and surfing start to feel the wave beneath you and where yourweight is placed. If you are slowing down, transfer your weight throughthe hips and onto the front leg. You also may need to bend your kneesgiving more compression on your front leg and down onto the surfboard.

    If you feel the nose is being pushed into thewater too much, transfer your weightthrough the hips, this time to the back leg.Keep looking up, arms out, back straight,keep trimming the surfboard and SURF thewave as far as you can.

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    Changing The Angle. (Progessive Skill 2.)

    Back on the beach, again...

    Changing the angle of the surfboard is the next progression and a majorskill that will help you develop turns while surfing a wave. What we areattempting to achieve is to change the angle of the surfboard from facingstraight towards the beach to angling and cutting across the wave.

    Once again build your sandcastle, pack it down nice and firm and placeyour surfboard on it as you did previously when trimming the surfboard.Step on to the board leading with your back foot, trim the board and holdthe correct surfing stance with the surfboard balanced on the sandcastle.

    As before start to trim the surfboard, (to speed it up push your hipsforward and place more weight on the front leg, to slow it down moveyour hips to the back and place more weight on the back leg). Rememberyour surfing style and always keep your head up, eyes looking forward,back straight and knees bent.

    To change the angle of the surfboard you will need to link your upper andlower body and connect with your surfboard. The following is anexplanation of how it can work.

    While trimming the surfboard, shift your weight to the back leg, with yourarms out rotate the upper body to your forehand or frontside and at thesame time shove your front hip across in the same direction, bringing thesurfboard with your body and changing the angle it is facing. (The frontsidefor a natural foot surfer is to the right and for a goofy foot surfer is to theleft.).

    The angle of the surfboard should change approxiamately between 10and 45 degress. Immediately after changing the angle you should shiftyour weight to the front leg as to accelerate the board and keep surfingthe wave. But now you would be cutting across the wave in a new direction.

    The more power and rotation you use with your body will provide amuch more responsive change of angle from the surfboard.

    It is important to link your upper and lower body to complete a successfulchange of angle. If you only rotate your upper body the surfboard willcontinue straight and you will most likley twist yourself off the surfboard.

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    If you only shove your hips, once again thesurfboard will continue straight as therotation from the upper body is the leadingfactor.

    An important point to remember at thisstage is that we are only trying to achieveone (1) small change of angle and thencontinue SURFING. Do not rapidly rotateyour body back and forth and expect thesurfboard to respond.

    In the surf...During this progressive skill we are stillworking in waist deep water and surfingwhite water (broken) waves. Rememberyour wave catching skills, jump or step upcleanly to your feet and start to trim thesurfboard and surf the wave towards thebeach.

    When you feel you have control of thesurfboard and are comfortably surfing thewave, shift your weight to the back leg,rotate your upper body, shove your hipsand attempt to change the angle thesurfboard is facing, transfer your weight onto the front leg and accelerate across thewave in the new direction and continue totrim the board.

    In the early stages whether your surfboardresponds or not you should always transferyour weight onto the front leg afterattempting the change of angle. This willallow you to continue surfing and you couldattempt another change of angle on the samewave.

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    THE BREAK ZONE and NEGOTIATINGYOUR WAY OUT.

    Understanding thebreak zone.The break zone is the gateway to thedeeper, calmer water where surfers cansit, relax and wait for a nice unbroken(green) wave to come their way. It isalso an area that tests the skills of everysurfer who wishes to paddle through it.It is the zone where the waves peaks, breaks and releases its power. Itcan be an unforgiving area that requires special skills, board control andconfidence to negotiate a way through.

    You should only start to progress through the break zone when you arecomfortable with your surfboard control, your paddling technique andyou understand the surfing conditions.

    First of all study the conditions, things you should be noticing are:-- Are the waves breaking close to shore (shore break) or further out

    (back break), or both.- Are the waves dumping hard or spilling and rolling through.- Will you be in shallow or deep water.- Is there a rip that could assist you, or, may be hazardous to you.

    The oceans conditions can change on an hourly basis, the more time youspend studying your local surf break and other surfers will give you abetter understanding and more confidence as you start to paddle out.

    Secondly, your timing when you start to paddle out. Waves come throughin what is called sets, on average at most surf breaks a set will containbetween 3 to 6 waves, after the set passes the waves decrease and theocean goes into a Lull. During the lull is when you want to be paddlingthrough the break zone.

    At some surf breaks the break zone may only be a short 10 metre sprint,and at other breaks it may be a gruelling 50 metre paddle. As a beginner youshould only start to paddle out when the surf is small and not very powerful.

    waves

    waves

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    BACK BREAKZONE

    SHOREBREAKZONE

    WHITEWASHZONE

    BACK AREA

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    Paddling Through Waves (Progessive Skill 3.)There are three skills which will help you paddle through waves andprogress through the break zone.

    (1) Pushing Up - used on smallerbroken waves or unbrokenwaves that are close topeaking.

    (2) Busting through - used onunbroken waves that have juststarted to peak.

    (3) Eskimo Roll - used on biggerbroken waves.

    It is important to have good paddling technique and body positioning on thesurfboard (refer stages 1 and 2), you will need to achieve a maximumthrust from each paddle to gain and keep momentum. The more poweryou go into a wave with will help you maintain your position and not bedragged backwards towards the beach. You must understand that thewave is not going to stop, by paddling hard and fast into it is your bestchance of getting through.

    When paddling through a wave make sure you approach it with the nosefacing directly into the wave, if you end up sideways or slightly angled thewave will get underneath your surfboard and force you backwards.

    While you are in the break zone and paddling through waves you shouldkeep a forward momentum, keep the arms paddling, if you get knocked ofyour surfboard always climb back on and keep going until you have paddledbeyond the breaking waves. It is then that you can sit, relax and have a rest.

    A L W A Y S S U R F I N G

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    As mentioned there are three skills you will need to practice and use, inall skills what you are ideally trying to achieve is keeping the surfboard flatand horizontal so it will pierce through the wave. It is when the wave getsunderneath the surfboard that it picks you up and carries you with ittowards the beach.

    PUSHING UP

    Used on smaller white wash waves or whenpaddling over peaking green waves.

    Similar to the skill practiced back in Stage(1) of this booklet but now you are paddlingthrough a wave. Paddle hard and fastdirectly into the wave, just as the wave hitsthe nose of the surfboard, grab the rails nextto your chest, push up and and raise up ontoeither your knees or toes. It is important to hold your weight with yourupper body and NOT transfer it into your legs. Keep the surfboard ashorizontal as you can, once the wave has passed half way down yourbody you should lower your chest down and straight away resume paddlingand start to gain forward momentum and prepare for the next wave.

    BUSTING THROUGH

    This skill is used when a green wave hasjust peaked and is about to start breaking.

    Paddle directly up the face of the wave, asyou see the top (lip) of the wave start tobreak or crumble grab the rails of yoursurfboard at the chest line, but, rather thanpushing up, keep your chest on the deck ofthe surfboard, hold on tight, elbows up,keep your head tucked in, looking down,and bust through the top of the wave.

    This technique will help you come out the back of the wave, however youare now in a critical part of the wave. You must start to paddle immediatelyafter busting through otherwise the wave could suck you back as it startsto break.

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    THE ESKIMO ROLL

    On bigger waves that have more poweryou will not be able to push up and overor bust through, you must roll thesurfboard over and attempt to piercethrough the bottom of the wave. Thistechnique requires effort and confidence,with a properly sized beginner surfboardthis technique is your best chance ofprogressing through broken waves.

    You should practise this technique on thebeach first before attempting it in the surf.

    Once again paddle hard directly towards abroken wave, just before the wave hits thenose of the surfboard grab the rails, butthis time slightly higher than the chest line(about shoulder height). Roll the surfboardover and hold it tightly and as a close toyour chest as you can. Try and keep thesurfboard horizontal, the wave will passover the top of the surfboard and then youwill come to the surface out the back ofthe wave. It is important now to flip thesurfboard back over, climb on as quick asyou can and then continue paddling.

    This technique requires you to use a lot ofupper body strength to keep your bodyclose to the surfboard, at times you mayfeel you are wrestling with the wave forcontrol of your surfboard.

    DUCK DIVING

    You may see other surfers on short boards duck diving under waves,although this looks easy it is a more advanced technique and not suitablefor beginner sized surfboards.

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    Introduction to Catching GreenWaves. (Progessive Skill 5.)This is probably the most important skill in the progressive stage of surfingand it can not be learnt in just a few sessions in the surf. To catch greenwaves you must understand the speed of the wave, your positioning onthe wave and when the wave will peak and start to break.

    Do not attempt this is in big surf, dumping waves or crowded waves.Ideally small surf that crumbles will give you the best results.

    SurgingTo introduce you to catching greenwaves you should practice surging withthe wave. This is when you will notactually catch the wave but paddle withit and surge to the edge of the breakzone. This will help you understand thespeed of the wave, how much paddlingis required and where the wave will startto break.

    Identifying The Wave

    First of all you should paddle out and position yourself beyond the breakzone, attempt to sit and balance on the surfboard while facing out to seaand looking towards the horizon. Look for lumps on the horizon, theselumps are the sets which contain the waves you will eventually want tocatch. Identify the biggest lump, follow it all the way in as it gains momentumand builds into an identifiable swell. Watch the swell pass by you, become awave and surge all the way to the break zone where it peaks and then breaks.

    Building Momentum & Surge

    After studying waves all the way from the horizon to the break zone thenext step is to start to paddle and build momentum from the surgingswell. Identify a swell on the horizon, turn your surfboard around andface directly into the beach. As the swell approaches you should start topaddle, keep looking forward but also have glances over your shoulder so

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    you know the position of the wave, when you feel the surging swell lift thesurfboard, increase your paddling speed and power, so you gain momentumand start to surge forward with the wave. At this time you should push upand surge to the edge of the break zone where you can look over theedge of the wave as it start to break.

    It is important to understand where the wave will break, you do not wantto paddle all the way into the break zone and into a position where thewave is breaking on top of you.

    Surging with waves will teach you to build your paddling speed to gainmomentum and match the speed of the wave. Timing and positioning isthe key to catching green waves and it is very hard to perfect this untilyou can feel the surge from the wave.

    Taking The Drop

    After you are comfortable identifyingwaves, building momentum and surging tothe edge of the break zone, the next stepis to paddle on to the wave, stand up, andtake the drop.

    While surging keep paddling a few morestrokes than you have been, when youfeel the wave start to steepen (peak) thisis when you should jump to your feet. Itis important to take the wave a little bitfurther than you have been beforestanding up, if you stand up too early thewave will leave you behind.

    Once you have jumped to your feet keep your knees bent, head up andSTART SURFING!

    By starting to catch green waves you are progressing your surfing to anew level, be patient, practice your skills in surf that suits your ability andalways keep working on the basic techniques i.e. body positioning, paddlingand jumping up. These are the platform to your surfing future.

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    Basic Surfing Terms - BeginnerParts of the Surfboard:

    - Tail, Rails, Nose, Deck, Stringer, Fins, Legrope

    Body Position

    - Correct positioning when lying on the surfboard, toes on the tail,hands holding the rail below your chest.

    Chest Line:

    - Where the chest is placed on the deck to achieve the correct bodyposition when lying on the surfboard.

    - Where the hands are positioned on the rails of the surfboard, whenpushing up and attempting to jump to your feet.

    White Waves or Broken Waves

    - Waves that have peaked and then broken or crumbled and are movingtowards the beach as a white foaming wave. (beginner waves)

    Green Waves or Unbroken Waves

    - An open faced wave that is peaking creating a steeper wave to carveturns and manouvre the surfboard. (intermediate and advanced waves)

    Natural Foot Stance

    - A surfer that has his/her left leg forward when standing on thesurfboard.

    Goofy Foot Stance

    - A surfer that has his/her right leg forward when standing on thesurfboard.

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    SURF SCHOOL INFORMATION - GOLD COAST - AUSTRALIA

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    Phone 5572 0098

    www.stuartsurf.com.au

    THESURFBOARD

    SPECIALISTS

    DESIGNED TOHELP YOU SURF!

    RETRO MALIBU 98So easy to paddle. The best traditional surfyoull ever have.Youll fall in love - so, so smooth.

    MINI MAL 7 TO 8A great fun board. So easy to surf. A great learnervehicle - but give it heaps and it gives heaps back.

    RETRO EGG 56 to 66More fun. More speed. More grunt.A very floaty short board

    SHORTBOARDAwesome. Very quick, turns with power - loosetrucks, fast wheels. Because of its dual rockerits evry user friendly and easier to paddle.

    FOR YOUR NEAR STOCKIST PH: 1300 780 027FOR YOUR NEAR STOCKIST PH: 1300 780 027FOR YOUR NEAR STOCKIST PH: 1300 780 027FOR YOUR NEAR STOCKIST PH: 1300 780 027FOR YOUR NEAR STOCKIST PH: 1300 780 027

    MALIBU 9 PLUSThe ultimate. Easy to paddle. Very stable and itcan surf. The Noserider from Heaven and it surfsoff the tail like a shortboard with speed to burn. Ifyoure learning it will help you. If youreexperienced, get ready for the next level.

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    MINI-MALS & MALSGreat for learners or for small waves

    primitive surf

    76" - 81" are the popular sizesof Mini-Mals and Mals are mainly

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    97 Braun St, Deagon Ph: 3869 2922

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    DURING YOUR BEGINNERS LESSON YOU WILL:- HAVE A LOT OF FUN- Be provided with a soft surfboard, lycra shirt, drink bottle & suncream- Have a professional instructor offering easy to follow tuition- Learn surf safety, surf awarenes and all the basic skills to get you started

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