Step 1: Push Up

Start by lying on your surfboard with your chest positioned over your hands. Place your hands flat on the board, fingers pointing forward. As the wave approaches, push up with your arms, lifting your upper body off the board. This quick push-up motion helps you gain stability and prepares you for the next steps.

Step 2: Back Foot

As you push up, swiftly bring your back foot forward and place it on the surfboard. This step is crucial for maintaining balance and control over your surfboard. Keep your knees bent and centered over the board to stay stable.

Step 3: Front Foot

Complete the pop-up by bringing your front foot forward and placing it on the surfboard in front of your back foot. Ensure your feet are shoulder-width apart, bend your knees, get lower, and look forward. This stance provides balance and control, allowing you to ride the waves smoothly.

Practice these three steps on land to build muscle memory before catching the waves. With consistent practice, you'll master the pop-up and be ready to ride the surf with confidence.

 

Useful tips:

1. In the first step, avoid grabbing the rails; instead, place your arms straight under your shoulders;

2. Don‘t look down on the board, look forward;

3. Take your time; initiate the second step when you sense you're flowing with the wave and have achieved stability;

4. Bend your knees and lower your stance for increased stability;

5. Begin practicing on land, then progress to white waves, and finally, tackle small waves

If you're excited to dive into the world of surfing and want to start on the right foot, you are welcome to our surf school  for an awesome learning journey!