If you’re an experienced surfer, then this blog is a must-read for you!
We’ve provided a list of 5 things that that you must do if you’ve more than 2 years of surfing experience.
- Get a Quiver
- Keep Surfing on Different Conditions
- Check Your Stance
- Get Someone to Capture Your Images
- Don’t Take Things Seriously
Get a Quiver
If you’ve been surfing for more than 2 years, it’s time you get a quiver (a group of 2 or more surfboards that you personally own). According to experts, quiver helps a surfer hone her/ his surfing skills in different wave conditions.
Having two boards can also make a huge difference. You can try buying a “fish” with a flat rocker for small waves, and a small board with more rockers when the waves are better.
Keep Surfing on Different Conditions
Quite naturally, you’d stop being nervous by the time you complete two years of surfing, but the zeal for riding the mighty waves of the ocean will remain the same. Anybody who has a decent surfing experience will tell you that waves are far from perfect every day.
If you really want to master the art of surfing, or just want to have more fun, you’ll have to practice frequently and, in all types of waves. Surfing on small, mushy, onshore waves will help you understand how to generate speed, use the pocket, or correct the stance according to the wave. Experts say, you’ll learn new tricks and maneuvers mostly in smaller waves.
Check Your Stance
Unless you’ve been practicing three to four times a week, under the guidance of an expert, chances are that your stance is still not correct. According to experts, the distance between both your feet is supposed to be about the same width as the width between your shoulders. But you may be standing either a bit too wide or a bit too narrow. Ask a friend who has more surfing experience than you and point out the mistakes.
Needless to say, the stance is a huge aspect of surfing. So, it is essential for every surfing enthusiast to focus on it. Experts believe that it’s always not just about surfing, but also where you’ve placed your feet on the board. The more you surf, the more you’ll realize that your feet should be placed on the board according to the waves.
Get Someone to Capture Your Images
Nothing can match the thrill of seeing yourself on a surfboard on pictures or videos. Watch your videos on a big screen and let an expert tell you where you need to improve. Play it in slow motion and watch it unless you notice improvements.
Next, watch surfing videos done by professionals. Don’t try to imitate how they land, just analyze how they generate speed, perform their bottom turns, and their stance. Put it on slow motion and watch repeatedly.
Don’t Take Things Seriously
The moment you stop experiencing the thrill of surfing is the moment you stop progressing. Surfing is a unique sport, where you need to continuously update your skills. The reality is that you need to pay attention to the techniques and practice every moment.
But, make sure not to take things too seriously. Some people pay so much attention to equipment, technique, and progression that they end up not enjoying the sport. And if you’re not having fun, you’ll probably not get better anyways.
Here was our list of 5 things that you must do if you’ve more than 2 years of surfing experience. At PataSudaka, we take pride in being a leading surf camp in Hawaii, providing ultimate surfing experience to both experienced and budding surfers.