Things That Will Improve Your Surfing

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Veterano, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Veterano

    Veterano Active Member

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    Add to the list. Can be anything. I'll start:

    BIG FEET!

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  2. shadydave

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    Water time

    If it doesn't than take up golf. :)
     
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  3. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    Better more consistent waves.
     
  4. pefa

    pefa Active Member

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    Smiles
     
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  5. shadydave

    shadydave Active Member

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    I have found that surfing with better surfers on a regular basis will improve your game.

    Not wearing a leash, if it doesn't make you a better surfer it will make you a better swimmer.
     
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  6. NJ Longboarder

    NJ Longboarder Well-Known Member

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    fewer responsibilities
     
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  7. Bighouse

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  8. jory

    jory Active Member

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    Surf more.........


    Actually the less glib answer is purposeful practice

    https://fivetwelvethirteen.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/purposeful-practice/

    I.e. Actually thinking about improving something when you surf and working on it be it staying more in the pocket, improving your cross stepping, putting more weight in your turns or correct positioning for noseriding.
     
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  9. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    Coaching. Surfing buddies are too kind and it is not their role.
     
  10. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    Watching surf videos. If you see something that inspires you, rewatch it again and again and figure out how you can make it part of your repertoire.

    Also, along similar lines, I feel like contests are good (in moderation). When I started riding longboards, it seemed like the longboard talent pool around here seemed to skip my specific area. There wasn't much noseriding, cross stepping, or real style for that matter. I wondered if noseriding our waves was even possible. I started doing some contests and discovered that there were tons of great riders just north and south of me (especially the OLC guys). And holy crap - it wasn't that the waves were the problem, it was me! It helps to see what other guys can do outside of the normal guys and gals in your lineup.

    Great thread.
     
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