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Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Veterano, Jun 19, 2017 at 3:38 PM.
Add to the list. Can be anything. I'll start:
If it doesn't than take up golf.
Better more consistent waves.
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.
Actually the less glib answer is 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.
Coaching. Surfing buddies are too kind and it is not their role.
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.