Techniques for the Beginner Surfer with Jaco Beach Bachelor Parties

June 9, 2017

Surfing looks easy when you’re watching the pros, but there are a lot of surf basics you need to know before you paddle out by yourself. The best way to start is usually a surf lesson. You can find a surf school in our comprehensive directory, or ask a surfer friend to take you out and give you some surf tips and guidance.

In case you don’t have a local expert to get you started, here is a quick list of how to surf tips and advice you should read before you hit the water.

First things first, before you start paddling out and shredding, you need to make sure you make two critical decisions:

Choose the right surfboard to learn to surf on.
Select the best area beach to learn to surf.
These choices will greatly affect your first surf experience. The best place to learn how to surf is at a flat sandy beach where there is plenty of room to find your own area in the water. You don’t want to learn in a crowded lineup of experienced surfers. For safety reasons, you also don’t want to learn to surf in a zone where children and families are casually swimming.

Techniques for the Beginner Surfer with Jaco Beach Bachelor Parties

Techniques for the Beginner Surfer with Jaco Beach Bachelor Parties

If you need Techniques for the Beginner Surfer with Jaco Beach Bachelor Parties, contact us today at Costa Rica: 011-506-8329-2304 or USA: 1-954-900-9730.

1 WAVE SELECTION

Different waves have different possibilities in riding them. The first step in having full control over your speed is understanding which waves will allow you to go fast and which don’t. Walled up waves produce faster sections while slow waves are usually flat and soft. To read a wave and to stay in the sweet spot takes time and practice in the water. Watching other people surf or watch clips on youtube can also help understand different waves and their speeding potential.

2 BOARD SELECTION

Another factor that has more to do with knowledge than your actual surfing is the selection of your board. Generally speaking the more foam a board has the faster it will glide. Different surfboard designs, tail shapes, concaves and rail types also affect the drive of the board.
Surfboards with less rocker (the curvature of the surfboard’s foam) generate more speed than curvier boards. A flatter board will work very well on smaller waves when there are no larger waves to help generate speed.

3 PUMPING & TRIMMING

Techniques for the Beginner Surfer with Jaco Beach Bachelor Parties

If you need Techniques for the Beginner Surfer with Jaco Beach Bachelor Parties, contact us today at Costa Rica: 011-506-8329-2304 or USA: 1-954-900-9730.

PUMPING
Pumping describes the action of going up and down the wave. It usually happens on the steep section of the wave. The higher you are the more speed you will generate when going down. Once you are down decompress your legs and spring back up the wave. Repeat this a couple of times and you will be generating sufficient speed for your next turn or move.

TRIMMING
To trim the surfboard transfer weight between your toe side and heel side. This will pull you up and down the face of the wave and help you in maintaining and generating speed.

4 BOTTOM TURN

A good bottom turn is the basis of lots of surfing maneuvers. With a good bottom turn you can actually gain extra speed. If you find yourself losing speed or even stalling when you do a bottom turn, you probably came into the turn too hard, too square. You’ve lost all your momentum that you’ve gained from coming down the wave.
The key to maintaining your speed is to draw a wider arching line with your knees bend and staying low. If done perfectly you will actually be generating speed with your bottom turn.

5 CLEAR WAX

Be sure to scrape off any surf wax from the bottom of your board. The smoother your surfboard, the more fluid it will glide through the water.

6 CHANGE FINS

Different fin designs and fin set ups also have an effect on a surfboard’s speed. A twin-fin will offer more speed than the traditional thruster set up, although you will lose some control. Surfboard fins with a large sweep will generate more speed and rigid fins can also help you to go faster.

Other than surfing tips intermediate surfers we also have surfing tips for beginners. Be sure to check all our articles on surf technique. See you in the water !

Jaco Beach Bachelor Parties is not your typical vacation rental site. We are educators on how to get the ultimate experience out of Costa Rica. Our service offers more than just a travel agency, or corporate booking site who’s employees live outside of Costa Rica,  The Owners of this business have been owners of a variety of different businesses including Hotels, Nightclubs, Photo Studios, Surfing Lessons. If you need a Costa Rica Surfing Lessons with Jaco Beach Bachelor Parties, contact us today at Costa Rica: 011-506-8329-2304 or USA: 1-954-900-9730.

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