May 22, 2022

Try to Consider All the Surfboard Conditions to Start Riding the Waves Smoothly and Avoid Common Mistakes

Your first steps to start with your surfboard riding may not always be successful, especially for those who start learning to surf on their own.

All the professionals in our industry have gone through the stage when you are only trying to understand the patterns, conditions, and learn the basics.

It is all more difficult to start in the very first days when you still do not understand the inertia and other conditions and you are rather led by the instinctive feeling about what you are doing on the surfboard.

If you are at the beginner level right now and don’t know what is happening in this field, it would be useful for you to meet with a trainer for the start.

For more than two decades, our hero Martin Dunn has been helping all surfers, without exception, even if they have just started doing it the day before or if they have already gained some experience in riding the surfboard.

He helps people to start, make improvements in their hobbies, and take their skills on the surfboard to the next level.


In this article, we will talk about fruitful cooperation with a trainer for many people that are keen on riding surfboards.

We examined the most common conditions and mistakes made by the conquerors of waves at the initial level of their skill-building start.

The first thing we came to from the start is based on the fact that beginners do not know how to choose a surfboard for themselves.

Due to the fact that they are so green in this area, they don’t know which surfboard to choose, so many people immediately take a more professional surfboard, not being able to manage even the elementary surfboard.

The classic longboards are best suited for beginners since the conditions of their management do not require the extraordinary efforts of the body and management knowledge at the start.

Although these surfboards are bulky, if you just start your way in this sport, follow our advice and choose the classics.

Do not throw your eyes at once on shortboards for advanced masters.

surf instructor

If this is your first surfboard trip on the waves, choose the conditions with the most gentle waves. Take the softest conditions you can find.

Not all conditions are suitable for learning to ride the surfboard from the start. Sometimes you may not be able to handle some waves or the wind, so avoid wild conditions.

Also, pay attention to the height of the wave – this condition should be within your power.

Level 1 Surf

The next mistake is to ignore the conditions of the surf and immediately throw yourself into the water.

Novice surfers just come to the beach from the start, see the waves, and run to them. It is not right.

Some people begin to swim immediately to a crowd of people because there are good wave conditions there. Others prefer to ride their surfboard away so that all the waves go only to them.

Pay attention to the behavior of others riding the surfboard and try to understand why they ride there and that way. But remember that you are engaged in individual sports and how you do it on your surfboard is only your job and art.

So pay attention to where you find the best wave conditions for yourself and not where others find them.

Perhaps the conditions that suit everyone do not suit you at the start, and this is normal for riding surfboards.

Looking closely at the water surface conditions over time, you will learn to determine where your best wave is and in which direction your ideal conditions are.

Just spend some time figuring out such conditions for your mind to work.

Novice surfers

Most of us faced all these mistakes when we were just starting our way on the surfboard.

Do not rush to go to the surfboard with a lot of modifiers because so far you can’t cope with such a surfboard. Also, inspect the surface conditions where you are going to ride because these conditions may be too wild for you.

You can’t allow disappointment at the beginning of surfing, so do not let yourself down in these conditions from the start.

If you are not ready to start for what you have already jumped over, this will not give you pleasant emotion, and any business requires effort and time.

Ideally, you should start learning to surf in your youth but, if you didn’t have time and conditions to start with the surfboard in that young period, you can start this at the moment if only your physical condition is satisfactory since riding a surfboard is a serious physical activity.

It would also be nice to be able to swim and know how to behave in the ocean conditions. You can start practicing in a pool, river, or any other body of water that is suitable for swimming.

catching waves

Before you start rowing your surfboard toward the waves, you should assess the situation on the water, and most importantly, your capabilities and conditions to start.

You must be sure that you have enough strength to overcome the surf line and that the wave size and other conditions are not too difficult for your level of surfing at the start.

The main thing is keeping balance on the surfboard. All equipment depends on it.

You start by memorizing the order of actions, each of which must be brought to automatism while on the surfboard.

But first of all, the ability to find a point of balance, a fulcrum on the surface of the water in any position is important.

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