How do you know when to stand up when surfing?

Season 2 (2015)

How do I know if Im goofy or regular surfing?

A “regular” stance is left foot forward, right foot back. This tends to be anyone with a dominant right foot. A “goofy” stance is right foot forward, left foot back. A “goofy footer” is less common than someone with a regular stance, in the same way that less people are left handed.

How do you know what waves to catch?

How to read and catch a wave

  1. While sitting on your surfboard, look at the horizon line. …
  2. Compare the angle of the wave with the skyline.
  3. The side of the wave with the steepest angle is the direction in which the wave will break, and that’s the direction in which you will ride.

When should you start paddling for a wave?

Step 3: When you see the wave you want to catch, turn around and face the nose of your board toward the shore, then lay down and begin paddling. Make sure the nose of your board is not underwater or too high in the air—it should just graze the surface.

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