From time to time, surfers (or more commonly referred to as surfers) are asked to give tips on Surfing Tactics and techniques. Surfers are of two kinds: those who surf to get fit and strong; and those who surf to get off the beaten track. Though it is generally believed that all surfers are above thirty, a few of them actually go beyond this age. In this article, we will talk about some of the techniques that surfers usually use in surfing and how they can help you in surfboarding.
Surf training is the first thing most surfers try to impart to their disciples. This can be quite tricky, as no one is exactly sure what is needed for the training. For beginners, it is advisable to go for the foamboard or you can also take a dip into the water. As an alternative you can try to sail the foamboard but not everyone is capable of doing this.
It is very important to get used to the positioning of your feet when surfing. Make sure that you do not stand up straight while surf boarding. The result will be an awkward position on your board and if you intend to go for a different trick then the awkwardness might as well take you to disaster.
The surfers always advise their disciples to not stand flat on the board as this position can have a negative impact on the alignment of the foot position when they land. Always stand tall when surfing in order to ensure that your foot position is very close to the center of the board.
If you are surfing on a wave, it is essential to keep your weight on your right foot while riding the wave as it will cause the surfers to kick up and this will in turn cause a backlash to the board and make the surfer sit to the left. By sitting to the left you will be able to have a smooth ride on the wave and you will be able to surf at higher speeds.
There are many techniques which are known to be used by the surfers to launch themselves off the board into the waves. One of the most effective surfing tactics is called the ‘falling knee’. This technique involves the surfer placing his right knee on the board, thus acting as a support for the left leg.
With the left leg bend down towards the board, the surfer takes a quick pull on the legs with his right knee pulling the leg to the side in order to launch him high into the air. While doing this, the first two fingers of the left hand should be placed on the board for balance.
When the surfer begins to fall, the first step to land is by using the back foot to take the foot rest out from under him. With the back foot supported by the heel, the foot rest must then be released by sliding it from the front of the board. The foot rest is in the way of the board and is therefore in need of removal.
When the board is falling, a turn can be initiated by kicking the leg rest out. Once the board has cleared the wave, the surfer will need to keep the leg guard up in order to prevent him from hitting the water.
One of the other surfing techniques is called the underwater rear hair cut. Here the surfer is required to hold the board vertically before jumping off the board into the water. The first step involves the surfer to dip his feet in the water just below the ankle level.
In order to start off, the surfer pulls up the board slowly and then jumps in with his legs. To continue the underwater surfing techniques, a second jump is made, but this time instead of pulling up the board, the surfer steps on the board in the water. In the case that the board does not reach the wave, the surfer will be helped by using his arms.
It is said that the surfing is a sport that is worth all the money spent on the equipment. The surfing tricks and techniques will never cease to fascinate surfers who do all they can to master these techniques so that they can surfer faster and also remain safe.