How to SURF: Shortboard Pop Up & Take Off / Sprint Paddle for Intermediate / Beginner Surfers

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25 thoughts on “How to SURF: Shortboard Pop Up & Take Off / Sprint Paddle for Intermediate / Beginner Surfers”

  1. thanks man perfect vid for someone starting to surf on a short board. Whats
    the name of the reggae track?????

  2. Finally. A decent explanation for popping. I’ve put it to practice and im
    finally getting somewhere… I’ve gone with a longer board which has made
    all the difference. D 

  3. Good vid. One clarification: in my experience, you must push off the board
    with one knee, not both. At the start of the movement, the knee of the back
    leg (right for a natural-footer) pushes down into the board to buy some
    altitude for the hips, meanwhile front leg just sort of rides passively up
    off the deck with the rest of the body until there’s clearance enough to
    flex it foreward. It all happens fast, so hard to see, but I reckon if you
    push off with both knees, you’re doomed.

  4. Great vid! I have been surfing all summer with a 6`8 roundhead, wide mini
    disc board, and in summer when the waves were small I was catching them a
    lot easily. Now that the waves are a bit bigger (and very very hollow),I am
    not able to catch anything. I am 5`11 and about 70 kilos,do I need a
    shorter board?I was under the impression that to use a small board(like the
    5`11 board in your vid)I would first have to be surfing reguarly for a
    couple of years,what size board would you recommend? thanks!

  5. I’ve been surfing 6 years this is by far the most informative video I have
    ever found online. Anyone who downvotes this is going to surfer hell, where
    you will never catch a wave again =(,

  6. TheRealFreakinPope

    Great video. I was never able to get lessons like this. Please Please post
    more videos on your detailed tips towards other aspects. Well Done

  7. Ive been looking for surfing tutorials for me as im brand new to surfing
    but I live in SoCal with 3-5 crashing waves on an average day not 1-2
    rolling waves as most vids show so most info was pretty much useless for me
    but this video will help me a ton cant wait to try it out tomorrow

  8. Hi. Great video. wondered what those round cushion type things are that you
    balance the board on? Do you know what they are called? Seems ideal to
    practice on without damaging the board. Thanks !

  9. I am currently taking surf lessons in South America, I am 195 pounds and I
    have just purchased a 90 inch board. Do your techniques work the same on
    longer boards also or is your video designed for the short boarder?

  10. I can’t wait to get back in. I have had my hands too far forward and feet
    for that matter and stall whenever I catch a wave. I am going to get my
    yoga mat and pouffe out now! Amazing video.. wish you lived next door 😉

  11. thanks man, that explains a lot. I am starting the shortboard as we speak,
    and I have to sat your video and your comments are really valuable. Thank
    you very much.

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