Do you know where is the best place to wait for the waves?

Do you know where is the best place to wait for the waves?

Find the most suitable equal wave position according to the collapse point

1- Determine the highest point of the wave (break point)
When sitting on the surfboard, look towards the sea level, and when you see a lump in the distance, try to find the highest part of the wave (called the "break point"), which will be the first place the wave breaks.

2- Paddle to near the breakpoint
The sooner the break point is identified, the better, so that you can be proactive and paddle in the best position to catch the wave. Ideally, surfers will reach the break point before the wave breaks, allowing longer surfing times.

If the waves are large and cannot reach the breaking point before the waves break, then make further paddles on the shoulders. In this case, the surfer wants to paddle into the wave in "Stage B": the wave is steep enough to catch, but the lip doesn't begin to dip
3- Turn around and paddle
Once you're in the right position to catch the wave, turn around with the board facing the beach and paddle with the right amount of power and technique.

Adjust the location according to the situation

Ride an A-shaped wave. A-shaped waves are great because surfers can choose to go right or left if no one else is paddling. If another surfer is also surfing, the best thing to do is to communicate and ask: "Are you going left or right?".


Look for shoulders with steeper angles. The steeper the angle of the wave shoulder, the slower the wave breaks. The straighter the shoulder of the wave looks, the closer it is to a break, which means the faster the wave is stripping away. As a beginner, you may want to choose a steeper angle to give you more time to ride the shoulder.

Is it really a knockout? For beginners, it looks like a cut wave, but sometimes the advanced person sees a good wave. Some waves may look like buckling waves, but if you look closely you may see a break point and a shoulder that sometimes has to move and look for opportunities.

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