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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO SURFIING

Basic how to’s, good surfing practice & understanding common errors & misconceptions in surfing.

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO SURFING FOR NEW & DEVELOPING SURFERS

Our beginners guide to surfing gives understanding to common errors, actionable how to’s and surf coaching tips to help accelerate your learning.

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Our beginner’s guide to surfing starts at the very beginning of a surfers path, covering basic how to’s, good surfing practice and giving understanding to the common errors and misconceptions that all new or developing surfers face, taking their surfing to new heights.

If you have ever wondered:

  • How to accurately describe surf conditions?
  • When is the best time to paddle for a wave?
  • How to generate speed in surfing?
  • The importance of a good stance?

Our surfing advice and guidance is drawn from over 18 years of surf coaching and instruction in the outdoor adventure activity industry. This is a guide to self surf coaching for beginners and intermediate surfers who wish to improve thier understanding of surfing techniques and theories. All of what is contained in this guide is what we pass on to our guests who join us at our surf school in Newquay, Cornwall

We use the iAM Bands Independent Ability Measure to help our coaches and guests place a mapped timeline on their surfing. This guide will be most useful for Explorer up to Skilled surfers. You can check out the iAM Bands ability meaasure here.

 

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HOW TO SURF | A BEGINNERS GUIDE

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Body Position And Paddling

Learn how to paddle your surf board efficiently with correct body positioning. The Cornish Wave beginners surf guide for self-coaching – chapter one.

Chapter One
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Controlling Your Board in a Lineup

Discover how to control your board and get in position to catch waves in the line-up. The Cornish Wave beginners surf guide for self-coaching – chapter two.

Chapter Two
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Assessing Surf Conditions

Learn how to read surf conditions to get the best out of your surfing session and stay safe on the water. The Cornish Wave beginners surf guide for self-coaching – chapter three.

Chapter Three
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Correct Surfing Stance

Learn how to improve your surfing stance to achieve better board control. The Cornish Wave beginners surf guide for self-coaching – chapter four.

Chapter Four
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How to read waves when Surfing

Reading waves is an essential to developing your surfing. Learn basic techniques to help you read waves. The Cornish Wave beginners surf guide for self-coaching – chapter five.

Chapter Five
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How to pop up on a surfboard

Learn how to pop-up on a surf board. Popping up is an essential skill to develop your surfing. The Cornish Wave beginners surf guide for self-coaching – chapter six.

Chapter Six
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Generating speed when surfing

Techniques to help you generate speed when surfing a wave and practice angled take-offs. The Cornish Wave beginners surf guide for self-coaching – chapter eight

Chapter Seven
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Paddling out, turtle rolls & duck diving

Apply a method to paddling out. Learn important duck-diving and turtle roll skills to help you paddle out safely when surfing. The Cornish Wave beginners surf guide for self-coaching – chapter seven.

Chapter Eight
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Trim, carve and bottom turn

Improve your trimming, carving and bottom turns to take your surfing to the next level. The Cornish Wave beginners surf guide for self-coaching – chapter nine.

Chapter Nine