It takes strength, mobility and a lot of practice to get it right – but the good news is you can learn and improve your technique on dry land. No beach or board required.
So limber up and get started now – on your living room floor, in your garden, on a yoga mat – ready to make the most of your time on the coast, whenever that may be.
1. Lying on your belly, place your hands near your rib cage with your palms flat and your elbows tucked in.
2. Push up off the ground/board, arching your back to lift your chin and chest. Then slide your knees forwards so you’re kneeling.
3. With your hands still on the ground/board for balance, move into a standing crouched position by first bringing your front foot forwards, then rolling your back foot flat. Your feet should be angled slightly.
4. Once you have a solid foundation, release your hands and extend your legs, keeping them bent. Look and point your arms in the direction that you want to go.
As you progress you can remove some of these steps to make getting to your feet a more fluid motion. But first, practise, practise, practise…and you’ll be up and riding in no time
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