11 mistakes you make as a beginner surfer (and how to fix them)
There are a whole bunch of mistakes that can easily be made when learning how to surf. Been there, done that! The good thing about making mistakes is that it’s actually one of the best ways to learn what to do better in the future. We list some of the most common mistakes that beginner surfers make – and what you should do to fix them!
If you’re new to surfing, you may have noticed that it’s not as easy as standing up on a board and catching waves right off the bat. There are many unwritten rules to follow and things that you should and shouldn't do. It may feel a bit overwhelming at times to keep up, especially when you’re new, but you’re far from alone! There are beginner mistakes in every sport, surfing is no exception. To make the start of your surfing journey a bit easier, we’ll share the most common mistakes that beginner surfers make and some tips on how to avoid them.
After reading this post, please don’t be discouraged if you’re guilty of any of the mistakes listed below. Making mistakes is a part of the learning process and it helps us become better surfers. Keep in mind, that even experienced surfers make mistakes too!