ISA coach and 3x National Surfing Champion Johnny Fryer shares some pointers to help you build confident as you venture out of your comfort zone into bigger surf.
1.Buddy up. Surf with a friend or instructor.
2. Shortboarders. Step-up your board size slightly.
3.Paddle out beyond the line-up, chill out and assess the conditions.
4.Be carefull not to go for the smaller waves, you’ll find yourself spending more time in the impact zone.
5.Caught inside? Try to find a moment of calm between each wave you have to tackle. Be confident, take some deep breaths and if you get rumbled just relax.
6.Try to enjoy the fear and turn any nervousness into positive energy.
7.Landlocked surfers. You need to get in the swimming pool regularly and practice breath holds.
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