you feel confident catching the white water waves, then you can try to
get on to your knees. This is often recommended in the surf tutorials,
and I found it useful.
On the photo in
left side, I am surfing on my knees.
The next step,
and a more complicated one, is
getting on to your feet, standing on he board.
Before you try
this, some training should be done on dry land so your muscles are
prepared and you have the flexibility needed.
Try to study this
small video clip, how I do it, at my present stage of learning. First I
make a "push up" using the arms, while I keep the back arched.
Next I swing the butt up in the air,
and at the same time I move my left foot forward.
The body is supported by the arms and the right foot.
Push away with
both arms and straighten the left leg. You should now be in a standing
As you get more
practice all is done in one sweeping movement. More
about POP UP
It took me 2 months
to get this far. I was in the water every day, sometimes several times.
Had I done the
training before I started with the surf board in the water, I could have
obtained the same result a lot quicker.
managed. It felt great. I was standing on the surf board . People stopping on
the beach to take pictures. And I had just passed my 59 year birthday!!!