Positioning Yourself to Catch Green Waves

Identify the peak
Sit on your board and face the ocean. You can identify a wave coming by seeing a sort of lump travelling towards the shore. This is the peak of the wave (you can read our wave anatomy blog here) picking up momentum as it travels. 

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Paddle towards the peak
Once you identify the peak, paddle towards it. The peak is the optimal place to catch and ride waves.

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Position yourself
Manoeuvre the board perpendicular to the wave, face the shore and start paddling. To paddle effectively you can read our blog post here.

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We know it’s not always this simple when starting out, but just learning to identify where to catch the waves will help lots with your surfing.

Images courtesy of barefootsurftravel.com

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