Tips for Beginning Surfers, Surf Tip #5

  • TIP #5 -- Go for the glide to easy drop in by catching that wave early!
  • This is critical for successful drops at beach breaks like Zuma, Santa Monica and Venice.
  • Catch that wave early -- Paddle your ass off. When learning how to surf, what is the most common wipeout? Hint, it is also the most “un-fun” wipeout. That’s right. The “nose-dive.” Aka “pearl”, aka “endo”, aka “face-plant”. So many different names for the same unfortunate demise of the beginning surfer. Yes, it can be caused by being too far forward on the board of course, but more times than not, I see it happen because the person catches the wave too late, right when it is breaking.
  • This wipe-out can be avoided by catching the wave early. Paddle med-fast at first to line up the wave (slight angle the direction you want to go), then right before it gets to you, paddle as hard as you can. This will help you glide into the wave and catch it early. You can get to your feet right as you begin to drop down, which shifts your weight back and angles the nose of your board up. End result, fewer face plants and better waves!

Bring a friend, get a deal, catch some waves!

Whether you’re making your annual overseas or coastal LA visit and surfing with us, or simply carving time out of your busy schedule every week to fight LA traffic for an 8am surf session with us - you all make us truly love what we do. So as we approach the holidays, we wanted to offer a big thanks to you with a gift: Bring a friend and you both can surf together for the price of one.

book your lesson between now (Nov 15) through January 31, 2014 and get ready to catch some 2-for-1 winter waves together (don’t worry, we have some new toasty 4/3 suits for ya)!


Regular/currently existing clients only.
Must redeem lesson during promotion time: Nov 15 - Dec 31, 2013.
Can be used toward gift certificate purchase. If gift certificate is redeemed after promotion time, it is redeemable for the promo amount paid ($120) and giver/recipient must pay remaining balance (if applicable).
Subject to schedule availability & weather conditions.
24-hr or more cancellation notice required for refund.
Not valid with other vouchers, deals or offers.