How to Catch Waves by Doing the Push Up

So now you're out there, you're holding the surfboard by the rails with your hands positioned on the chest line, you've selected a wave and it's coming towards you.


  1. 1
    In one simple movement, turn 180 degrees so you are now facing directly in towards the beach.
  2. 2
    Angle the surfboard slightly so the tail is lower than the nose.
  3. 3
    Look over your shoulder and keep your eyes on the wave.
  4. 4
    Now bend your knees and get ready to push off the sand.
  5. 5
    Wait for the wave to hit the tail.
  6. 6
    Then smoothly but powerfully push forward.
  7. 7
    Slide on the surfboard leading with the chest
  8. 8
    Adopt the correct body positioning practiced on the beach (chest line, elbows up and toes on the tail).
  9. 9
    Push up.
  10. 10
    Keep your head looking forward.
  11. 11
    Ride the wave to the beach.
  12. 12
    On approach to the beach, slide to the back of the surfboard and pull up before running the fins into the sand.


  • now go onto my articles and look at the one with how to paddle on the beach and the other one in the surf. Read it just in case if there are waves that are small or not very powerful.
  • The aim if this is to be able to catch a wave and ride it to the beach with the correct body positioning on the surfboard. If you practice this you will be an expert. try catching 10 waves and if your good, read my article on paddling.

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