Wakesurfing is an exciting sport, but it can be challenging to stay with the wave for a smooth ride. In this article, we will go over some tips to help you stay with the wave while wakesurfing.
|Stay with the waves while Wakesurfing
One of the most important things to consider when wakesurfing is your foot positioning. It's a common mistake to try to get into the wave too quickly.
Instead, after you get up, drift out of the wave, hold on with your lead hand, and get your feet centered on the board. You don't want to be staggered. Your feet should be centered with your arch running right through the center of the board. Take your time to get into the wave at a comfortable pace.
Drifting into the Wave
Once you have your feet in a good position, slowly drift into the wave and start feeling the energy of the wave to stay with it.
Keep your body straight and tall, standing over the center of the board, and put some pressure on the balls of your feet, favoring the toe-side edge that will help you cut down the line of the wave and stay with the boat.
Drive with Your Hips
One of the most important things to remember is to keep your hips underneath you and drive with your hips. For example, if you are left foot forward, driving your hips forward will get you over your front foot and down the line of the wave.
When you try to stay with the wave by leaning over your shoulders, your hips will go back, causing you to favor your back foot, and you will start to lose the wave. Therefore, it is important to pitch the board down the wave by getting your hips over your front foot. This position will give you total control, and you can do a quick break check and then get right back on the accelerator down the wave.
Staying in the Pocket
At the beginning, the goal is to stay in one spot since the pocket is pretty small. Therefore, try to stay in one small area. Once you get more comfortable, you can work forward and back of the wave.
Wakesurfing can be an exciting and challenging sport. However, by following these tips, you can stay with the wave for a smooth ride. Take your time to get into the wave at a comfortable pace, keep your feet centered on the board, and drive with your hips to stay in control. With practice, you'll be able to enjoy wakesurfing with your friends and family this summer.