Safe SUP Surfing:
Focus on the horizon. It is natural to look down at the board, your feet, or the water when learning to SUP surf but in reality, you want to keep your head up and back straight with your knees slightly bent when SUP surfing. Center your body weight over your toes. Looking ahead rather than down keeps you from rocking back and losing balance..
Paddle smart. The ocean, lake, or river where you are paddling should have lots of space to paddle so, make the most of it. Watch who is around and stay out of each other’s way. It’s simply good surf etiquette and other experienced surfers will appreciate your efforts. When you’re a beginner, there is a greater chance of falling off while figuring out the basics. That being said, you have to start somewhere so, get out there and enjoy it.