How Beginner Surfers Get To An INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

How Beginner Surfers Get To An INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

“I can stand up, now what?”. This is a question commonly asked by surfers who can stand up and ride the whitewater, but want to take their surfing to the next level. In todays lesson I explain exactly what you have to do to achieve this goal!

We cover the fundamental skills of;
– Reading waves
– Wave selection
– How to turn your surfboard
– Performing basic moves like carves and cutbacks

50 thoughts on “How Beginner Surfers Get To An INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

  1. Thank you thank you thank you. The value guys add to the circle Community is amazing and Beyond reproach and it's amazing that you guys are doing that because it's so helpful and I appreciate it thank you for future content because I will always be watching. If you're a beginner Surfer and not sure if you should watch these guys videos, make no further they do a great job on every level of explaining surfing and this is by far the best Channel explaining all aspects of surfing that's on the internet and on YouTube.

  2. Hi, I've been wondering about how the v-shaped tail of a fish board affects the performance of the board. Does anybody know?😅

  3. Great video, learnt spot. Down in my local spot , the waves aren’t as of quality and there a lot of close outs were I surf, even if ai can’t always get perfect left and right handers can I still progress my surfing on average waves ? Thanks in advance ?

  4. My question is when I should change longboard to fish or short, some say u need to catch every wave on longboard before switching, but Im Just not sure, tnx 🤙🏻

  5. Can you do a video break down using some pro surfer footage in clean surf wed love to see carve/snap/ headturn snap/round house cutback / reo / fins out reos

    Using freze frames and maybe even arrows to show direction

    From my son age 8 yew

  6. Question: When I (try) to turn, I feel like I’m rotating and looking back at the direction I want to go, however; my body goes one way and my board continues going the same direction. Then I fall as my board sling shots out from under me. I’m guessing I’m too heavy on my front foot still ? Any tips ?

  7. I tried the pointing finger thingo and it works !!! – point to where I want to go and my head turns – it just seems to happen thanks heaps ! hey you should really say who you are at the start it makes it more personal 🙂 Keep it up its so awesome

  8. I have a problem, I’ve been surfing for a while and I’d say I’m what you’d call intermediate. However, sometimes I place my back foot too far forward when I pop up so it’s much harder to turn and do anything on the face of the wave. How can I solve this problem?

  9. this is brilliant !!.. it has so many bits i need to re watch it after i go for a surf and again .. It seems to be a bit like an onion.. heaps of parts within parts.. Thanks heaps its a vid ill be coming back to.. Hey just a thought.. Would be great to discuss – when you get up do you change your feet. I see some guys with back foot on the pad and others just away off it..?? thanks keep it up this is really awsome.

  10. Informative ! I ll try some of the steps you mentioned. Super tough to surf here in the Great Lakes. Thanks for the vlog!

  11. Think there's two levels of intermediate: intermediate and high-intermediate. IMO, intermediate level can pump up and down the wave face and bottom turn. Learning how to pump and bottom turning are essential. High level intermediate is someone that can pump on both front and back side, and is starting to successfully complete maneuvers such as cutbacks, small snaps, floaters. High level intermediates also can surf waves with size. For some people it takes a LONG time to get to high level intermediate. I know people have been surfing 20 years and they haven't gotten to high level intermediate.

  12. Thanks guys! This is the most useful video I've watched since I started learning how to surf. Can you please make a video on how I will know when I am ready to pedal out further to the unbroken waves? I've heard so many different opinions on this. I don't have the confidence to move onto something more difficult until my basic technique is correct. But some say I will advance quicker out on the bigger waves.

  13. Hi, I was wondering if it is better to take off straighter in bigger waves? I can do angled take offs and turns but not cutbacks. I also start to struggle to catch waves when it gets overhead. Thanks.

  14. Awesome tutorials! I started surfing this summer in east spain and its been a huge improvement since i'm watching this videos! I am so grateful to both of you, sharing your knowledge and this amazing sport.

  15. very good video but is it saying something new or different? the passage from a beginner to a intermediate has many other issues to deal with. For example the take off from a long to a minimal or a short. When you don't have anymore a place on the board where to point your feet to help the pop up. Is it a question of physical condition or there is a technique? but more important how to improve? and which are the steps to get that improvement. you see many tutorial show how to pop up with a short board but no one says what hapens when you passa forn a school board to a minimal or a short.

  16. Thank you so much for all the quality content you publish. You always use beautiful footage in your videos that makes me miss Australia 🙂 I have a few suggestions/questions:

    1. I still don't exactly get the difference between a carve and a cutback (or a snap, whatever it is) and in general find it very hard to discern between various moves (despite watching many videos about it). I guess this could be a good topic for a video.

    2. I'm now waiting for my first own board (I used to surf on rental boards only) and it will have a lot of volume, 75 liters (it will be a 7'6 Notox Korko board). Now I'm wondering if I made the right choice or if I should have gone with lower volume as a beginner on his way to learn what you covered in this video. I heard it's better to focus to get as many waves as possible and high volume helps with that but now I'm not sure. Perhaps you could talk about volume in a future video.

    3. It's hard for newbies to read waves. Maybe a video on reading waves, identifying rips and other dangers, figuring out how to identify the shoulder, whether it's going to be a left or a right-hander etc. based on actual footage would be helpful.

  17. Please make a detailed wetsuit guide video it will help a lot even though you already released a video on wetsuits but imo it's not that detailed in terms of fitting and etc

  18. I often find myself too deep on the wave like the surfer at 4:41. Other than the obvious being in the right position. How do you prevent this? How do you know where the right position is going to be?

  19. For the most part, do you suggest intermediates to practice going directly down a wave after take off than learning how to bottom turn back to the top of the wave, making a triangle formation instead of having intermediates focus on going across on the green?

  20. Great video as always guys! I’m looking to get a fish to transition down from the 7 foot funboard I’ve been riding. Would you recommend the one in the video? I believe it’s the go fish. How does that one compare to the seaside? I’m in love with the seaside right now…

  21. Hi guys. Good video, thanks. I'd love a video on how to do 360s on the surface of a wave. On your forehand. Body movement, wave section, board choice, how to practise for it on land etc.

  22. This video was exactly what I needed! Because of the many many other videos I’ve watched of yours I’ve learned how to pop up and catch unbroken waves but I’ve always gone straight. I’m just learning to trim and I think this will help a lot!

    Also, as you guys recommended I switched from a 8’ foamie to a 5’7 fish (which I thought would be waaaaaaay too small ) and I can actually pop up and ride 9/10 times. Thanks a ton guys!

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