Learn to Surf by Surf Insights: Remember Flat Hands When Popping Up

Learning to surf can be a difficult task, that’s why Surf Insight is here to teach you fundamental methods virtually. Our online instructor Tim goes through the importance of flat hands when popping up.


Most of the time, surfers will firmly grasp the rails of the board when taking off, resulting is their dominant foot leaning more on one side or the other. This throws you stance and balance off completely. That’s why it’s important to remember to keep your hands flat on the deck to help evenly distribute your weight!


Check out this video for examples on flat hands and have fun shredding!