If you’re a surfer, you’ll be more than familiar with big wave surfer and Saltrock ambassador Andrew Cotton. Here’s what he had to say when we asked him for his 5 top surfing tips.
Fully commit: Never half heartily paddle for waves, it never ends well. Once you’ve decided you want that wave, commit yourself 100% to getting it.
Wait your turn: No-one likes a wave hog, don’t snake and definitely don’t drop in!
Visualise: You don’t always have to be in the sea to be surfing. Picture the waves you want to get and visualise how you’re going to surf them. It goes a long way.
Baby steps: Surfing is hard and nothing good happens overnight. Put in the practice, time and effort and it’s amazing what you can do.
Enjoy: Every time you get in the ocean make the most of it and make sure you’re enjoying it. Surfing can be frustrating at times but the best surfer in the water is the person who’s having the most fun.