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How to Surf

Learning how to surf isn’t easy. Surfing is one of the most complicated phenomenons in the World of Sports, but once you learn the secret to catching wave… it’s just like riding a bicycle.

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Step 1: Watching the Water

Too many people go out into the water too early, paddle around like a dog in jelly and the only thing they catch is bad sunburn. You got to know how the Ocean works before you jump in the water with a surfboard otherwise the waves will pass you by and leave you in the flats. A surfer has to know where to be in the water to catch a wave. The best way to learn this skill is to watch the waves and learn where, when and how often they break.

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Step 2: Balance on the Board

A lot of people think balancing on the board has to do with how you stand on the board. Well, that doesn’t come yet. You have to learn how to lie down on the board balanced so that you can paddle properly. If you aren’t balanced properly on your board while you are paddling for a wave, there is no chance you will even get a chance to stand up.


Step 3: The Secret of the Pearl

“Pearl” or “Pearling” is the term surfers use to describe the position of the surfboard nose while you are paddling for a wave. As you are paddling, you should be able to see the nose of your board skimming just under the top of the water creating a white pearl.


If you pearl too much, the board will nose dive and the wave will flip you head over heels. If the board doesn’t pearl enough, that means the nose is up too high and the back end of the board will sink right into the wave and you will go no where. The secret is finding the perfect pearl and the board will find the perfect balance to chute down a wave.

Step 4: Wave Riding

Once you’ve shot down a wave, the trick is to turn into the wave so that you can keep going along the side of it until it dies. As soon as you stand up on your board, just use your toes and heels to turn the board. If you’re on a big longboard that doesn’t turn easily, it helps to use your hand and drag it in the water to get the board to turn.

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Soul Surfing

Now that you’re riding the wave, it’s time to realize how amazing it is. Riding a wave is the most unexplainable feeling that no words can describe. You just have to do it, relax, and watch out for sharks.

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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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How the game works: you roast the favorite american football player of the person above you  EXAMPLE: Mathew Stafford LIONS QB USER BELOW: hes the worst qb in nfl did you know that? Ok first person to reply roasts my player:  Favorite NFL Player: Antonio Brown #84 Pittsburgh Steelers
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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
as long as they r happy i think it is fine :)
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A recent comment on a video gave me this idea , of writing about this whole scenario  the comment was something like this Messi + Ronaldo = Zlatan It was something that made me happy , cuz i'm a Zlatan fan myself , but keeping that aside I'll be honest in stating the reasons due to which Zlatan is considered better among fans  1st - Tired of Messi vs Ronaldo ; For those of you tired of the endless Messi vs Ronaldo debate Zlatan is the middle way , when Zlatan was asked for a word to describe Messi and Ronaldo  he said for Messi - Fantastic , for Ronaldo - Good ( he'd definitely prefer messi since he was in barca , so definitely against Real Madrid , but i'll skip that ) , but when asked about one word for Zlatan - "WOW!" that was his answer 2nd - If you believe in extraordinary and Jaw-dropping stuff; If we talk about Messi and Ronaldo we'll think constant goal scorers and team players and who deliver something great evry time the team needs it , but Zlatan he may also score regularly not as frequent as Messi or Ronaldo , but every time he scores it's another jaw dropping goal , whether that 32 yard bicycle kick vs England or extraordinary volleys Zlatan is Zlatan 3rd Zlatan does things nobody does; You won't see Ronaldo having fun with reporters or Messi bad mouthing his manager even when he is wrong , Zlatan doesn't cares,  like who can forget the epic reply to Arsene Wenger on asking Zlatan to play a trial game , -" ZLATAN doesn't do Auditions" If some of you guys don't agree with me no problem , everybody has their own opinion , and if you don't agree with me cuz you don't know about any of those Zlatan goals or interviews , then you should definitely search the internet for - Extraordinary Zlatan  ZLATAN may had not won the -ballon d'or , but has won large no of trophies and league titles  search for zlatan ibrahimovic - titles and trophies for that
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Well for me, I think totally! Inside that is. When a guy says girls can't play sports I think THEY can't be cheerleaders. But if a guy says girls CAN play sports, yep, they could be cheerleaders
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