The best way to end your wave is to KICKOUT! Think about how you end your waves. Do you jump or fall off? Do you surf all the way to the beach until your fins hit the sand? Do you even think about stopping or ending your ride with control? Well, you should! Think about getting off of the wave by pivoting your body toward the horizon. When you're done with the wave: 1. Put most of your weight on your back foot to stall. 2. Think about your arms and hands leading you to the horizon. 3. Instead of riding in toward the sand, watch the nose of your board go toward the "outside" and you'll be off the wave. 4. Get back down on to the board and paddle back out for more. Try it out!
Photo of Julie after kicking out at Ocean Beach by Stephen Amato