Some gringos can come from the Midwest without an ocean in sight, while others have a background from other board sports and can quickly start ripping. Before popping up, there are 5 great exercises that can help your surf capabilities. By doing these for a few weeks, paddling out will come natural.

John Barrie executing a textbook slash.
John Barrie executing a textbook turn. Photo: Matt Milone

The Rincon Surf School can set even the most inexperienced surfer on the path to success with our knowledgeable coaches and staff on hand. If you’re still fully stoked after a few hard workouts, then come join us down in Puerto Rico for first-class instructors and tropical swell.

Another example of proper form.
Another example of a proper pigdog. Photo: Matt Milone

Get down here today!