Surf Lesson 3: Goofy or Natural?

You’ve learned how to paddle and you’re now ready to stand up on the board. First you need to figure out whether you’re goofy or natural footed. This simply means which foot you put forward on the board.

Goofy footed = right foot forward

Lesson 3: Goofy or Natural? - Goofy foot

Natural footed = left foot forward

Lesson 3: Goofy or Natural? - Natural foot

How do you know whether you’re goofy or natural footed?

There is no right or wrong foot; your natural balance will make the decision for you. However if you’re not sure get someone to push you (firmly) from behind and see which foot goes forward. This is your front foot.

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