Presentation on theme: "Surfing Prayer Ina a 'ohe nalu, a laila aku i kai, penei e hea ai (If there is no surf, invoke seawork in the following manner) Ku mai! Ku mai! Ka nalu."— Presentation transcript:
Surfing Prayer Ina a 'ohe nalu, a laila aku i kai, penei e hea ai (If there is no surf, invoke seawork in the following manner) Ku mai! Ku mai! Ka nalu nui mai Kahiki mai, (arise, arise you great surfs from Kahiki) Alo po i pu! Ku mai ka pohuehue, (the powerful curling waves. Arise with the pohuehue) Hu! Kai ko'o Loa. (Well up long raging surf.)
History Of Surfing
Surfboards Two Types of Boards –Long Boards -7’2”- 9’0” Mailbu Softboard Pop-Out –Short Boards -5’8”- 6’10” The Gun The Thruster
Parts of a Surfboard Tail Deck Nose Leash Cup Rail Stringer Bottom Fins Rocker
Beach with Waves
Kite Surfing Pros and Cons –Fast and Fun –Maneuver better –Can be done in a Lake –Don’t have to drive or fly to get to an ocean –Expensive –Not for beginners
Getting in the Water Lay on your board and position yourself in the center. Nose of board should be 2 inches above water surface. Use the crawl stroke to paddle through the water.
Reliable Waves If a wave looks like a flattened A then it is uncatchable When a wave starts to steepen like a stepladder you can catch it. If it looks like a C shape it is catchable but also very dangerous.
Standing Up Paddle for a wave. Push with both hands off the rails (Quickly). Extend arms and bring knees to chest (Keep weight centered. Place feet firmly on board. Slowly raise yourself up (Keep knees bent).