Should I start boogie boarding before I learn how to surf?
I've never surfed before but my buddy who does says I should body board first before I start on a surfboard just to get familiar with the ocean.
In Beginner - Asked by Paul Simmons
No, you do not need to body board first. Although your friend is right that it does help you get more familiar with waves and the ocean, it will not give you a huge advantage when it comes to learning how to surf. I would suggest you start with a surf class or a surf camp or a private surf instructor. That should help alleviate your concern about learning to surf properly.