What kind of wave should I learn to surf on?
In Beginner - Asked by Kyle
You want to first paddle out to a slow, crumbly beach break that is about knee to waist high. Some waves break top to bottom, meaning the lip of the wave hits the trough, creating a hollow, steep wave. This is not what you want. A crumbly wave will crash onto itself. These waves are far less critical, meaning you won't be in danger should you mess up and fall off the board. Cobble stone points are good waves. So are big beach breaks where there is a gradual rise from the water to the beach. Any steep rise out of the water will result in a faster, steeper wave.