Awake surfing stance is the initial position from which the board is gripped. This is your initial contact with the water. While this is not a position that you want to be in during your wakeboarding experience, it is a position that is essential in order to stabilize your board. For this reason, it should never be considered as a starting position for a wakeboarding contest.
It is important to understand that the first part of your body that touches the water after a paddle out will not be your arms or your legs. Rather, the first thing that touches the water is your board, the “feather.” In other words, your wakeboarding stance is actually an extension of your “feet.”
Reason Why Your Wakeboarding Is An Extension Of Your Feet
The reason for this is because when you are attempting to wakeboard, you can use your wakeboard while you are standing on your wakeboard, but your foot rests in the area where the wake board is going to hit the water, which is not a position that is helpful when wakeboarding. If your feet are touching the water, it will be difficult to keep your balance during a wakeboarding contest.
Be careful not to come to rest your arms or legs when you are not actually in your wakeboarding stance. If you do, you are likely to end up falling off your wakeboard and may land in the water rather than on the board.
It is important to remember that when you are standing on your wakeboard, your hands should be facing each other. Keep your body upright, but make sure that your forearms are level with your wrists. Your legs should be straight, though you should be considering bending your knees if needed.
Stand Side By Side
When your body is upright, it is best to stand side by side to avoid bending. Stand in your best gear, however, and not too tight, if at all possible. This will help you maintain balance. By standing side by side, you will also be more mobile, particularly if you are standing near the border.
You should keep your knees slightly bent while standing. Keep your elbows tucked into your body squared to the border. Keep your back straight and keep the pressure on your thighs and glutes.
Keeping your foot firmly planted while standing up on your wakeboard will help you get the feel for your wakeboarding stance. When you are leaning forward, you will also need to keep your feet planted firmly. It is important to remember that if you take a turn quickly, your feet will most likely end up moving towards the surface of the water.
Your Feet Must Be Firm On The Board
Do not allow your feet to leave the board when you are standing up on your wakeboard. Rather, remain with your feet firmly planted on the board. If you do this, your feet will be more aligned with the border, which will enable you to maintain the best angle possible when turning the board.
While it is important to keep your feet firmly planted on the board while standing on it, the legs must also be bent. When your legs are bent, you will find it easier to maintain the power behind your turns, since you will be able to bend them a little farther back when turning.
However, this does not mean that you have to stand straight when your feet are bent. You can still maintain a good posture when standing up on your wakeboard if you need to.
It is important to remember that your feet must be firmly planted on the board while standing up on it. Do not allow your feet to leave the board when you are standing up on it. You can maintain a good posture when you are standing up on your wakeboard if you need to.