A good buddy of mine, Colin Byrne followed Michael Conlan and I around with his camera for a day. Mike was only 14 at the time and was already the U16 Algarve Champ and was staying with me for a training camp for two months.
In this blog Justin West Coaching highlights some of the key points to a successful take-off.
By implementing this advice and drilling with multiple repetitions you will see improvements in your overall surfing learning curve. As you increase your take off consistency it opens up greater opportunity to implement more advanced surfing techniques.