The popup is one of, if not the most important element of your surfing. This is especially true when starting out. The quicker you are able to get to your feet and into a stable position, the better.
Very often, people break the pop-up into a series of movements instead of one smooth motion. This results in ample opportunities to lose balance, but even more importantly, you miss your window of opportunity, leaving you in the white water rather than on the face of the wave.
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