Practice makes perfect. For today's blog i'm going to talk about a time when I practice a lot and it it made me become better. I am going to talk about when I started bodyboarding. In the beginning I had a horrible board and I could barely turn. Then I got a better board and learned how to turn good and how to have a good stance. Now, I'm learning how to do tricks.
I started bodyboarding because all my friends did. I started with a junkie board that was way to big for me. Eventually learned how to turn and got a bit better. I started riding bigger waves and was begging to catch up with my friends. I decided it was time for an upgrade.
I got a better board and had way more control. I could now turn sharp and get barreled really easy. I eventually realize one thing, I was catching waves for one second and then wiping out. So I started asking my friends how to improve this, they said that I just needed a better stance and i had to go to better breaks. I took their advice and got way better and bodyboarding became way funner.
I thought I was begging to come really good until I realized I couldn’t do tricks. Every professional I saw could do tricks. So I trid, and tried, and tried. I just couldn't do them, so asked my friends again and they said I should start with sandsliding. Sandsliding is where you go to shorebreak waves and run up to the waves and to a trick off of them. I started getting pretty good and now i'm beginning to master the backflip.
In conclusion practice really does make perfect. As you can see I started from the bottom. Now I can almost always land a backflip. There is so many possibilities if you just practice.
My name is Erik I am currently in 6th grade. In my free time I like getting videos of waves, and putting them together to make edits. I also like taking pictures of waves.