Catching the Perfect Wave

For a surfer to excel in surfing they must catch and ride the best waves. I believe that to do this on a consistent basis surfers should learn to prepare well before entering the ocean, by performing a thorough beach observation, and to use the knowledge gained from this beach observation whilst in the line-up.

It should be the responsibility of the developing surfer to learn to do this beach observation by themselves, so that whilst in the line-up they are able to make good decisions concerning positioning and wave selection by themselves, thus taking control of their heats and control of their destiny.