4/ Good habits during a wipeout
Was the fall unavoidable? Here are some good habits to get into, so that your time underwater goes without a hitch.
— When you fall, protect your head with your hands;
— If you are not too sure of yourself, and to prevent your board from hitting other surfers (hoping that they will do the same!), try to find an open area to throw yourself in!
— Dive, then swim underwater until the wave has passed;
— Do not panic underwater, even if you are disoriented from being in a spin cycle! Stay calm and think of something nice (your last holiday, your favourite cake, etc.) to help you hold your breath;
— Keep your eyes open so that you can see what is going on. In this way, you will be able to see the bottom, the surface or your board;
- Pull on your leash and/or look for light in order to return to the surface in peace of mind.