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Quite possibly one of the harder manoeuvres to learn, but one that once mastered, it will come so naturally that you won’t even think about going under the waves while paddling outback. There are many elements to consider and it takes a lot of practice, but once you can duck dive you’ll be able to gain access to all the great waves breaking beyond the white water. Let’s break it down for you:

Start paddling out, and as the wave approaches you, you need to begin the process.

  1. Ensure both hands are on the rails, out in front of you and push downwards. You want the nose of your board to sink under the water.
  2. Keep your arms straight and begin to lean forward, dropping your head; it will help you push the border deeper underwater. 

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