The three stage method is the second of our two pop-up methods in our online surf school “learn to surf”-series. Missed the first one? Check out our surf blog on
Now, today, we are looking at the three stage pop-up which is considered slightly easier to master than the straight pop-up and ensures that you can still get to your feet and enjoy surfing instead of falling off on every wave. It is similar to the straight pop-up, but is a more basic slowed down version.
Use this three stage pop-up method if you struggle with the pop-up or if you are running out of energy, but want to surf for longer. Over time you will be able to remove steps one and two giving you the perfect pop-up.