Pop Up Theory

  • Pop Up Theory Introduction
  • Goofy Versus Regular
  • Pop Up Positioning
  • Transition Phase
  • Cause & Effect
  • Common Mistakes



There are many ways to ‘skin a cat’ as they say. Everyone has a different idea of the ‘right way’ to pop up. Regardless of the right or wrong way, we teach the pop up in a comprehensive, easy to follow format.

The pop up is a movement that you need to practice on land so much that by the time you go for a surf, it becomes habitual. Creating good habits starts with understanding the fundamentals.

This section of the course not only teaches you how to pop up, but gives you a fundamental understanding of the body mechanics involved. So, if you make a mistake, you are able to understand the mistake you have made and have the tools to correct it.