Below is a compilation of surf kayak resources that we share with our students. Check them out and please let us know of any other good online surf kayak resources that we can share.
Etiquette - Gotta follow the rules of the playground (kayakers are notorious for misbehaving in the surf zone). Surfline's Bill of Lefts and Rights is a good resource for the rules of surfing. I like visuals so check out this diagram by Robert Saunders.
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Surf Kayak Skills - Many paddlers learn to surf kayak via the school of hard knocks. Learning to surf takes hundreds of hours in the surf. A little education and skills instruction will speed along your learning.
Here's a website dedicated to surf kayak skills.
Here's a surf kayak skills video by expert kayak surfer Dessie McGlinchey. The footage is awesome.
Many paddlers can catch a wave, but the best way to learn performance surf kayaking is to take a surf kayak class or lesson, then get out and surf.