Surfing takes practice like all things, with time it begins to connect more and more. As we start catching more waves, getting out into the line up, going for bigger fast waves, and starting to ride that wall – your pop up will also have to shift to make those things happen. Faster take off to catch faster waves. That being said, here we are going to walk you through Surf Salutation SEA, the third variation of pop up, to get you ready to catch those bigger faster waves.

We started with surf salutation A were we imitate the first kind of pop up where you stepping into your surf stance. 

Then progress to Be where we slide the feet up.

And now we arrive at S E A  sea were we jump and land in our surf stance.  

We encourage you to watch and read along, starting your practice on the mat and then taking for a ride in the water. 

SURF SALUTATION SEA [ breakdown ]

Top of the mat hands by your side, awareness in your stance, knees slightly bent, weight in the outer edges of your feel, glutes together so that the knees go wide, hollow in the belly, shoulders wide. 

Inhale paddle the right arm back and up left arm follows. 

Begin to exhale and reach forward, soften and stall half way

Empty your air all the way out forward fold

Inhale to float half way up,

Exhale release forward fold

Plant the palms, bend the knees, hop back and land with bent elbows. 

Lower all the way down onto your belly

Shift the hands back by the ribs, kick the feet up 

Pop up prep 

Inhale chest down feet up 

Exhale pump ( kick the feet, lift the chest )          

Inhale chest down feet up

Exhale pump

Inhale chest down feet up 

As you exhale pop up into your regular surf stance with your left foot forward 

Inhale bring your gaze over your left shoulder as you come to make a big back side turn,

As you exhale come down through center drop it low

Inhale sweep the arms up big front side turn look over your right shoulder 

Exhale go low through center 

Inhale use the momentum coming back to make a big turn (feel the swivel in your hips, look over your left shoulder ) 

Exhale go low through center

Inhale take it up, imagine coming toward the lip of the wave look over the right shoulder

Exhale through center 

Last time look over your left shoulder 

As you exhale Ride the breath back 

Weight in the right foot, left knee up, right arm up find balance here – pause 

Swivel the hips towards the front of the space 

Left toes coming and down right hand down, right foot back and pause here in three point plank

Release your left hand down 

Inhale in high plank

Exhale hinge forward and float down onto your belly 

Pop up prep

Inhale chest down feet up 

Exhale pump 

Inhale down 

Exhale pump 

Inhale down 

Exhale pop up to land in your goofy surf stance right foot forward left foot back 

Inhale look over your front shoulder coming to make a big turn 

Exhale and come down through center

Inhale use the momentum to make a big front side turn look over your left shoulder

Exhale down through center 

Inhale look over your front shoulder 

Exhale down through center 

Inhale big turn come up look up

Exhale down through center i

Inhale look over that front shoulder 

As you exhale ride the breath back weight in your back foot

Right knee up left arm up find balance here 

With control swivel your hips towards the front of the space 

Take the right toes down the mat left hand down, left foot down

3 point plank 

Hold, breath in 

Exhale bring your right hand down high plank 

Inhale here 

Exhale to hinge forward and float down to your belly 

Pop up prep 

Inhale chest down feet up 

Exhale pump 

Inhale down 

Exhale pump 

Inhale down 

Exhale tuck the toes lift the hips downward facing dog 

Find rest here 

On your next inhale come up onto your tip toes bend your knees look forward

Exhale hop forward send the hands up with you, land in kangaroo, elbows pointing down so the shoulders go wide

Inhale and press in your feet 

Swing the hands out and up palms touch over head 

Exhale the thumbs through heart center 

Hands by your side 

SURF SALUTATION S E A 

ENJOY,  take it for a ride, let us know what you think! =]