#9 Standing Up
Back to Basics
Filipe told me to practice the motion. Lying on the board on my stomach. Placing my hands beneath my chest. Bending my leg, positioning my foot, then jumping into standing position. He told me that when I jump, my leg has to come out and around, far forward on the board.
“It’s like kicking a football,” Filipe said, and, though I know he means soccer, the meaning is still lost on me. I can’t kick a soccer ball to save my life.
He took some photos, put the leash on my left foot, and led me to the water.