I’m up. Riding. Looking down the line of a wave. I see a section of blue peaking higher than the rest, an indication that it will break in front of me like a trapped door slamming down.
These sections can stop a surfer in their tracks, forcing them to relinquish their ride. However, there is a technique that is commonly used to boost the surfer up and over these sections. It allows them to glide on top of the crashing portion, escorting them to the next smooth part of the open wave. This technique is called a floater; hence the surfer looks like he or she is literally floating on top and across the subdivision.
In order to execute this technique, the surfer must first recognize what the near future of the wave will offer. Then, with that knowing, gaining speed towards the predictable section is a necessity. With a distinct hop like motion in the exact time that the slice of wave is about to fall, he or she will rise, skyrocket over as the surge crashes beneath. Sailing into the new part of the wave, the surfer continues their ride.
Mirroring experiences in life, this is a technique worth noting.