Speed comes down to your equipment and your technique. Bending your knees helps generate a lot of speed and pushing as hard as you can. A lot of it is also the approach to riding the wave and when you decide to take the drop. It’s best to hold on to that last moment until the wave is steepest as well. I try and make the most out of all the wind in my sail. Because it is a little bit more cross onshore in Tenerife, and lighter in the surf zone, I generally take a little bit bigger sail and a bigger volume board. I use my thruster when it is windier and when it is really light I use the Starboard Air. It has a bit more width and volume and is set up as a quad because I find it is a bit more zippy and exciting to ride. Off the water I just try and stay strong. If you are strong and training in the gym then you reduce your chance of injury. That is the main thing.
“ Bending your knees helps generate a lot of speed.”