In this clip, you know, generally the progression that you want to use to get up on the board is you know, you start with the prone surfer position. By doing that you’re going to make sure that you’re not going to injure yourself. This is a big board and having this paddle in the equation too, makes things a little more difficult. So, if you’re going to fall in this scenario, and which you definitely will the first time around, you’d rather fall from a lower base than you know, if you’re actually standing upright.So, once you go from the surfer position, that’s the first step of progression, that’s when you can actually lead yourself up to the next steps which would be getting up on your knees. Paddling on the surf board in the prone position, the way that’s going to help you is for instance: if you see out here, we actually have some small waves, if you need to get out past those waves before you want to actually try standing up to where it’s actually smooth rolling swell out there. The perfect way to do it is paddle out there in the prone position.If you’re actually trying to teach yourself up here where there’s waves and you know different things breaking, it’s just going to become more and more difficult and although this is a very basic sport, that first prone position paddling is also going to help you stretch out your arms, which can actually get pretty tired after you go for a long distance paddle. .