TAKE – OFF
The take off is the starting on a wave. When you are on the line up, and the wave is coming, you have to paddle hard with both arms, and as soon as you feel that the table starts to move by itself, to stand on this as quickly as possible.
More wave is steep, the more you have to be quick to get on the board. Sometimes, a take off run too late can cause unpleasant consequences.
The take off is better to run it slightly away from the wave peak, so you have time to leave. Then with the acquisition of more experience, you can invoke it directly below the peak (some experts even start before the peak!).
Late take off Delayed start the wave, that is, when this has already begun to close.
Weak take off out “weak”, ie ahead of the wave.