When venturing out into the surf for your first time, keep in mind that you should start with mellow conditions and work on building your skills before talking the gnarly days.
Transitions are a little different on a surfboard compared to a twin tip since directional boards have a dedicated nose and tail. Fear of learning transitions is the largest reason some riders do not want to try riding a surboard, but there are a lot of options for turning around on a surfboard.
In the Surf
Remember to take baby steps when you begin riding in the surf. It’s best to start small and work your way up to bigger conditions as your skills improve.
It can take years to develop proper kitesurfing skills, but the great thing about wave riding is that there is always something new to learn.