Its important to set the trim of the boat.
This can be done in two ways. First make sure that the load is evenly distributed. Having all the weight at the front will put the bow down, and all the weight at the back will put the bow up.
Secondly the trim of the engine will put the bow up or down. Trim in and the bow will be down, trim out and the bow will be up.
Going downwind you will be surfing down the front of a wave, this is great fun but when you get to the bottom the boat will want to keep going downhill!. To lift the bow up to climb the next wave and not dig into it trim the bow up.
Going upwind you will be climbing uphill up the front of a wave. To stop the boat going ballistic you will need to adjust the speed. The wind will now be under the bow and will slow the descent of the bow, causing the boat to land arse first. You will also get a pendulum effect because of the heavy engine on the stern. Trim bow down to reduce the effect and adjust the speed for a tolerable landing.
Another big tip is to avoid breaking surf. Its a whole world of sh** and you will find very quickly that big surf is to be avoided. Get some experience in small surf and work your way up.
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