Taking off on steep waves gets harder as you get older and lose speed and agility.  So if your Old Fart Surfers body keeps muffing the takeoff, try having a good stretch before you paddle out.  Also, while you are waiting for waves, keep your blood circulating and limbs moving so you don't stiffen up again.

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