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Aerial surfing isn’t something that just sprouts from natural talent. It requires repetition and a lot of trial and error, according to Inspire Courses instructor Matt Meola. Setting out equipped with some knowledge helps too, as plenty of surfers tend to repeat a series of the same mistakes and can find their groove with a handful of basic tips. In Meola’s eyes, there are precisely three things a surfer must approach each wave with in order to get better and better in their above-the-lip endeavors.