Stance is vital. If your stance isn’t right everything will be harder than it needs to be and you’ll probably fall in a lot more.
To start, your feet should be positioned behind the mast foot, approximately shoulder width apart. Your hands should be shoulder width apart on the boom with your front arm extended and you back straight. Your back foot should be placed across the board while you front foot points to the front of the board – also known as the nose. In this position your feet will make an L shape. If the nose or tail (back) of the board is sinking, adjust your position backwards or forwards as necessary.