Starting - When getting up you should lie on your back and bend your knees, much like getting up on a wakeboard. Allow the surf board to float naturally and keep it at a 90 degree angle to you and the boat with the nose of the board facing away from the boat. Place your feet on the board so that your heels rest on the board and your toes are pointing up. Depending on the board your back foot should be somewhere around a foot from the back of the board. Your feet should be shoulder-width or slightly farther apart.