Submerge the board under the water and place it under your feet.
Sit in the water like you are sitting in a chair – with your knees sucked up beneath you. The board will rest under your feet when it is submerged.
Keeping your knees bent, push the board against the water toward the boat. With your arms still around your knees, look at the boat with equal pressure on both feet.
As the boat begins to pull, allow the board to be sucked up under you, keeping your butt near your heels.
When the board begins to plane, stand up directly over the board and pull the handle to your lead hip. Looking at the boat will help level out your balance.