At Sniper Club, we are passionate about surf (trader's) progression. As surfers (experienced traders) who dedicated their lives to surfing (trading), we know how important it is to get told the right things at the right time throughout the process of learning to surf (trade). Here are the top 4 things we think a beginner/intermediate surfer should know when he/she starts surfing(trading).
#1 The Learning Curve
Before you start surfing (trading), you must know this: surfing is one of the most difficult and complex sport in the world. Think about it. Not one wave is the same, so your playground is constantly changing. Elements such as wind, tides and swells are affecting the waves you surf differently every single day.
It’s a very challenging and enjoyable learning process. Once you catch your first “green wave”, that’s it, you’re hooked! Knowing the learning curve helps you prepare your attitude and expectations towards your surfing.
Same theory applies to trading!
#2 The Importance Of Your Surfboard (BBT waves)
In any sport, having the right equipment helps you perform. But surfing is different. It can make the difference between surfing 20 waves or 0 waves in your session.
Choosing the right surfboard will completely change the experience.
Our surfboard ==> BBT
#3 Choose The Adequate Surf Spot (EU BBT)
This is extremely important. It can determine whether you have the best time of your life, or the worst. Many surfers will tell you: “start on a beach break, it’s safer”. But the truth is, some spots can be perfect to learn on some days, and on other days only be good for experts. It all depends on the wave conditions.
If you want to know if a spot is good for your level, you must not only look up the spot info, but also the daily wave conditions. Through trading & monitoring different BBT sessions, you should be able to know which BBT timing is best for you to surf and getting less hard knocks.
** If you have time to surf during Europe hour, you just need to surf for a good 4 hours daily.
There're good days and there are days where you will have less profit. Overall, with the right contract and the right timing, surfers are enjoying the "FUN (Fund) in surfing" .
Results for first 5 trading days of June 2018. Traders are advise to start small. What is small? Start trading with only 2 lots per entry.
#3-1 Choose The Adequate Surf Spot (US BBT)
** If you have no time in the day, you can choose to surf at night during U.S. hour, the surfing hour will be shorter, you should start at 9:30pm and end your training at 11pm.
The following 5 charts are the last 5 days of June 2018.
Results for last 5 trading days of June 2018.
#4 Have Someone To Show You The Basic Technique (Facebook posting by seasons traders)
As seen on point #1, surfing is one of the most complex and technical sports in the world. Imagine learning the wrong basic techniques and then having to “unlearn” your bad habits before you can continue your progression.
Be honest to yourself, do you realize what you’ve learned certain things the wrong way and it’s very difficult to change that old habits?
Bottom line is: if you’re serious about learning to surf (trade), learn it the right way. Have an experienced coach to show you the right basics.
How do you become a fit trader?
It’s like how you become physically fit: doing the hard work, being dedicated, being patient and most of all, being motivated and stick to the rules!
Have a nice weekend :)