Some people have been told to put the front foot on the board when doing the beachstart and the waterstart but I find this an akward thing to do as we will be positioining the board with our hips turned so that we are facing the same direction as the board and once we are on the board we will be facing the same way. Tha back foot is going to be closer to the board and all we have to do is lift it to one side and on to the board. If we want to put the front foot on you have to move the body facing the back of the board or move the leg across the front of our body. It makes no sense.