SHOOT: Don't be fooled, the 'pop' is the trickiest part of all, because as you begin to move you're supposed to go from lying down to standing [and balancing] on your board, whilst still going in the right direction with the wave. Not easy. Best thing thing is grab a board, get out there and practise. Get yourself light and your core muscles strong to assist in the all important pop-up move, the lighter you are the better. Oh and swimming won't hurt those arm muscles - needed to paddle out toward 'em waves.
Step 5---Don't stand up completely erect.