Although you can ponch off anything once you have them dialled, I found it easiest to learn them going out with a small wave.
Fully powered up, spot your ramp downwind and bear off until the sail becomes weghtless.
Hit the wave as broad as possible(almost a dead run), and, as the board leaves the water,throw the rig down and to windward.
Look over your front shoulder back toward the direction you just came from, this will make the board follow the sail in it's rotation.Timing is critical here-if you throw the sail too early, your feet will come out the straps and it will be messy!
Straighten your arms to distance yourself from the sail.
The board should come down tail first now,bend your knees and drag the sail forward towards the nose of the board.You've done your first ponch.Easy!