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A well-timed and powerful backside snap is a thing of pure beauty. While it may not be the flashiest of maneuvers, it’s at the foundation of proper power surfing. Here Santa Cruz’s Nat Young, a man with one of the strongest backside hacks in the game, unveils the inner workings of his patented turn.
Whether it’s in the heaving beachbreak barrels of Hossegor or a South Pacific reef pass, Ace Buchan has built himself a reputation for his prowess in the tube. Here, Ace gives us the ins and outs of the, err, in and out.
When surfers are young, with flexible bodies and joints that don’t yet ache, it is easy to ignore the potential for injury that our favorite pastime holds. But after a decade or two in the water —after millions of paddle repetitions and thousands of torqueing maneuvers, not to mention an untold number of wipeouts — our bodies inevitably become unbalanced and start to break down, and those knees, shoulders, backs and ankles that once felt invincible begin to betray us.
The purpose of a dynamic warm-up should be to turn on all the body systems before you go out for best possible results from the very start of your heat. You want to do that by first raising your heart rate then taking your muscles through a full range of motion, opening up your joints, and stimulating the nervous system by mimicking surf-specific movements.
The Surf Survival Camp was founded to enlighten surfers about the risks that come with surfing such as fin cuts, stingray barbs to the shin, and the big wave beat downs that come with surfing.
I think I’m close to a shoulder operation, and it’s no fun. In all honesty, I’m pretty good with shoulder rehab, training, tissue work and beyond, but sometimes injuries are just too destructive to deal with non-surgically. I bothered my shoulder on Friday doing some heavy sprint work, and those workouts are typically really good for power training and explosiveness.
This is a complicated topic that takes years of study to fully come to grips with the “why” and “how” it all works. The “so what” for the average surfer is pretty simple. So let’s step through it.
Stay Calm and Breathe On: Oakley Surfers Go Through Breathing Survival Course
Pro surfer Alana Blanchard teaches LookTV host Valentine Bureau how to catch her first wave on Kauai, Hawaii. With Alana’s expert instruction Valentine is surfing in no time.