Surfing big waves is a whole different type of surfing. Some people love it some people hate it but if you want to become and all round surfer with the full package it’s a must do!!
If you have learnt the Frontside roundhouse then this, the backside roundhouse cutback should come easy for you! Its way easier to get all the way back round to the foam because the hard bit is happening in front of you.
I think we’re all guilty of overusing the word stoke at times. But hey, there are worse things to feel guilty about than using a term that defines excitement, passion and exuberance, right? Sometimes it’s easy to lose the stoke when life gets in the way. Here are some ideas to get it back. Keep in mind there’s no manual on stoke. No “Stoke for Dummies” book. So here are some ideas by a stoke seeking devotee.
The frontside roundhouse cutback is probably one of the most pleasing to watch and do turns in surfing. Roundhouse cutbacks are all about using your rails and taking a clean line.
“At the California beaches there are schoolboys who easily rival the best Hawaiian experts in the thrilling sport of surfboard riding. That is partly because of the superior surfboards they use – light, buoyant and beautifully finished”.
Backside 360 – Spinning on your Backside A backside 360 is much more tricky than the Frontside 360, it’s also very unconventional to do especially when you are learning.
Surf 360 – How to Land Them Frontside Doing a Surf 360 is super fun to learn, the thing is when you start to learn them whether you realise it or not that’s all you will do, every wave you will take off on you will end up trying 360’s.
The foam climb is a strange maneuver to say the least, it’s far from the flashiest move in surfing but by having it in your bag will show people you know what you are doing and are an all rounder when it comes to using the wave to its full effect.
The Layback Snap is a pretty radical and impressive turn and by far the best way to chuck up massive amounts of spray especially on smaller waves!
By learning how to handle and land Air drop takeoffs a whole new door opens for you to take off and make crazy waves that you won’t have a chance of making if you don’t know how to make an air drop.