And, paddling is 50 per cent of the game. If you can’t catch waves, you can’t surf. Even if you’re surfing two-foot windblown peaks with three friends, you still have to compete to get waves. And, you thought it was all about thickness, right? It’s not; it’s how the bottom moves across the water. However…
Time is running out. The surfer in the red jersey needs a perfect 10 to clinch his maiden world tour title. So, what do you know about high performance surfing under pressure?
Red Bull give some advice how to improve your surfing. Cruising is fun. But ripping? It delivers a deeper satisfaction. So let’s tune up your game.
The bottom turn is arguably the most fundamental manoeuvre in surfing, the building block upon which a great ride is built. This video runs through the variety of bottom turns used for different situations, from vertical off the lips, to backhand roundhouse cutbacks.
Advanced surfing comes with time and hours of wave riding. The most experienced surfers in the world have ridden thousands of wave in multiple ocean conditions.
Whether it’s the crowds, the waves, or the locals, there is no stretch of beach quite as notorious as Oahu’s North Shore. Despite being one of the most intimidating locales in the world, Hawaii is the destination de jour every November when surfers arrive with bloated board bags, uneasy stomaches, and the dream of scoring the best waves of their lives. To help bring your pipe dreams into fruition, we talked to Hawaii’s Jesse Merle-Jones about making the most out of your trip to the proving grounds.
A complete surfer uses all trumps to perform better, from good to great. Backside surfing is always relevant, even if you don’t enjoy it.
Whether you’re a free surfer or competitive wave ride, knowing how to position your surfboard in the line-up is critical. Learn how to get more and better waves.
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.
No matter how lofty your above-the-lip ambitions, without an understanding of surfing’s fundamentals, you’ll never be considered a complete surfer.