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Weight Distribution

It could be argued that the ability to shift weight over different parts of a surfboard is the most important skill in surfing. Pretty much…

Surfboard Design

By observing a surfboard’s outline and rail shape, you can better understand how they are designed to turn in the water. The Surfboard’s Outline. The…

Footwork: Accelerate, Brake & Turn

As seen in the previous tutorial on weight distribution, surfers change direction and manage their speed by applying weight over different parts of their surfboard.…

White Water Practice

Practising how to turn a surfboard in the white water is a great way to improve your skills because you can surf either to the…

Trimming

Once surfers learn to angle their take off and ride towards the shoulder, the next step is to learn how to trim down the line.…

Carving

Carving is how surfers drastically change their direction on a wave. In this tutorial, we focus on the 3 steps to basic carving on bigger…

Trimming mid-face Down the Line

Trimming is the default position. Trimming is when surfers are just cruising down the line, without doing any major maneuver. They either have a majority…

Shift the Hips to Accelerate or Break

One of the first things beginners can practise is shifting their hips forward and backward to manage their speed on the wave. To accelerate, shift…