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Setting the Rail to Redirect Water Flow

When the surfboard is set on rail, the water pressure that hits under the surfboard gets redirected backwards, which creates lift and forward drive. Watch…

Staying near the Pocket

Both gaining speed with gravity and rail engagement have something in common: they generally are done near the pocket. This especially concerns surfers riding smaller…

Positioning at Take Off

The position where you drop in is very important. This is your starting point to use gravity to gain speed towards the shoulder. Watch at…

Agility: Changing Direction Quickly

Spinning Around There are a few ways surfers can spin around while sitting on their surfboard. Some surfers like to kick their feet underwater, drawing…

Readjust Paddling Line Constantly

Watch at 5:55 Constantly readjust your paddling line & speed You need to constantly readjust your paddling line & paddling speed. Your paddling line towards…

Holding your line

To keep maximum speed, hold your initial line. This is only possible if you initially drew and stuck with the same proper line to propel…

Look at your target

One of the most common mistakes of the bottom turn is not looking at your target on the shoulder, especially on the backside. Watch at…

Look down the Wave in Time

While you go up on the shoulder if you keep looking up, you will go past the shoulder and in the back of the wave.…