One of the most common things said to developing surfers is the need to learn to compress. Get your bum towards the water/board and bend from the knees.
This is the best way to stay centred over your board. It’s the best way to keep in control and is very efficient when wanting to get into a top turn position.
If you’re a surf fan then you will remember Shane Beschen. He had a big rivalry with Kelly Slater through the mid 90’s, won multiple World Tour events, came close to winning world titles and was the first surfer to surf a perfect heat (3 x 10 point rides in the 1996 Billabong Pro at Kirra).
Matt Banting weighs around 69Kg's but throws the spray of someone 15 Kilos heavier. How? In this post I’ve tried to break down why he throws so much spray. Hopefully you can implement some of the below into your surfing performance.
Many surfers find learning how to surf on their backhand daunting. One of the best ways to learn and improve is by copying elite athletes and learning from how they perform manoeuvres.
Taylor Knox is an example for a surfer with a really solid technique that can be copied by other surfers and is universally thought of as one of the best backside surfers ever.