Design/Technique

The balance of the object determines where the surfer will stand to perform the many different manoeuvers in surfing a wave.

These illustrations indicate in general terms how to surf each object using the correct technique to achieve maximum performance from each design. It does not matter where the widest thickest part of the board is located on the object, that is the area the surfer will try to surf the object from as it usually provides the most volume and plan shape curve, these 2 features are necessary for support and manoeuvrability.

I have set out four illustrations showing how each design is best ridden to achieve maximum results.

5050

 

DOUBLE ENDER - EVEN BALANCE

Front Foot 50% - Back Foot 50%

 

 

shortie

FRONT FOOT PRESURE - OLD FASHIONED MODERN SHORTBOARD

Front Foot 60% - Back Foot 40%

 

 

nugget

BACK FOOT PRESSURE - FUTURISTIC NUGGET DESIGN

Front Foot 10% - 90% Of Weight On The Back Foot When Turning

 

azot

FUTURIST - ASTRON ZOT BALANCE

Front Foot 30% - Back Foot 70%

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