Mar 10, 2013

Surfing Turns



Turns are the bread and butter of surfing.  The bottom turn, snap turn, and cutback help a surfer gain speed, shoot spray, and they just feel good.  Magic Seaweed has some interesting digrams that show the path of a surfer on a wave for 'correct' form on a turn.  Of course, every wave is different and correct form isn't necessarily the most interesting.  Many surfers have unique styles and showcase unique turns.  See if you can spot similarities between the turns and the diagrams that you see.
Surfing Snapturn
Surfing Snapturn
Surfing Snapturn
Surfing Snapturn
Surfing Snapturn
 Bottom Turn
 Cutback
 Snap Turn
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1 comment:

  1. Interesting article, I think understanding what line to take for a certain turn is critical. I see the snap turn as basically the same as a cutback but without turning back towards the whitewash. Also, for a really sweet top turn a full bottom turn seems to be needed compared to a curback in the flatter part of the shoildery that only really needs a half bottom turn to get a position at the top of the wave

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