How to Execute a Forehand Re-entry

Forehand re-entries should be a staple in any surfers handbook. They can act as an exclamation mark for any finish and of course, help you keep close to the source of power which should always be our aim.

Start off with a quality bottom turn

As discussed in prior articles, eye up the section you want to hit. Think of your back foot as a pivot point, and the rest of your board almost as a sprinkler or another rotating device.

When you get to the top of the wave

 Ensure your front foot is above the lip line as demonstrated in this photo.

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When you have your front foot above the lip line

 Start turning your head and shoulders towards the shore. This applies a torque force which will lead your board out of the manoeuvre.

At the same time, with your back arm

 Punch through from behind you, towards the shore. This creates power and ensures your weight will end up compressed over the front of your board at the end of the manoeuvre.

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When you are facing towards the shore, keep compressed to ride out of the manoeuvre. It is important to do this as you may encounter some turbulent white water.

Happy practicing!

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