How To Take Your Top Turn To The Next Level
Want to add some flair to your top turns? Not sure exactly how? The Surf Box analyses this turn surfed by Coco Ho. Follow along if you want to push your surfing to the next level.
Approach the wave and look at where you want to go. Point your leading arm in this direction also, whilst having your back arm behind you, ready to swing.
As you approach the section you want to hit, have your arms open kind of like a bird in flight, and your chest faced towards the lip.
When you have decided to start turning, punch your back arm towards the shore. It will help if you are looking forward (towards the shore) instead of down the line. Have your front arm in the water, working as a pivot point.
Continue to swing that back arm right around to the whitewash. By now you will be using your back foot to drive through the turn, ensuring your chest and head are faced towards the whitewater. Ensure your front knee is bent to keep you low, allowing power to flow through your core.
Remain low and compressed in the knees as this will keep you stable after all of the power you have just exerted.
If you fail, try again! You will not be able to do this type of turn first time round. Break it down. Have a go at mastering step 1, 2 and 3 before expecting to perfect this type of turn. Happy Surfing!