Surfing-You can’t top turn and off the lip because you’re in the wrong position.

Surfing-You can’t top turn and off the lip because you’re in the wrong position.

Oliver
Oliver

I am now able to do Ups & Downs.
However, I can’t do top turn and off-the-lip. What’s wrong?

Do you know the correct position for a successful top turn or off-the-lip?

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Well, I’m going down to the bottom and heading to the top …

You don’t know the correct position.
It’s important to make a bottom turn in the correct position for both top turns and off-the-lip.
This time, I will tell you about the correct position for top turn and off-the-lip success.

Wavalien
Wavalien

Positioning for successful top turn and off-the-lip

・Many novice surfers are in the wrong position.

・The correct position is here!

・Advantages of being in the correct position

・Tips for getting to the correct position

Many novice surfers are in the wrong position

Look at the wave image below. Where are you always?

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Well, is it here?

Many-novice-surfers-are-in-the-wrong -position

That position is for Ups and Downs.
No problem to surf straight.
But you can’t do top turns or off-the-lip.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Many-novice-surfers-are-in-the-wrong -position

Many novice surfers are only in this position.
If you just do ups and downs and go straight, there is no problem.
But to improve, you need to know where to make top turns and off-the-lip.

Some people haven’t improved their surfing after many years.
One of the causes is that they are only in this position all the time.

It’s a waste.
I think it’s really a waste.
Knowing the correct position will help you improve your surfing faster.
And you will have more fun surfing.

The correct position is here!

The correct position is here!

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Is it here?
I’m about to get caught in a wave break.

It’s a common idea for beginners.
The idea that you don’t want to get caught in a wave break because you’ve had a hard time taking off.
So move forward to escape the breaks in the waves.

Wavalien
Wavalien

Advantages of being in the correct position

I would like to talk about the advantages of this position.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Advantages of being in the correct position

・ You can get the time and distance to go from the bottom of the wave to the top

・ You can easily see the top and lips of the waves

・You can use the power zone of the waves

You can get the time and distance to go from the bottom of the wave to the top

It takes time to go from the bottom to the top of the wave.
The waves are moving from the offshore side to the shore side.
Even if you make a bottom turn in the middle of the wave and head towards the top, you may not have enough time to turn the surfboard.
If you make a bottom turn in the correct position, you will have time to make a turn before the wave comes and head to the top of the wave.

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You can easily see the top and lips of the waves

Compare the two positions.
In the wrong position, you can’t see the top or lip of the wave.
The top and lips of the waves are behind you.
You cannot make a top turn or off-the-lip in the wrong position.

When in the correct position, you can see the top and lips of the waves.
You can control your surfboard to aim for top turns or off-the-lip.

Oliver
Oliver

I didn’t make a bottom turn with wave breaks or tops or lips in sight.
I found that the correct position was far behind and far below what I had imagined.

You can use the power zone of the waves

Many-novice-surfers-are-in-the-wrong -position

There are strong and non-powerful parts of the wave.
The part where the force of the wave is strong is called the power zone.
The power zone is shown in yellow.
If you make a bottom turn in the correct position and head towards the top, you can use the power zone of the waves.
By using the power zone of the waves, the surfboard receives a lot of power, which increases the success rate of top turns and off-the-lip.

Did you understand the correct position?

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Yes, I understand.
From now on, I will practice top turn and off-the-lip from the correct position.

To be successful off-the-lip, you have to make a bottom turn. For information on how to practice bottom turns, see the following articles.

Wavalien
Wavalien

Summary

How was this article?
Knowing the correct position is very important.
If you don’t know, no matter how much you practice, you won’t improve.
I hope this article will help you to make top turns and off-the-lip.
Thank you for reading.

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