Why surfing backside riding is difficult? The cause is your misunderstanding.

Why surfing backside riding is difficult? The cause is your misunderstanding.
Oliver
Oliver

Listen to my surfing worries.

What’s up?

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

The backside is difficult.

That’s a problem many beginner surfers have. Where do you find it difficult?

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

There are waves on my back, so I can’t see the waves well.

Is the correct answer. The backside feels difficult because you can’t see the waves.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Furthermore, I want to turn like the front side, but I can’t.

You are misunderstanding. Many beginners make the same mistakes as you do. The idea is that the backside doesn’t improve.

Wavalien
Wavalien

This time around, I’ll talk about backside riding, which many beginners misunderstand.

Wavalien
Wavalien

What you can see in this article

Misunderstanding about the backside

・ The front side and back side are completely different.

・ The backside will succeed if you make a big turn.

・Backside advantage / Top turn is easy.

The front side and back side are completely different

First of all, understand that the back side and the front side are completely different.
Due to the structure of the human body, the same movement cannot be performed on the front side and the back side. The method of controlling the surfboard is also completely different.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

No, I think I understand it. In the case of the backside, I couldn’t see the waves on my back, so I was taught to twist my upper body a lot. However, even if I twist my upper body, the waves do not look good. Also, it cannot be accelerated. Everything is difficult.

Well then, I will teach you a good way. You are only focusing on how you move your body. But have you ever thought about the direction and size of the turn?

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

It’s the same as the front side, right?

The front side and back side turns are not the same. If you can notice this, you will improve. I will explain the difference between the front side and back side turns.

Wavalien
Wavalien

The backside will succeed if you make a big turn

This is the difference between the front side turn and the back side turn.
There are many variations on the front side. You can make big or small turns.
However, there are few variations on the backside turn. You can’t make small turns. Be aware of only big turns.

Wavalien
Wavalien
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Oliver
Oliver

I wasn’t aware of the big turn.

Go down to the bottom and make a big turn. Therefore, twist your upper body to the wave side. You can see the waves better because you are far from the waves.
On the back side, you cannot make turns with variations like the front side. On the backside, you can make each turn bigger to make it look better.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

I understand my misunderstanding. I was trying to make a small turn on the backside, so I was failing. From now on, I will try a big turn.

Backside advantage / Top turn is easy

The backside isn’t all bad. Top turns and off-the-lip are easier than on the front side. On the front side, you have to twist your upper body at the top of the wave, which is difficult. But on the backside, you just put the upper body twisted at the bottom back at the top of the wave.

Wavalien
Wavalien

How was this article?
Understanding the difference between backside and frontside turns will help you improve faster.
I hope this article will help you improve.

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