Going Backside is a more natural way of surfing. Keep it simple - After hopping onto the board just lean your backend into the wave and feel the wave thru your feet. Once you get a good feel for it then you can start manuevering better. And most of all trust your instincts more going backside because your sight is hindered with your back is to the wave.
I've always wondered why it has been so much easier to do backside snaps than frontside when i can get so much more speed and do everything else better frontside. I like this scientific explanation
Originally Posted by LBCrew