Turtle rolls admittedly kinda suck compared to duck dives as far as efficiently moving past larger sets, which is why no matter who you are it's always a ***** to paddle a longboard out in larger waves with short wave periods. But if you turn turtle correctly it will keep you from being pushed back too far by a breaking wave. And don't be afraid to try longboards on faster waves. They're a blast.
The key is that when you turtle roll, hold the rails and let your body dangle off of the board more perpendicular to your board. Your body acts sort of like a sea anchor. Then as soon as the wave passes roll back over quick and paddle like hell to hopefully get over the next wave.
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Thread: summer longboarding sessions
Jun 25, 2012, 10:00 PM #13Member
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