There are many ways to ride waves, but everybody eventually develops their own style and surfs a certain way, given the conditions and equipment they are using. If you surf various different boards, how does your surfing differ? Also, how does your technique change as the size of the wave changes?
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Thread: What's your style?
Jul 24, 2012, 04:31 PM #1
What's your style?
Jul 24, 2012, 05:49 PM #2
For me i prefer the more old school syle vs. the new school (air mentality), airs are cool and all but like most things, they are better in moderation. I like long rides and big arching turns, i like watching guys like Buttons surf, it's freaking art what he was (and probably still is) able to do. For me that's what surfing should look like, but to each their own.
Jul 24, 2012, 06:41 PM #3
i try to surf like tom curren did in the 80s. slashy and flowy at the same time (the key word is TRY).
Jul 24, 2012, 07:05 PM #4
Jul 24, 2012, 07:18 PM #5
big fan of Terry Fitzgerald and Wayne Lynch. there style had so much speed and flow. My board choices and most frequented surf spot lately have been going that way too.
Last edited by Peajay4060; Jul 24, 2012 at 07:21 PM.
Jul 26, 2012, 04:37 PM #6
Jul 26, 2012, 05:19 PM #7
Jul 24, 2012, 07:18 PM #8
I like gliding up and down on super clean faces. Never hurts to throw a nice cut back, when the waves allow you to. What can I say - I am a believer in restoring power. Props to my fellow single fin riders.
Jul 24, 2012, 07:36 PM #9
Jul 25, 2012, 03:20 AM #10
For me, the surf dictates the board. The board dictates the style. I don't try to ride a fish like a groveler... or a log like a shortboard. It just doesn't feel right, and I'm pretty sure it looks bad, too. I guess that's the most important thing... trying to ride the board the way it's designed to be ridden, taking advantage of it's strengths, and not trying to force it to do something it's not supposed to do.
In smaller and weaker surf, fish and logs should be surfed with flow and grace. These waves don't have much power, so these boards emphasize flow and style.
In medium, snappy surf, grovelers are surfed with quickness, and a more snappy, slashy style, to match the wave.
Performance shortboards should be surfed with power, and in the pocket, matching the power of better surf.
A stepup or semigun is surfed with speed and control, in tune with the speed and almost "slow motion" power that comes with the size.