Beginner advice to carve instead of skipping sideways.

Discussion in 'Global Bodyboarding Talk' started by BigSherm, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Welcomme aboard Sherm...the last few posts about inside fin/rail/scooping pretty much summed it up. It'll all line up on a steep enough drop.
  2. crindlefish

    crindlefish Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2015

  3. BigSherm

    BigSherm Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Well, funny you should mention Teahupo'o, that's what I want to surf next!
    Well, maybe a 1/5th scale version:

    On a big (to me) day at Faria state beach north of Ventura a few days ago, all the surfers were on the south side of the point going right, and there were unridden, unlimited 5 foot tubes on the left of the point that I really wanted to try.
    Problem is, they were almost closing out and would've pounded me right into the rocks on the point because I couldn't yet turn fast enough to go down the line and parallel the waves.

    With the info you guys have given me, though, I may soon be able to jumpstart my learning how to bottom turn fast enough to have that side of the point all to myself!

    I work away from home every other week and will be back home in a few days, and we'll soon see.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2015
  4. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    It's true, my wife made sure of it HAHA
  5. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Angled take-offs Big Sherm, angled take-offs.

    Ad yes, +1 on the black thing.
  6. superbust

    superbust Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    Use those fins man. Dig the inside leg into the face of the wave like its an extension of your board. Youll be able to pump and hold your rail much better.
  7. Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor

    Riley Martin's Disgruntled Neighbor Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    Sherm - thanks for your service. Vets get props.

    Keep riding waves and kicking ass. I don't boogie so I have no advice.
  8. Hawky

    Hawky Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2014
  9. EMazzSpicoli

    EMazzSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2015
    Shermnüb, you hitting up Ventura breaks this morning? [email protected] in a couple hours and glassy. Hard to sleep with that on the mind. I'll be there or somewhere close by.
  10. BigSherm

    BigSherm Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    I wish, Spicoli!

    I work every other week in Arizona, and will be back Wednesday.

    Maybe I'll see you out there next week!

  11. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Did you not hear that snap shut sound. It was shemps anus clamping closed when he saw waves over his head.
    Boogie boarders are disgusting saprophytes.
  12. BigSherm

    BigSherm Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Thanks, Barry!
    Such an informative and educated response!
  13. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Hey, I aim to please!! Glad you learned something..........
    Anything else we can help you with??
  14. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Angley take offs are the key to life. That and big black mommas. Make friends with and embrace both and life is much mo eazy.
  15. BigSherm

    BigSherm Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    I spent the last two mornings in Oxnard at S***** S***** (didn't even get my tires slashed!) on the bodyboard.

    Waves were about 4-6 feet and not very steep, but with a pretty smooth surface.

    All your advice really helped! After riding about 6 or 7 good waves, I was able to turn down the line of the wave well enough to ride right off, past the shoulder.

    On one of them, a small barrel briefly formed right next to me, which was really cool.

    So thanks again! Everyone for the help!
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2016
  16. Speed Bump

    Speed Bump Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2014
    If you ever type that spot's name again, I will slash your tires. The proper name is **lv** *t****.

    Pull up the waveside corner of the nose of your board. Pull on the outside rail down near your waist. Push on the waveside corner of the board with your hip. Scoop your turns.

    Shift your weight over the waveside rail to stay locked on the wave face.

    Don't drag your fins.

    O Barry.
  17. BigSherm

    BigSherm Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    Hey Speed-

    Oops! I'll keep that spot to myself from now on!
    The lineup was relaxed when I was there.

    Thanks for the advice!

    I was watching some pros carve, and I do think I'm not pulling up enough on the front of my board while turning, and maybe not enough while trying to track sideways down the wave face.

    I broke a glass vase with my heel at home, and got 10 stitches, so I'm out of the water for at least a few days.
    If conditions get great soon, I'll probably go anyway, though!

  18. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Practicing your karate in the living room again?
  19. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Surf instead?

  20. BigSherm

    BigSherm Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2015
    It was almost karate.
    Sitting on the couch, I uncrossed my legs and sat my foot down on the coffee table where a small glass vase DIDN'T used to be.

    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015