How to Duckdive?

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by KookieMonster, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. KookieMonster

    KookieMonster Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2012

    Im 5'5" 130lbs and I've been shut in all Winter, have not worked out at all. I am totally stoked about this hericain comin up the cost and wanted to know how to best duckdive my 7'6" shortboard. I've been pushing the tail down with my foot first but then my nose goes up and the wave taks me over.

    I am the oldest grom 33yrs old and just started surfing this yuear. See you in the water Saturday at all your favorite spots!
  2. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011

    There ya go.

    That, and your board has quite a bit of volume for your weight. May have to incorporate some side-knife-swoop.

  3. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
  4. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Just turtle roll dude.
  5. KookieMonster

    KookieMonster Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2012
    I appreciate all those who tried to help.. but was going for more of a composite of the people I will be seeing this weekend, please don't help people in the North East duckdive.

    P.s. My wetsuit will be way over kill because this is the first time I've surfed all year.
  6. surfrr

    surfrr Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    Well in that case quack like a duck as you perform a triple lindhy dive off the back of your board. Rodney Dangerfield would be proud.
  7. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    I usually just give the wave a dirty look and it backs off
  8. KookieMonster

    KookieMonster Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2012
    You guys are too nice
  9. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Chuck Norris???
  10. mtiz257

    mtiz257 Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    When approaching a wave simply stand on top of your board preform the hokey pokey and when the wave is within about 5 feet turn yourself around and thats what it's all about. Works every time
  11. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Don't forget the karate scream.
  12. bassplayer

    bassplayer Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    I have surfed near people who yell "TURTLE ROOOOOOLLLLLL!!" as they roll over. I have no idea why. I'm going to start calling out my moves. "DROP KNEE CUTBAAAAAAAAAACKKKK!"
  13. shorebreaker

    shorebreaker Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2010
    Really great video... Thanks... Guess I wasn't doing totally "correct" all these years..