SUBSCRIBE
TO UPDATES

A good frontside bottom turn is essential for good SUP surfing. It is the fundamental linking manoeuvre carried out at the bottom of the wave face, and is used between all other turns. It is also an excellent manoeuvre to help generate speed on the wave. Having a solid bottom turn is what often makes a surfer stand out from the crowd.

A frontside bottom turn involves transferring your body weight onto one rail of the board and using your paddle as a pivot point to redirect your board back up the wave.

There are two types of bottom turn – a frontside and a backside bottom turn. In this video we’re going to be looking at the frontside bottom turn. It’s the easiest of the 2 bottom turns because you’re leaning onto your toes and looking towards the face of the wave helping you to remain balanced.

It’s always a good idea to start with the easier frontside bottom turn, and then progress onto the backside bottom turn, which we will be covering in another of our SUPboarder tuitional ‘How to’ videos…

Feature image : Martin schoppler
Extra footage : Clive Boaden

 

Facebook Comments

SIMILAR ARTICLES

SUP racevideo

0
Our Race Dr Bryce Dyer is back with some great race observations from the 2018 SUP race season. By observing race and market race trends...
SUP rocker-linesvideo

0
So lets talk SUP rocker-lines or board rocker shapes. Understanding what rocker is on a board doesn't have to be complicated or a subject...
improve your SUP surfingvideo

1
Now obviously, the more you do something, the better you'll get at it. But unfortunately spending all day at the beach is just not...
Learning how to paddle with powervideo

0
Once you’ve mastered the basic paddling technique you may want to try paddling with more power. Being able to paddle with a more powerful...
Making friends in the line up - SUP surfing / How to videovideo

0
Whether you're a complete beginner to SUP surfing or an experienced surfer it's important we all play by the rules of surfing. But as...
Fisher Grantvideo

0
When you watch a good surfer like Fisher Grant it can look effortless. The US SUP longboard champion has a great style and perfect, fast...
SUP too smallvideo

4
After the recent comparison video of the smaller RRD surf SUPs, the COTAN and iWAVE we look at a question that many readers have...
What is draftingvideo

0
Drafting?? ...What do you mean drafting? It's a question asked by many novice paddlers at race events around the world. Most paddlers think of...