SUBSCRIBE
TO UPDATES

We can all learn from Kaylan Dahl / SUPboarder video breakdown

We can all learn from Kaylan Dahl / SUPboarder video breakdown

Learning to SUP surf and mastering manoeuvres takes time on the water. The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ is definitely true! But you can also learn a lot from watching others.  Sometimes it’s just having the right person or ability of paddler to demonstrate a technique and to give you afew key tips that can make all the difference.

This recent video released from Dan O’ Sullivan (SUP surfing sessions) shows talented rider Kayla Dahl catching some great rides. With her calm smooth riding style her surfing looks so effortless. And there is one key thing Kayla is really good at demonstrating… the importance of getting low. This is so important if you want to take your surfing to the next level.

Getting low

Kayla is very good at getting low after her cut backs or top turns. Watch how after she completes almost every turn she bends her knees and gets low at the very end of the manoeuvre. Doing this lowers her centre of gravity and keeps her body weight over the board. This means she is less likely to be forced off the board at the end of the move and it is easy for her to complete the turn and go back down the wave.

This is something that all the best surfers in the world do but sometimes it’s harder to see because they may do it in one fluid movement. You can clearly see Kayla crouching at the end of the turn, which is very effective.

We have covered this manoeuvre and movement in our SUPboarder How to Video / Top Turn video which you may find useful too for more tips.

Great riding Kayla, smooth and effortless, put together with a great tune! It’s videos like these that make us just want to grab our boards and find some waves. 

SIMILAR ARTICLES

video

0
Good foot work is key to surfing well and getting the most out of any board. This video was sent to us by Mick Slattery...
video

3
Unwrapping and first look and thoughts of the Naish Quest Alana Women's All-around Widebody SUP. Length 9'6'' Width 32.5'' Thickness 5'' Volume 170L Lookout for full review coming soon...
video

0
If you haven't come across SUP surfer Roger Saunders aka... Dogman surfing, then this will give you a pretty good idea of what to expect......
video

0
Dogman and Jackson Close head out to SUP Lizard Island off Australia's east coast. These couple of monkeys soon found their inner zen and...
video

0
Brazilan Leco Salazar has one of the smoothest surfing styles in the business. Well known for his vertical and aggressive top turns when riding...
Surfing & understanding beach breaksvideo

0
Beach breaks are a great place to find waves to go SUP surfing, for both the first time surfer and the seasoned pro. But...
Dogmanvideo

0
We can't get enough of Dogman and his solid, smooth surfing style! We're used to seeing him riding longer, bigger boards so it's good...
The backside cutback / how to SUP videosvideo

0
The cutback is a flowing manoeuvre which uses your board speed to re direct you back into the critical/steeper part of the wave. You’re...







SIGN UP TO WIN!
Your Information will never be shared with any third party. Winners chosen from our FULL mailing list. Winners draw on 4th July 2017
Subscribe to our newsletter this June to enter the draw to win a pair of Palm Horizon Boardshorts!
RRP £64.95