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I need help understanding the "Off the Lip" SUP surfing maneuver.

Discussion started by Buck Mc Gin 3 years ago
Im some what new to SUP surfing. By new, I mean Ive been doing it for 2 years however it has completely consumed my life. I generally spend half a day in the water and all I can think about is SUP. Enough small talk.

Ive perfected bottom turns going left, going right. Taking off on any size wave up to about 10 ft. I've incorporated my paddle into surfing now. I understand the paddle is almost more of an important tool when turning than the board is.

Im now at the point where Im trying to take off on a wave, fly down the face, bottom turn back up the wave to the lip and then turn my board back down and shoot back into flying down the face. Im trying and trying but my brain just isn't processing the move.

Any one out there with suggestions?
Thanks
-Barry
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Kell Morris
Kell Morris
I have been at the same place, performance wise, for awhile now and am just starting to hit the lip regularly. For the longest time I could sweep my bottom turn back up the face but that was it, I could not make the board turn back down. As I slowly got better at it I found that having by back foot all the way back on the leash tie with all my weight on it while squating down low. I place the paddle down wave and concentrate on turning around the paddle. At the same time a very wide stance helped once the "lip" turn was made. The stance doesn't look pretty but it was the only way I could hit the lip and still stay upright.
I should also note that I never did hit the lip properly till I got my new board. I was riding a 10'6"x32" Costal Azul (a local shaper.) Turning that log was a chore. I now have a 10'x29" Paddle Surf Hawaii board. It took the big board to teach me what I really needed to be doing but the new board lets me get it done.
2 years ago
Jenn Conner Steff
Jenn Conner Steff
I need to learn bottom turns! I'm just now making it down the line. Oh btw SUP has consumed my life as well. I hear it does that a lot. ;)
3 years ago
Neil 'Moonwalker' Armstrong
Neil 'Moonwalker' Armstrong
Jason's right - weight on the back foot. But remember you're riding a large volume board so in order to hit the lip accurately you'll need to start your bottom turn - in order to get to the lip - a little earlier also. If you want to surf a SUP well, ride other surfboards!
3 years ago
Jason Norwood
Jason Norwood
make sure your weight is on your back foot so your board will turn and change rails (lean on the paddle for extra stability) just like the guy in in the FCS ad blinking to your left... that is frontside top turn

aloha and watch out for da lip... it will get ya!
3 years ago
mike e
mike e
Watch videos on you tube!!
3 years ago

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