The bottom turn is made up of three distinct body positions:
- Bending at the knees and waist.
- Reaching forward to touch the wave and pivot off that hand, whilst holding the compressed body position.
- Extending the body with upper body rotation. (I like to think of it as showing your boobs to the curl of the wave, when on your forehand).
This video follows on from what we tried in the surf on our 3rd session. It’s hard to change movement patterns and learn new ones, especially when your ride on the wave is over before you have time to think too much. The video simplifies the bottom turn and helps you focus on some key words.