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2 important foot positions to get you SUP surfing better

When it comes to getting your feet in the right place when SUP surfing it can be a bit of a struggle to understand where and when to stand. In this video I talk you through 2 basic foot positions that will make you surf better and smoother on a wave. Its so simple… give […]

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seanross
seanross
2 years ago

I like the simplicity of this one. If only there were some waves today to practice.

seanross
seanross
2 years ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Kind of slow at work today, so I watched some old videos on your site. I watched the video of Kaylan Dahl one, and that really demonstrates so clearly what this foot movement is all about.
https://supboardermag.com/2017/06/12/can-learn-kaylan-dahl-supboarder-video-breakdown/

seanross
seanross
2 years ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

Keeping my attention moving my back foot has been really helpful. Especially knowing that on the bottom turn, i keep it over the side-fin, and top turn gets back on the stomp.

Mattpask36
Mattpask36
2 years ago

Does the exact footwork apply if your board is in a quad fun set up

Ramon
Ramon
2 years ago

Hi Reuben, its a really great tip, I can see it also super well in this video:

One question to this: in the cutbacks where do you place your backfoot, over the front side fin or on the tail as on the top turns or does it depend on the board and on the type of cutback? I ask because a cutback is a kind of bottom but in this video Scott puts his back foot on the tail when doing a cutback.

Thx once again reuben 🙂

tombradley
tombradley
1 year ago

Nice video, will try this next time I’m out!

SauceMan
SauceMan
11 months ago

Hi
Would there be any difference in foot position for say leaning hard on the inside paddle vs not leaning on the paddle at all?
Any speed/drive to gain?

SauceMan
SauceMan
1 month ago

Hey Reuben

https://youtube.com/shorts/1lW6fwCp4N8?feature=share

I was just flicking through YouTube and watched this clip of Kai shredding a wave somewhere in Hawaii I’m guessing. I noticed he’s moving his front foot around as well as his back foot. What would be the reason for this? Is it because of the speed he’s approaching his turns and thus needing more leverage on the rail or the board size or does it help to lighten the tail so he’s able to slide a little without the rail disengaging?
Also that slide thing at the end is the sickest move I’ve ever seen
Thanks

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