In this video, we break down the backhand bottom turn and the important elements that are needed to make this manoeuvre one you can rely on.
A few of our readers had asked us how to perform a backhand bottom turn with commitment and control. The bottom turn is a linking manoeuvre that sets up the rest of the wave down the line. Having a good bottom is the foundation to good SUP surfing, but the backhand bottom turn is harder to perform than riding frontside as your back is toward the wave and your vision is limited. In this video, we break down the bottom turn and the important aspects of making sure you are committed and in control so you don’t slide out or bounce around.
Riders and their stats:
Beau Nixon – 78kg, 178cm tall riding a 7’6” @ 85L.
Reuben Ellis – 75kg, 178cm tall
Will Rogers – 68kg, 179cm tall