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LEVEL SIX - THE NEXT STEP

FOREHAND Lip line re-entry

The goal for a Lip Line Re-Entry is to ride the lip line to the bottom of the wave successfully.  For the highest chance of success the goal is to land out on the flats in front of the wave and breaking waves “explosion”.

Approach the lip of the wave with the nose of the board aiming for around the 10 o’clock position. Rotate from hips and square up the shoulders and chest to face towards the beach.

For maximum success this maneuver should be landed with the nose of the board facing towards the beach and your body should be compressed to absorb the landing in a chest over knee position.

Performing a Lip Line Re-Entry can sometimes be an intimidating maneuver so start in smaller waves.

KEYWORDS FOR SUCCESS:

  • EYES ON LANDING SPOT - Keep your eyes on where you want to land as to know when you should compress and absorb the landing. Look to your landing spot just before your board impacts with the lipline.

  • COMPRESS WHEN LANDING – Weight is centred over the board and mostly over the front foot.

  • CHEST OVER KNEES - Finish the maneuver in a chest over knee position

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BACKHAND LIP LINE RE-ENTRY

The Lip Line Re-Entry can be used in a variety of waves and conditions.  It is mostly used when a wave is closing out as a finishing maneuver.

*Performing a Lip Line Re-Entry can sometimes be an intimidating maneuver so start in smaller waves.

The goal for a Lip Line Re-Entry is to ride the lip line to the bottom of the wave successfully.  For the highest chance of success the goal is to land out on the flats in front of the wave and breaking waves “explosion”.

Approach the lip of the wave with the nose of the board aiming for around the 10 o’clock position. 

Aim to keep your body and board underneath the top of the wave.

For maximum success this manoeuvre should be landed with the nose of the board facing towards the beach and your body should be compressed to absorb the landing in a chest over knee position.

KEYWORDS FOR SUCCESS:

  • EYES ON LANDING SPOT - Keep your eyes on where you want to land as to know when you should compress and absorb the landing. Look to your landing spot just before your board impacts with the lipline.

  • COMPRESS WHEN LANDING – weight is centred over the board and mostly over the front foot.

  • CHEST OVER KNEES - Finish the manoeuvre in a chest over knee position

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ROUNDHOUSE CUTBACK

The Roundhouse Cutback is a combination of the skills learnt in level 2,3 and 4. It is best used to get yourself back to the power source of the wave.

The roundhouse cutback is a very valuable maneuver as it’s a turn that can be a major maneuver in a part of the wave which normally doesn’t allow for big turns.

How to perform the maneuver:

Let’s break the maneuver into 3: The carve, the transition and the rebound.

The Carve (Read Forehand Carve)

  • Arms in a T-Shape

  • Get low and hold

  • Begin to eye off where you want to rebound

The Transition (Read Backhand Re-entry)

  • Begin to extend

  • Lift and throw front arm

Rebound (Read Backhand Re-entry)

  • Front 3rd above the lip

  • Pressure on backfoot and toes

  • Turn Head

Finish the rebound in a chest over knee position.

KEYWORDS FOR SUCCESS:

  • INSIDE RAIL - Because using the rails of the surfboard to cut through the water will help you generate speed

  • PRESSURE ON HEELS AND BACKFOOT - To turn the board onto it’s inside rail we need to apply pressure to the heels and back foot

  • ARMS POINTING DOWN THE LINE - The correct arm positioning will help with body positioning and weight distribution on the surfboard allowing for maximum chance of success

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