Hot Surfing How-Tos

How To: Perform a backside rail grab on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Perform the stall on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Wax a new or unwaxed surf board

Mr Zog's Sex Wax shows you how to wax a new or unwaxed board. Make sure your board and wax are cool or it will flake. Start off going across the stringer, than go parallel to the stringer to begin to get bumps. This is key to an easy ride, like tires on a car. Wax a new or unwaxed surf board.

How To: Perform the coffin on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Perform the sliding 360 on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Perform the Quasimodo on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Surf a Front Side Air Reverse

Punt air-reverses like Taj Burrow. This is a super move where you sail above the lip and take off. SurflineTV's got a great set of tips. You can pull on small to head high waves to throw this trick. Make sure you keep the board on your feet. Throw your shoulder into the turn. Grab and spin with a goal to land tail to the beach.

How To: Blow The Tail with power when surfing big waves

Kalani Robb explains how to throw your tail out the back on your forehand with power. This SurflineTv Trick Tip is an insiders instructional on showing us how to blow the tail. Get a deep bottom turn to load up and spring out of the lip. Grab the rail so you don't lose it. Land it and enjoy. Make good timing so you can blow the lip out before it crests. Then you can follow it with a bit of a floater.

How To: Go vertical on a surfboard

In this video, surf pro Joel Parkinson gives you his best tricks for getting vertical on your surfboard. Getting vertical basically entails moving your body completely to its side so you are standing on top of the wave. Joel offers some awesome tips and tricks for practicing your vertical turns.

How To: Be safe while bodyboarding

Francisco Pinheiro, Joana Schenker, and Neuza Mochacho give some safety tips for bodyboarding. You need to stay fit, enter and exit with care, surf in a crowd, stick to what you know, stay inside the barrel, work out the wave sets, wax your board, check your leash, and use sunblock. Be safe while bodyboarding.

How To: Do a forward spin on a bodyboard

Bodyboard like a pro by pulling off the tips and tricks contained within this video tutorial. The basic bodyboard forward spin is explained here by VideoJug's resident body boarding expert teacher. Step 1: You will need * 1 Bodyboard * 1 Wetsuit * 1 Leash * 1 Pair of fins Step 2: The set up The forward spin is a basic maneuver which, performed in the right section of a wave, will look very impressive. Watch this instructional video and learn how to forward spin on a bodyboard. Do a forward sp...

How To: Do the bottom turn for bodyboarding

Francisco Pinheiro, Joana Schenker, and Neuza Mochacho demonstrate how to do the bottom turn for bodyboarding. You need to gain speed, position yourself, and turn. This is an important technique to learn as it will help you gain speed for more complicated tricks. Do the bottom turn for bodyboarding.

How To: Perform a Superman air on a surfboard

In this clip, Jordy Smith teaches you how to perform a Superman air move on your surfboard for maximum impact. The Superman is a complicated looking move that involves grabbing your board mid-air and landing back down on it. Jordy gives great advice for which type of waves to seek out and how to maintain your balance on the water.

How To: Avoid being a Kook while surfing

Basically, a "Kook" is the type of surfer everyone hates. Kooks put themselves and others in danger by their actions in the water. In this video, learn the rules of the ocean and avoid everyone staying far away from you at the beach.

How To: Keep your stand up paddle board going straight

When you think of Laird Hamilton, you probably picture him tearing up some ludicrously big wave. But he's got to relax too, and stand up paddle boarding is a great way to do that. It's basically surfing on flat water with a paddle, and in this video Laird Hamilton himself will give you a tip for keeping your board going straight despite the fact that you're only using one paddle.

How To: Fix a carbon fiber surfboard

Fixing your Aviso Carbon Fiber surfboard is just as easy as fixing your old poly surfboard. You can remove the drain plug. Dry it out completely. There is no foam to rot or wood to break. If fixed properly Aviso surfboards will keep all of there integrity. This addresses a puncture and a cracked and severely damaged rail.

How To: Repair a glassed on fin of a surfboard

Learn how to glass your surfboard by watching this video. You will be an expert after witnessing this master artisan Ian Berenger at work. A glassed on fin is an alternative to fins that sit in boxes like FCS or Future Fins. This is a detail common with classic boards and shouldn't be something you do unless you are an intermediate surfer. Repair your glassed-on fin with these simple steps.

How To: Ride the tube on your backhand

In this video, Andy Irons teaches you how to ride the tube on your backhand while surfing. Backside tube riding involved surfing the interior part of a hollow wave. This trick is fun and hard to do, but you will learn great tips to get you started from Andy in this tutorial.

How To: Perform the rodeo flip on a surfboard

In this video from Surfline, Jamie O'Brien shows you how to perform an awesome rodeo flip on a surfboard while you are in the ocean. Rodeo flips involve flipping upside down and landing back on your feet. This trick is pretty awesome and you will get some expert advice from this tutorial to get you started.

How To: Surf a backside tail slide and recover for shortboards

Dane Reynolds explains how to throw your tail, slide, and recover on your backhand. Thrash it out with style. You need a steep wave that's not too powerful to throw you off. Stomp on your back foot to project into the lip. Then put your pressure on the front foot to throw out your back foot. The sweet spot is between the barrel and the soft shoulder. Check out this how-to surfing video for the right, steep wave for these surfing moves.

How To: Perform a headstand on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Identify wave types

Phil Macdonald and Trent Munro discuss how you can identify wave types for surfing. There are two types of waves: rolling and clenching waves. Rolling waves break far from the shore while clenching waves are more dangerous.

How To: Perform an aerial on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Perform an off the top on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Change positions on a surfboard

Changing positions on a surfboard is one of the hardest things to learn how to do. Get expert advice on surfing techniques in this video lesson. Take action: use proper foot position, shuffle feet to make minor adjustments, and remember that sweet spots are different for every individual. Mike Jones, the instructor of this how-to video, has been surfing since he was only six years old. He was lucky enough to surf the pro tour for a few years before starting his own surf shop and clothing bran...

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