Hot Surfing How-Tos

How To: Learn to surf

Want to pick up surfing? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to surf. This tutorial covers the fundamentals of surfing, including what wetsuit to pick out and how to get on the board.

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: Pull a floater while surfing

Surfline TV presents how to do a floater with CJ Hobgood. Stay mid face and either do a big bottom turn or cruise down the line. Back side and front side floaters can both be used to clear sections or just to burn speed.

How To: Surf a fake wave

FlowRider generates a thin sheet of rushing water that flows over a stationary form allowing riders to drop in on their own unbroken wave, slide down, carve a turn, cut back and ride up the padded surface. Surf a fake wave.

How To: Make a surfboard

In this video series, our expert Kimo Greene will teach you how to make a surfboard. He will tell you all the necessary tools you will need, and talk about the different types of blanks, fins, and stringers. Kimo will also teach you how to trim the crust, make an outline, draw the template, shape the board, level the stringer, and put in the rails.

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: Surf inside the break

Andy Bottomley demonstrates how to surf the break zone. You have to remember to paddle well and keep the correct positioning before you start. Approach the wave with the board's nose directly facing the wave. Surf inside the break - Part 1 of 2.

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: Paddle a surfboard

Richard Schmidt teaches you the proper technique for paddling on a surfboard. Learn the proper body placement and orientation for your surfboard when paddling out into the surf.

How To: Catch a wave

Richard Schmidt teaches you how to surf the curl. Learn the proper timing and positioning as well as how to maneuver your surfboard through the water.

How To: Stand up for surfing

Andy Bottomley demonstrates how to stand up for surfing. He explains the two different methods of standing up: the pop up and the step up. He suggests that you choose a method and practice it many times. Stand up for surfing.

How To: Cutback for bodyboarding

Francisco Pinheiro, Joana Schenker, and Neuza Mochacho demonstrate how to do the cutback for bodyboarding. You need to do the following: get into position, the cuttie, and continue the ride. Cutback for bodyboarding.

How To: Do the reverse spin for bodyboarding

Francisco Pinheiro, Joana Schenker, and Neuza Mochacho demonstrate how to do the reverse spin for bodyboarding. This move allows the rider to reposition themselves back towards the power source with a bit of finesse and flash. Do the reverse spin for bodyboarding.

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: 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.