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: Stand-up paddle more efficiently on your board

Stand-up paddling is sort of a niche spinoff of surfing in which the rider stands up on their board and moves across flat water by paddling. This quick video from an expert in the field offers some tips for improving the efficiency of your stroke when stand-up paddling. You'll be able to paddle faster and longer without tiring. How could that not make stand-up paddling more enjoyable?

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 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: 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: 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: Perform a backside snap on a surfboard

In this tutorial, Damien Hobgood shows you how to acheive a perfect backside snap on a surfboard. Damien will show you exactly how to hold your body to do this move and how to achieve the best balance. In this tutorial, Damien shows you examples and gives you great tips and advice.

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: 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: 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: 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: Pack for a surf trip with Chris Malloy

EXPN's Doin' Thangs: Packing For a Surf Trip with Chris Malloy. Traveling for surf can be an epic experience. There's excellent surf all over the world from Teahupoo, Tahiti to Antarctica. Malloy says he's probably surfed in over 40 countries. Make sure you pack a good quiver of surfboards. He packs three for a month long trip. He brings an 8' footer with a quad setup that can get into a certain mush. Bring a nice little short board for the waves you pray for. Then pack the gun, his is 8'0" t...

How To: Perform the cockroach 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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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 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: Stand up 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 stand up on a surfboard.

How To: Perform a stingray shuffle when surfing

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 perform a stingray shuffle when surfing.

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...

How To: Get up on a surfboard

Getting up on a surfboard takes great skill and balance. Get expert advice on surfing techniques in this video tutorial. Take action: find your individual sweet spot, do a one motion pop up, and put feet on board correctly. Mike Jones, the instructor in 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 brand, As-hi-as-I-aM International. The brand now has shops in Tahiti,...

How To: Begin surfing

Surfing is a great aerobic hobby to take up. Get expert advice on surfing apparel and gear in this video tutorial. Take action: use proper equipment, find a location, always bring a partner, and consult local surf shops. Mike Jones, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, 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 brand, As-hi-as-I-aM International. The brand now has sh...

How To: Stand up paddle with Surf Tech

Get the lowdown on the newest rage, stand-up paddle boarding or paddle surfing. This is the ultimate workout and great way to catch a wave in a whole new way. Watch out for the view though. You can see everything under the water's surface, including sharks!!!

How To: Shape a surfboard

Surfboard shaping can be a way to make your own surfboard before hitting the waves or a way to earn a few extra dollars at the beach. Learn how to shape a surfboard from a professional surfboard shaper in this free surfing video series.

How To: Fix the dings on a surfboard

So you've been hitting the waves, but it's pretty obvious that your surfboard has been suffering from your enthusiasm to shred. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to repair the dings on your surfboard and get it looking brand new.

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