Learn to surf in Tahiti : we will choose a board

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Apprendre à surfer à Tahiti : on va choisir une planche

Today Patricia Rossi, surfing champion, living in Tahiti, French Polynesia, guide us in choosing a surfboard. Choose a board, is to first find a shaper, one who makes custom boards. Depending on your level, shaper recommend a board suitable for rapid progress. His job is to cut the foam just the right size and fit. However, start with a surfboard used allows to know their preferences cheaply. Once the board chosen, must determine the shape of the drift and the number: drifts ...

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Learn to surf in Tahiti: duck

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Apprendre à surfer à Tahiti: le canard

Patricia Rossi, surfing champion, living in Tahiti, française en Polynésie, We propose to study the figure of surfing called duck. The duck is the act of placing in a sweeping wave with his surfboard (or patia or duckdive). Grab the rails of the surfboard has full hand at your shoulders and push the board into the water by pouring the nose of the surfboard. Extend arms and push forwardly to push as much as possible under water. Appuyez avec le genou/pied pour immerger le reste de la planche et tirez sur les bras pour ramener la planche vers vous et remonter à la...

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Learn to surf in Tahiti : le roller back side

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Apprendre à surfer à Tahiti : le roller back side

Patricia Rossi, surfing champion, living in Tahiti, française en Polynésie, We propose to study the roller back side, which means that typing the lip of the wave with the surfboard as vertical as possible. Everything starts with a bottom turn the lowest possible, turn your shoulders and eyes to the lip where you type. Lighten you lift the front foot, while pushing on the back foot and turn your head and shoulders down and give the pulse with the back foot to the rotation. Fix your gaze on the bottom of the wave and hold steady the board with the front foot. ...

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Learn to surf in Tahiti : le cut back

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Apprendre à surfer à Tahiti : le cut back

Patricia Rossi, surfing champion, living in Tahiti, française en Polynésie, We propose to study the cut back. The cut back means a surfing maneuver to exploit some soft wave maintaining its speed. Start by taking your support in the squat, visualize where you begin the cut-back. Press firmly on the back foot on the surfboard to initiate the turn and continue until you reach the curve the point of wave breaking. Use the power of foam to leave in the direction of the wave. Type...

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