If you are at the stage with your wave riding where you are able to hold good speed through your bottom turn and are consistently laying down some nice hits, then maybe it’s time to start thinking about the frontside wave 360?
To find out more and to give yourself an idea about what is involved check out the following top tips from a few of the pros below:
Adam Lewis (Fanatic / North):
“For this move it’s mainly about timing and position - the movement itself is quite simple. So take as much speed as you possibly can into it and try and get yourself right into the pocket of the wave - then you can use the power of the wave to knock you around and back into the wave. Aim to go as vertical as you possibly can and then present as much of the board as possible to the wave - so you basically want the board to be flat at this point.”
Dany Bruch (Starboard / Challenger / AL360):
“Find a nice wave and make sure you create a lot of speed in your bottom turn, then get as vertical as possible or even further if possible - 11 o’clock - at this point throw with your hips and pull your head back so you get the power of the wave to rotate you through the move.”
Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic):
“My top tips for frontside 360s would be to look for a wave which is already almost throwing. The wave needs to be steep and have enough power to push you around. The moves all about timing, you want the wave to be slapping the bottom of your board to throw you round - that plus lots of practise and crashing too.”