Surfer.com

how to drop in on steep waves

Posted By: simon1988

how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 05:54 PM

Yo, I am kinda new at surfing and I have having trouble dropping in on super steep waves, is there any technique or exercise i can practice to get the feel for it?
Posted By: SurfZombie

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 05:55 PM

Here's what you do.

Take your board and go to the rooftop of the tallest building you can find.

Jump off.
Posted By: stu dog

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 05:59 PM

Posted By: 12rule

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 06:04 PM



"Hey, kid: you wanna know bout Surfin, you surf. You don't surf, you don't know nothin 'bout Surfin.
Posted By: Mo_Fo

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 06:11 PM

Simon, You ever been on a surfboard before?
Hey Simon... You ever seen a grown man naked?
Simon... do you like movies about gladiators?
So Simon... did you ever hang around a gymnasium?
Simon, have you ever been in a... in a Turkish prison?




Posted By: Mr_Stagger_Lee

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 06:13 PM

Posted By: jp68

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 06:14 PM

paddle head first into the pit like a kamikaze pilot on meth
Posted By: DANNOWAR

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 06:14 PM

Posted By: ShackdOffMyMelon

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 06:16 PM

try to get in the wave as early as possible.

butt if ur doing late drops, i find it easy to take of straight (or very very slightly angled) then go into full on bottom turn.

pull in or blow up the lip after that. repeat as necessary
Posted By: justsomebody

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 06:18 PM

Posted By: plural

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 06:22 PM

Engage rail, lean forward, do not hesitate, square your shoulders in the direction you wish to go. Old golf trick: exhale before you catch the wave.
Posted By: LAisntsobad

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 06:33 PM

Posted By: cjs2002

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 06:34 PM

what kind of board are you on? assuming a fun board/egg shape/longboard. maybe a board with more rocker will help.
Posted By: FalseLight

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 08:35 PM

Quote:

paddle head first into the pit like a kamikaze pilot on meth





And put a little extra pressure with your back foot.
Posted By: Noleash

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 08:45 PM

Most common donkey mistake is not getting to your feet cleanly or quickly enough. I'm amazed at the number of choads who have to drop knee before standing - usually on funboards or longboards since that strategy does not work on a shortboard.
Posted By: BSC

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 10:01 PM

this is what i do:







[image]http://[/image]










Posted By: donuts

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 10:19 PM

Quote:

this is what i do:







[image]http://[/image]















do you ever get scared of all that steepness?
Posted By: slopokecr

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 10:22 PM

Quote:

Yo, I am kinda new at surfing and I have having trouble dropping in on super steep waves, is there any technique or exercise i can practice to get the feel for it?




Surf close-out beachbreaks relentlessly.
Posted By: BSC

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/27/10 10:46 PM

Quote:


do you ever get scared of all that steepness?




you know..i've notice that when i'm gonna drop late, i don't even paddle, or maybe just once, i just let myself drop with the white water, sometimes with the board straight down and then do the bottom turn, i don't even think about not making it.
here's another one
Posted By: otf

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/28/10 12:59 AM

Not one to throw rocks from my glass house (yeah right), but all those waves look like total MUSHBURGERS! They still look like fun waves, but nothing steep or vert.

We have beach breaks at three foot that look gnarlier.

Knice droppage none the less.


Keep pimping the pics.
Posted By: ShackdOffMyMelon

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/28/10 01:08 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:


do you ever get scared of all that steepness?




you know..i've notice that when i'm gonna drop late, i don't even paddle, or maybe just once, i just let myself drop with the white water, sometimes with the board straight down and then do the bottom turn, i don't even think about not making it.
here's another one



FKN LOL




at first i was all

then i was

now i'm all
Posted By: BSC

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/28/10 10:06 PM

Quote:

Not one to throw rocks from my glass house (yeah right), but all those waves look like total MUSHBURGERS! They still look like fun waves, but nothing steep or vert.

We have beach breaks at three foot that look gnarlier.

Knice droppage none the less.

Keep pimping the pics.




hmmm...well, those were of me surfing on our regular days that we took the camera out, not an epic day and not from gnarly waves that myself might pull back of, sorry if i didn't meet your criteria for steep, vert or gnarly, i'm not a pro just a regular surfer, also i was showing my kinda' late take offs, i wuld've posted better pictures if i wanted to show off the spots.
here are some pics we took of other surfers in our local breaks(all of these in a 5 mile radius) on better days.

I'm sure pro fotographers on better days, with better luck, better camera, and better surfers will have better shots of this and previous years.
All these shots and the ones of me are from 2010(ok maybe a couple from 09)

we'd like to see some of your this year's pictures of your local breaks of yourself surfing.

hope this is better for your like.

like i said, i'm sure i can find really nice perfect looking pictures from around here, but these were taken by us.















Posted By: stocked

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/29/10 02:27 AM

Quote:

Quote:

paddle head first into the pit like a kamikaze pilot on meth





And put a little extra pressure with your back foot.




When I take off deep behind an a-frame or barrel only, I lean into that motherfucker practically head and hands first like no manana (frontside), or grab rail headfirst (backside), drop straight into the barrel rather than going into the flats and wasting a tube section for a bottom turn into the end section of a TP shaped wave. If it's a steep drop only with enough time for a bottom turn and down the line stuff I give some back foot backside if I'm late, frontside I don't much think much about it. Early entry is the key imo. "Kamikazi meth pilot" is my new band and great advice when you're pushing your own personal envelope.
Posted By: sponge

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/29/10 03:15 AM

Do this... well, and make the bottom turn.






Posted By: Mr Doof

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/29/10 02:43 PM

Quote:

Yo, I am kinda new at surfing and I have having trouble dropping in on super steep waves, is there any technique or exercise i can practice to get the feel for it?




1 New surfers always suck at steep waves
2 New surfers must surf to get better
3 Once you are no longer a 'new surfer' you will still surf steep waves to stay OK/good at surfing steep waves
Posted By: skullver

Re: how to drop in on steep waves - 07/29/10 04:09 PM

Practice practice. Commitment plays a huge part of it, you hesitate for one split second, you are going over! Once you commit, never even think about pulling out, even if a trip over the falls is eminent. And paddle as hard as you possibly can unless you do the flip and launch late drop:)
© 2019 SURFER Magazine Forum | Surf News, Fantasy Surfer, Photos, Video, and Forecasting