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My son surfs switchfoot - advice #2985308
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So my 10 year old is becoming a talented little ripper. Thing is, he surfs regularfoot and skates goofy. The last few times I've taken him out here at Folly, he's managed to pop up frontside going both right and left. Did it one time just out of the blue and we were both pretty surprised. He prefers to go right/regular and he of course, doesn't quite appreciate the potential gift I think he has with what appears to be a pretty much natural ability to surf frontside either way. Would welcome advice on encouraging him to keep trying without annoying the sh*t out of him.

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Re: My son surfs switchfoot - advice [Re: OneWorldEd] #2985311
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worked for dan mann although we gave him shit as a kid,, wheres' your backside?

Re: My son surfs switchfoot - advice [Re: OneWorldEd] #2985314
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I'd kill for the ability to make every wave be whatever i decided it should be.

Tell that kid to stop showing off!

Re: My son surfs switchfoot - advice [Re: OneWorldEd] #2985323
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I think if your kid is getting fast down the line barrels (like kirra, sandspit, skeleton bay, sand pointbreaks etc) he's gonna want to be frontside more often whether it's rights or lefts and backside for shorter compact tubes (t-poo, wedgy beachbreaks, etc). I sure wish I could do that.

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Re: My son surfs switchfoot - advice [Re: OneWorldEd] #2985329
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Re: My son surfs switchfoot - advice [Re: OneWorldEd] #2985348
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Sounds like a classic ambidextrous case.
Just let him do whatever he feels feel right to him.

I was like that as a kid...still am, eventually you just get more comfortable with one way versus the other is certain things.
Usually whatever I learned as a kid is the way I do most things now. But when I try new stuff sometimes I still go righty vs lefty, or vice versa just depends what it is.

But regardless of which side I end up picking for something I can still do most things almost just as well with my other side about 70% as well.

I use to switch stance as a kid but almost always surf goofyfoot unless I'm on a log which I can ride either way still.

Skateboarding and snowboarding I can do either but try and stay goofy.

Re: My son surfs switchfoot - advice [Re: OneWorldEd] #2985429
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Groms in the lineup are practicing surfing switch over trying to go airborne these days.

Local lineup observations anyways.

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Re: My son surfs switchfoot - advice [Re: jbd] #2985914
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Originally Posted by jbd
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Sounds like a classic ambidextrous case.
Just let him do whatever he feels feel right to him.

I was like that as a kid...still am, eventually you just get more comfortable with one way versus the other is certain things.
Usually whatever I learned as a kid is the way I do most things now. But when I try new stuff sometimes I still go righty vs lefty, or vice versa just depends what it is.

But regardless of which side I end up picking for something I can still do most things almost just as well with my other side about 70% as well.

I use to switch stance as a kid but almost always surf goofyfoot unless I'm on a log which I can ride either way still.

Skateboarding and snowboarding I can do either but try and stay goofy.







Good stuff my old schoolmate. The only thing I could ever do switch was snowboard.
Kid's already surpassing his pops on most pursuits - except surfing and mountain biking... That too will come soon enough.

Re: My son surfs switchfoot - advice [Re: OneWorldEd] #2985921
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guy i grew up with in la jolla was a very good goofy foot surfer, and skated regular

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As long as it's not the band [switchfoot] he'll be alright.

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My oldest son started surfing at age 4, regular foot. When he picked up a skateboard a few years later, he skated goofy. Then he started surfing goofy foot. Still surfs goofy, pretty damn well, and will occasionally bust out regular on a long board. He's pretty ambidextrous with his hands too.

My advice is to let him surf and have fun. When you start bringing in too many rules and "you should do it this way to be good/cool/accepted/get a sponsor" it becomes just like every other bullshit thing we have to do in this world.


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Watching some contest heats last weekend they were saying Medina skates regular. Both him and Italo were doing switchfoot after the final. Wouldn’t put too much thought into it, just let the kid be. If anything it will likely improve the wiring of his brain while developing into a fully formed human.

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Originally Posted by youcantbeserious
My oldest son started surfing at age 4, regular foot. When he picked up a skateboard a few years later, he skated goofy. Then he started surfing goofy foot. Still surfs goofy, pretty damn well, and will occasionally bust out regular on a long board. He's pretty ambidextrous with his hands too.

My advice is to let him surf and have fun. When you start bringing in too many rules and "you should do it this way to be good/cool/accepted/get a sponsor" it becomes just like every other bullshit thing we have to do in this world.


Don't worry. I have no interest in pushing him too hard or being a soccer/surf dad. The only rule I give him is to have fun and appreciate how lucky he is to live at the beach.

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Continue skating and well not make a difference which way he starts on wave since all good skaters can go both ways on almost all tricks...


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