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Topic: How do you Duck Dive Waves on a Longboard?

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Me

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How do you Duck Dive Waves on a Longboard?

« on: November 23 2006 06:11:00 »

Any longboard experts out there?

How do you guys do this especially when the whitewater is bigger than 6 feet?

I get dragged back 30 feet each time?

Should I go back to my summer fish?

By:

bigfatron

RE: How do you Duck Dive Waves on a Longboard?

« Reply #1 on: November 23 2006 08:11:00 »

Eat lots of pies and do press ups or you could try to do the eskimo roll. Or paddle hard.

By:

FAT_BASTARD

Duck Dive Waves on a Longboard?

« Reply #2 on: November 24 2006 01:11:00 »

I ate pies and look what happend to me.

No, if the whitewater is > than 5 feet, you cannot duckdive on a longboard without snapping it!

Solution: wait for the lulls and rush out, or if caught on the inside, nothing works other than bailing off. If you don't bail off you are going to get dragged back to your starting point brah'....

At the Pipe I allow the wave drag me back to shore and then I paddle out at the channel - there is no better way!

By:

Mike

RE: How do you Duck Dive Waves on a Longboard?

« Reply #3 on: November 29 2006 09:11:00 »

bro, unless you the Hulk you not gonna duck dive 6' waves on a long board. The only thing to do is either turtle roll, or find a rip that takes you around the surf.
outies

By:

Gerry Lopez

Duck Dive Waves on a Longboard?

« Reply #4 on: November 30 2006 07:11:00 »

Easy, we just abandon the board and dive down, down, down ...that goes for long or short board!

By:

the Hulk 2

RE: How do you Duck Dive Waves on a Longboard?

« Reply #5 on: November 30 2006 08:11:00 »

hey I just said 'I am the Hulk'
and post was deleted, duh!

I have a sort of semi gun 7 foot 6 and can duck dive on that, the pointed nose helps to get in water, whereas at that size a mini mal etc, I think its the nose shape.

On my 9 foot 1 longboard, only can duck dive after xmas day or a food festival.

By:

Riff

RE: How do you Duck Dive Waves on a Longboard?

« Reply #6 on: December 01 2006 23:12:00 »

Don't worry Ripple lake Di$k !!!  He's just Reacting over brain envy, and Dic k envy.   He suffers from cronic Arsehole syndrome.  He's constantly an Arsehole,  Because he's socially retarded and thats why.  Don't pay any attention Ripple boy.  So how is the Lake ?  How big are the Ripples today. 5-9 inches ?  I know even if their that small, they are bigger then your shwaaa !!!!  And when their bigger then your Shwaaaa,  You break out the Longboard.  How do you ? Tom, Duckdive a 9 inch Ripple ? HAHAHAHAhahahaha !!!!! LOL.

By:

frey

RE: How do you Duck Dive Waves on a Longboard?

« Reply #7 on: December 02 2006 11:12:00 »

please go have a good sesion what ever you surf and vent some of this damn fustration; it's just lame

By:

ken

RE: How do you Duck Dive Waves on a Longboard?

« Reply #8 on: December 07 2006 08:12:00 »

Hi Me,

For white water up to 6' you can position the nose of your board up so you will ride up over the white water, this will take some practice but in time you will learn to get up and over easliy.  for anything bigger I usally get off my board and bear hug the nose to get through. When confronting a large face you can dig the nose of your board into the face and then pull yourself under the lip and pop out the back. If you find yourself in the position where the lip of a large wave is going to come down on top of you and you have a leashe on go for the dive, but remember to position your board so that it's parallel to the wave so the lip can't smack the board dead center or you might end up with two short boards.

Hope this helps,

By:

dave g

RE: How do you Duck Dive Waves on a Longboard?

« Reply #9 on: July 23 2008 07:07:00 »

as you have read turtle roll or a shorter board are the only ways to go.takeing a 9+ board out on a day were the white water is over 6 feet is simply not a good idea. another option is what we call the head lock. just before the white water reaches you slide off your board wrap your arm around the nose (like a head lock) and push yourself and the nose under the wave. with a little practise its quite good.


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