Yeah, that's basically it, but I feel you have to do less input than you think you should.
Yes I have noticed that although a few times - the wave seems to pick you up with it - although I have exited the back of the wave with nothing under the foil so I am probably not diving down fast enoughdavesails7 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:31 pmYeah, that's basically it, but I feel you have to do less input than you think you should.
My guess is there is a high pressure area in front of the wave and a low pressure area behind the wave. It feels like i naturally get more lift coming up to the wave then the foil drops on its own after the wave.
light on your feet/foil after passing the crest or traversing crests at an angle seem to work best for me
plummet wrote: ↑Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:40 pmWell 95% of my riding is in swell between 1m and 4m. As you hit into the swell the wave energy will lift you up. When you crest the swell you will need to push down with the front foot too so you follow the contours of the swell. With smaller shorter period swell you can "pump" through it like a bmxer pumps through rythem sections on a bmx track. Slice through any chop and focus on following the swell contours.
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