How To Bodyboard; The Forward Spin
Body boarding: The Forward Spin. Bodyboard like a pro by pulling off the tips and tricks contained within this video. The basic bodyboard forward spin is explained here by VideoJug's resident body boarding expert teacher.
|Step 1: You will need|
Step 2: The set up
The forward spin is a basic manoeuvre which, performed in the right section of a wave, will look very impressive. It will also allow a rider to reposition themselves towards the lip or shoulder of the wave.
To start the spin, you need to make a small turn up the face of the wave while at the same time releasing your inside rail.
Step 3: The spin
To keep the momentum of the spin going, move your weight to the front of the board and keep it flat to the wave. Pulling your legs up will keep you from digging in by moving your centre of mass further up your board and will also help speed your rotation.
After you have completed the 360-degree spin, move back on your board so you do not nosedive on your descent back down the face of the wave.
Having completed the spin you are then ready to make a bottom turn and prepare for your next move.