Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Installment: Surf Hotties

Pretty self explanatory:


HOW TO: Bottom Turns Explained

The bottom turn is one of the most important aspects of a good ride. So what is it? The bottom turn is the first maneuver a surfer will make after dropping in. It helps generate speed and power and sets the surfer up for the rest of the wave.

How to:

1. As you make your way down the face of the wave you will need to push off the bottom (trough) of the wave and turn your board away from the peak (put the breaking part of the wave behind you)

Frontside: (facing the wave, looking out at the ocean): Keeping your eyes where you want to end up, bend your knees and push the toe end of your board into the wave, using your hips to turn the board in an arc back towards the face. Be careful not to over commit to the turn or you will kick out over the top and lose all your power.

Backside: (facing the beach, back to the face of the wave) Keeping your eyes where you want to end up, bend your knees and push the heel end of your board into the wave. Turn until you are in the power zone of the wave or kick of the lip and glide back down. The same rules for over commitment apply here.

Confusing enough?

Try this video chock-full of bottom turns in oz and cool time lapse effects.

Or join us at one of our costa rica surfing camps and let us teach you first hand!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More new videos up! Contest in the works...

Awesome videos of our winter 2010 students progressing and ripping waves!

CRSI also has a web-contest in the works. For now the details are a secret, but the grand prize is going to involve a FREE week-long surf camp in Costa Rica!

Stay tuned!


Monday, March 1, 2010