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Kyuss King, age 12, spends 3 days surfing San Clemente, California.  For more Kyuss info and adventures go to:
Website: kyussking.com

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The long period swell from June 7th put a hurting on some of the Newport Wedge locals.  And thank god the cameras were there to catch all the chaos that ensued. 




 

 
 
SETUP:  When pulling off a round house cut back, the key to being successful is generating as much speed as possible before starting the maneuver.  Get a few pumps up and down the face to make sure you're movin' at the right speed.  

INITIAL TURN:   This move actually starts on your bottom turn.  Make sure you don't draw out your bottom turn to much or you will loose much of your speed in the flats. Conversely, don't make it too tight or you will be jammed in the pocket of the wave with no space to make a turn.  Make a gently arching radius while keeping your weight centered over the mid section of the board.

TRANSITION:   As you you come off your bottom turn and start your incline up the wave and out on to the shoulder.  Keep the board flat on the face of the wave as to not loose any speed.  Once you feel the speed of the board slightly start slowing, begin your turn.  Keep you head pointed in the direction you want to go.  Your heels should push down to make the inside rail create traction.  On a frontside roundhouse you should be looking over your leading shoulder as you move through the turn.   Always remember that where your head and shoulders point is where the board will end up moving.  Your weight should slightly be focused on the tail of your board in the middle of the turn which will help you push water.  

REBOUND: Once you have completed the turn, you will be facing back towards the wave.  You have to make a decision at this point.  Where should I rebound off the wave?  If you make your way up to the crest, you will be force to pull a re-entry to get back into the wave.  If you aim for the bottom you might not have enough power to rebound you back onto the shoulder.  There is a delicate balance of where to aim.  I recommend trying to ride on the inside of the foam ball to regain speed and rebound.  Once you are propelled back out on to the shoulder set up to do another roundhouse.  

Here is a good video of this move slowed down so you can see the specific movements described above.


 

About a century ago, the sport of surfing made its way from Hawaii to California’s coast. Since then, almost every area of surfing – design of surfboard, riders, and the industry – have showed drastic changes while the best surfing spots have pretty much remained unchanged. There are numerous amounts of them stretching from Northern California down to Southern California incorporating many different types waves. 

Just a little off the Highway 101, Rincon can be found on the edge of the line of Santa Barbara County and Ventura County.  On a good day you will get rubbery legs from this lengthy point-break, which is divided into: the Cove, Indicators and Rivermouth. For years, a lot of the progression of surfing took place at this spot and it is also known as the spot that produced popular surfers like Bobby Martinez and Tom Curran.

Rincon, which has a reasonably small beach, perches on the shoreline’s curve and angled towards waves coming in. This angled coastline provides and ideal setup and waves peel down the beach. This spot is a winter spot with W/NW swells making this plate light up.  As a result of the Channel Islands, the summer months are typically very flat. 

Rincon’s Best Surfboard

Although there are a variety of different boards being ridden at Rincon, the preferred stick is a shortboard.  This wave can become very high performance on the right swell and having a responsive board is key.  The shortboard surfboards are generally less than 7ft in length. There are various kinds of shortboard surfboards, including quad fin, thruster, step up and pod. This wave provides plenty of large shoulders to perfect your cutbacks, big turns and airs. 


Classic Day at Rincon - Sea Movies from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.

People who are surfing for the first time should be informed in the different types of surfboards available, as this will help to determine the amount of fun that they will have and whether they continue with the sport.

In learning to surf, it's normally suggested that you rent surfboard so you get used to the feeling of being in the ocean with a board strapped to you.  Once you have rented the surfboard, it's believed that people are better prepared to buy a board that suits their surfing needs.  Learning the different types of surfboards will aid you in selecting the right one for you.

There are various types of surfboards available to people that want to surf, some of these boards are:

Shortboard Surfboards - These kinds of surfboard allows for better wave control and uses a great deal of speed as oppose to the longboard. People are capable powerful turning and cutting back more rapidly so that they can stay ahead of the wave. Having a shortboard allows the surfer to stay in the pocket (where the breaking part of the wave meets the shoulder of the wave) more easily.

Funboard Surfboards - This type of surfboard falls in between longboards and the shortboard. It has some of the characteristics of the longboard, as it is wider and longer than your typically styled shortboard, but the shorter length relative to a longboard lends to better maneuvering. Funboard Surfboards and Longboard Surfboards are similar in popularity.  

Longboard Surfboards - This type of surfboard is the oldest kind, as it was the first type of surfboard that people rode the waves on. The physical appearance of the boards was wider and longer and heavier than those used today. The older boards where constructed of balsa and boards could weigh upwards of 70 lbs.  If your decision is to ride the waves on a longboard, then you need to choose a board that is suitable for your weight and athletic ability. The long boards are much simpler for learning although many opt for the funboard surfboards too. 

There are many surfers who only ride longboard surfboards on the flip side there are people who are die-hard short boarders. In the world of surfing, you will find most people have ridden both styles surfboards and will have both the long and short so as to match the type wave at the time.

Check out the new Equinox Surfboards Models for 2012.  Most models will be shipping around mid-April, but pre-order is available today.  The 6'10" Hybrid Surfboard - Blade is already available with many in stock.  Check out the full 2012 New boards or click any of the links below for details.  If you need any help deciding which board best fits your ability level, please drop an email to info@equinoxsurfboards.com.

5'8" Egg - Blaster 6'6" Retro Fish - Fire 6'8" Shortboard - Triton


7'6" Funboard - Lotus 8'6" Longboard - Burner
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