How to Perform a Cutback on a Bodyboard

Posted date: 04-July-2019
Taking off
Once you’ve negotiated the take off and successfully bottom turned, it’s easy to find yourself out on the waves shoulder and away from the power pocket. Now is the time to initiate a cutback.

Speed is the key
To get a nice fan of water you need to have a reasonable amount of speed so it’s best to set yourself up with a nice bottom turn. Then gun it down the line positioning yourself about midway up the face of the wave.

Getting in position
Shift your weight to your outside rail, quite far back near the tail of the board. Lead your board through the turn with your front hand. Arch your back and keep focused on the direction that you’re heading.

Carving through the turn
Now that you’ve shifted all your weight onto the rail you should produce a glorious fan of water! The more speed you have and the harder you jam your rail in, the bigger the fan should be. You’ll use all your speed at this part of your turn, giving the wave a chance to catch up with you.

Ride it out
After completing the turn, position yourself back on your inside rail as you would normally ride and continue on down the wave…

Once you’ve mastered this manoeuvre, your technical game will naturally step up a peg or two.

Tips by Rob Barber of Newquay Activity Centre

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