Striking For Speed

Ultimately when your surfing nearly every turn you do should create speed (not lose speed) it is the reason why we do turns. If you are looking down the line, it means you’re not turning and not [...]

Clayton Nienaber Interviewed on Surf Mastery

Maven Surf on Surf Mastery Maven Surf, Head Coach, Ex-Pro Surfer and Surfboard Shaper Clayton Nienaber shares his unique perspective on advanced surfing techniques, surfboard function and reading [...]

The Importance of Correct Compression In Surfing

Don’t Look To Far Down The Line

A lot of surfers look to far down the line and try to attack sections that are three, four, five metres ahead of them. Whereas directly in front of them, one metre away there is a lip that is an [...]

Use The Whole Wave Face

Most surfers drop in and race as fast as they can down the line, mid face, and never set anything up. You have to take off, go straight to the bottom and hold your bottom turn all the way up top [...]

Are You Surfing To Fast!!

Surfing to fast messes with your technique! It takes you out of the pocket and into the flat part of the wave. It also has a tendency to make you want to keep on surfing fast, otherwise you lose [...]

Getting Stuck In The Lip

If you are going up for a top turn and getting stuck in the lip, generally this means you are surfing flat and the lip does not have a surface to push against in order to drive you back down the [...]

The Power Is In The Twist