Front Rolls Print

Front Rolls

Front rolls are much harder to learn than back rolls because you must change your momentum after your load and pop.

Load and pop mastery.

To the Point:
Load and pop, then throw your front ear down toward the toes of your back foot.

Step One:
Load and pop

Step Two:
As you release from the water, snap your head down with your front ear toward the toes of your back foot.  This movement will start to spin you.

Step Three:
Tuck your legs in to accelerate your rotation, and keep looking behind you as the water comes back into your view.

Step Four:
Start to straighten your legs as you touch the board to the water at a downwind angle.

Step Five:
Land flat on top of the board with it pointed downwind.

If you throw your head down more, your front roll will be more of a roll instead of a spin.