TRIPLE YOUR WAVE COUNT
LESSON 2: POP & CORK
NEW SURFER SERIES:
THE POP & CORK METHOD
Oh man, this is one of my favourite methods.
It's one of those sneaky little skills that packs an almighty punch 👊
Literally, mastering this one skill alone will double, if not triple your wave count.
It really is that good.
WHAT IS THE POP AND CORK METHOD
The pop and cork method is a technique whereby you sit on your board prior to catching a wave - forcing the buoyancy of your board underwater - then, releasing that built up energy at exactly the right time to literally 'pop' you onto the wave.
Time for an analogy:
Imagine you were holding a football underwater. The further you push the ball underwater, the more energy it will have once its released and rushes back to the surface.
We kind of copy this same process with our surfboards. Forcing the buoyancy underwater, and releasing it just as the wave is about to pick you up.
Let's take a closer look at how that works below.
BREAKING DOWN THE POP AND CORK METHOD
This is an advanced technique - one that'll undoubtably take a little time to master - but it's just so damn effective that we think it's really important for you to start introducing it into your game, even if you're very new to surfing.
Here's how it's done:
WRAPPING IT UP
I'm not going to lie, I use the pop and cork on virtually every wave I catch.
Firstly because I'm lazy, and secondly because it's just damn effective.
It's a difficult skill to master at first, but persevere and the payoffs will be well worth it.
*NEXT LESSON: THE TAIL-HIGH TAKE-OFF. COMING YOUR WAY SOON*