Hopefully this month I can help some surfers learning or wanting to improve their backhand surfing.
Personally, I really like Taylor Knox as an example for a surfer with a really solid technique that can be copied by other surfers.
Lets go through the early turns that you will need to improve your backhand
Wave Type: flatter faced or slower
This is a turn that most surfers breeze past and make a half turn. The best surfers and top competitive surfers always make it into a major.
Step 1: Quality bottom turn, targeting shoulder of the wave.
Step 2: Engaging toe side rail before top of the wave.
Step 3: Turning head to look to bottom corner of the foam. Head stays focused on bottom corner of the foam until turn flattens out. This is the most important step. Lengthening out the turn so it is a longer turn and committing to the head turn.
Step 4: Transfer weight to front knee
Step 5: Back into next bottom turn