Wakesurf Tips

What is the difference between Regular and Goofy?

When learning board sports like skateboarding, snowboarding or wakesurfing, the first thing you need to figure out is your stance. There are two possible stances – regular foot and goofy foot.

Your stance is which foot is in front of the other when you're riding. When standing on a board, you'll want your dominant foot to go in the back, since it's stronger and does most of the pushing, turning, etc. Regular means to stand on the board with your left foot forward. Your right foot will be behind it, near the tail of the board. Goofy is the opposite of regular – your right foot is forward and your left foot is back near the tail

If you are right-handed, it's highly likely that your stance is regular.

One of the easiest and most reliable ways to determine your stance is the push test.
Stand naturally with your feet even and close together. Ask a friend to gently push you from behind. Try your best not to anticipate the push. You'll feel like you're falling, and one of your feet will naturally try to brace your fall. The foot that you catch yourself with is usually your dominant foot.

What is the difference between skim and surfstyle?

There are two prevailing styles in wakesurfing; skim and surf.

Skim Style

Skim style is all about doing spins, airs, and skate-inspired tricks behind the boat. Skim style boards spin very easily and typically have very little rocker. Skim-style wakesurfing is sort of like a cross between surfing and wakeskating. Skim style wakesurf will generally requires less pumping to stay on the wake, making it easier to trail the boat

Skim style is the dominant style in Hong kong

Surf Style

Surf style is more like traditional ocean surfing with an emphasis on carving and slashing and airs. A surf-style board usually has more fins that are typically deeper. This allows for more aggressive turns, but usually makes surf-style wakesurf boards more challenging to spin. Surf-style boards are easier for beginners to learn on, while advanced riders enjoy the high-speed maneuverability of surf-style boards. Surf style wakesurf will generally requires more pumping to stay on the wake