The importance of the back foot in surfing

The secret of surfing lies in your feet. Whether you're a natural-footed surfer or a goofy-footer, it's important to know how to use your heels and toes when riding a wave.

"Your back foot is your accelerator pedal. Your front foot does not assist at all in the turning process, but is basically there for balance".

The words are from the four-time world surfing champion and Australian legend Mark Richards. He knows how to drive a surfboard through the wave face, and how relevant feet are to do what you want to do.

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