Controlled maneuver where rider and surfboard briefly lift off the water while dropping into a steep or concave wave face. The air-drop is usually done right after the surfer gets to his feet and begins riding. For decades, surfers sometimes mistakenly went airborne on takeoff, almost always resulting in a wipeout. Not until the late '80s was it discovered that by shifting the weight to the back ...
Air drop, Cortes Bank. Photo: Jason MurraySubscribe to view
Dede Suryana, Pipeline, 2005Subscribe to view
Air drop, Cortes Bank. Photo: Jason Murray
Dede Suryana, Pipeline, 2005