drag-foot turn

Discarded method of turning a surfboard by dipping the back foot into the water along the board's tail section; a right dip to turn right, left dip to turn left. The long wooden surfboard used in the first half of the 20th century was not only heavy—generally 50 pounds or more—but rudderless, so that anything but the gentlest turning motion on the part of the surfer did nothing but throw the board...

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