fin-first takeoff

Hotdog manouver done in small surf, where the rider paddles into the wave fin-first, stands, and quickly slides the board in a half-revolution to get into a standard nose-first position. Also known as a reverse takeoff, or skeg-first takeoff. Endless Summer star Mike Hynson did a prone version of the fin-first takeoff in the early '60s; California surfer David Nuuhiwa popularized the move in the m...

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