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Flashy maneuver in which surfboard and rider, angling across a wave, both rotate 360 degrees. In the original version—known as the "sliding 360" and popularized by California surfer J Riddle in 1969—the surfer leaned forward, disengaged the fin, pushed down with the back foot, and slid the board around in a circle. The sliding 360 for the most part was dismissed as a trick, and with the exception ...

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