track, tracking

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

When a surfboard can't be maneuvered or adjusted in any way from the path its on, the result of either rider error or faulty board design, it is said to be "tracking." Tracking almost always happens at higher speeds, and is often the result of too much air and water turbulence around the board's fins, which renders the board unsteerable; it can also be caused by the surfer riding too far forward o...

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