It is considered one of the most effortless air maneuvers, but at the same time, it requires a lot of training.
Before you start training, you should be fluent in tricks such as cutbacks, floaters, and re-entry, and your skill level should be close to professional.
We figured out the restrictions; now, we will select the wave. We need a powerful wave a meter and a half high and a good slope.
You will need a lot of speed, so pumping should be done. Pick up the pace and stay between the middle and the top of the wave.
Once you have identified a suitable wave section, begin an upward turn towards the crest. Move with the front edge and try not to lose all the speed gained up to this point.
The stored speed will help you lift off the shelf and fly into the air. Now, you have to transfer the momentum from the wave’s lip into the air.
Make sure the plane of your face is parallel to the beginning of the lock at the moment of liftoff, and try not to fly too high, as this increases the likelihood of you falling.
When you are in the air, face the nose of the surfboard towards the beach. You will have to straighten your trailing leg a little to do this.
To add more visual appeal to your gimmick, pull your knees up to your chest and complement it with various board grips (double grab, mute grab, frontside grab, etc.).
Don’t lean back too far; nothing good will come of it.
Do all this with your knees slightly bent to absorb the energy of the splashdown. Try to keep the board flat on the water.
As you touch, continue to keep your knees turned and guide the board with your dominant foot.
There are many ways to do Frontside air, but it is best to fly with an ollie but using the wave as a springboard.
Nobody does Frontside Air better than him.
- Try to pick up the highest possible speed, and maintain it before taking off from the wave.
- Press down on the board with your back foot and bring your knees to your chest.
- Don’t lean back too far.
- On landing, press down on the board and bend your knees.