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Wakesurf Trick List
The following Wakesurf Trick List was compiled by the World WakeSurf Association.
Listed in order of difficulty. Some of these tricks can only
be performed on a skim style board, while others can only be performed
on a surf style board. The style of board appropriate for each trick is noted at the end of each line.
Pumping- turning up and down the face of the wake to gain speed. (Both styles)
Stalling- Applying pressure to your back foot to slow down or "stall". (Both styles)
Floater- When a rider and board "floats" on top of the wake. (Both styles)
Lip slide- Just like a floater but the board is sideways. (Both styles)
Spray- gouging into the face of the wake to create the water under you to explode and spray. (Both styles)
Fire Hydrant- Placing one hand on the board and taking your front foot off. (Both styles)
Posing- doing hand and body positions while riding for cool style points. (Both styles)
Hang 5 - Rider extends front foot (toes) over front of board (Both styles). More credit by judges the further forward the rear foot.
Rail Grabs - Grabbing the board's rail while the board is on the wake - one or both hands. (Both styles)
Cutbacks - Bashing off the lip of the wake with the board - the more extreme and risky the better. (Both styles)
Paddle back in - Going to the extreme rear of the wake, throwing down on the board and paddling back in to the power zone. This can also be done by pulling the outside rail of the board to bring it back to the power zone. (Surf style)
Tubing It - Throwing down on the board and sliding back into the tube until covered up - the deeper the better, and then popping out and standing back up on the board. (Surf style)
Switch Stance-Riding with the opposite foot forward. (Both styles)
180 spin - Spinning 180 on the wake - Board and rider spin. (Both styles - more difficult surf style) The video shows first a toeside 180 and then a heelside 180. Both show a regular turn. A blind turn is more difficult.
Airs- Launching off the lip with board into the air and landing back on the wake (toeside or heelside). (Both styles)
One Hand Grab Air - Grabbing one rail of the board while the board is airborne above the wake. (Both styles - more difficult surf style)
Double Grab Air - Grabbing both rails of the board while the board is airborne above the wake. (Both styles -more difficult surf style)
Hang 10 - Rider extends both feet (toes) over end of board (Surf style)
360 spin- Spinning 360 on the face of the wake - Board and rider spin. (Both styles - more difficult surf style)
540 spin - Rider spins continuously 1 1/2 times until he is riding switch stance forward (Both styles - but extremely difficult surf style)
720 spin - Rider spins continuously 2 complete 360's (Both styles - but extremely difficult surf style)
Alley oop air 180- doing an air while spinning 180 the blind direction. (Trick style)
180 air- doing and air and spinning a 180 in the air and landing in with a switch stance. (Trick style)
180 shuv-it - spinning just the board 180 under your feet and landing with the board "backwards". (Trick Style) - The video shows an Almost Shuv-It. Better video will follow as soon as we have it.
900 spin - Rider spins continuously 2 1/2 times until he is riding switch stance forward. (Both styles - but extremely difficult surf style) - The video shows an Almost 900. Better video will follow as soon as we have it.
360 shuv-it - same as a 180 but you spin the board a full 360 under your feet. NOTE: rider does not spin only the board spins. (Trick style)
Big Spin - Same as a 360 shuv-it only the rider spins a 180 at the same time the board does a 360. (Trick style)
Judging Criteria - Judge riders on the following.
1) Most difficult maneuvers.
2) Maneuvers with most power.
3) Maneuvers with most style.
4) Maneuvers with most progression (charging the maneuver as opposed to attempting it with caution).
5) New age maneuvers presented successfully.
6) Activity ( time spent being progressive, endurance of rider).
7) Wake usage (using the whole wake, especially far back where it is most difficult to recover).