3 Tricks to Try the Next Time You’re Surfboarding

Aug 11, 2023 | Surfing

Surfing isn’t just standing on a board and going after each wave you see. The goal isn’t necessarily just to go after the largest wave in the water to be the best surfer. Instead, you can try tricks that may excite you more. There isn’t one specific way to improve. It’s all about you enjoying and challenging yourself while remaining safe in the water. 

So if you’re thinking that learning some tricks could be your next step on a surfboard, read on. 

And we want to stress, that at Beach Boys Cabanas, sometimes searched as Beach Boys Cabana, we offer surfboard rentals to help you learn tricks. We’re a company that’s a search result for “surfboard rentals near me” for those in Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach.   

General Information/Safety 

There isn’t a set number of hours that it takes to learn to surf. While you may be able to master the basics in as little as two hours, it requires more time to perform more advanced moves. You may get more confident in your skills in five to 20 hours, but sometimes, people need more time to feel confident enough to tackle larger waves or perform tricks. 

For instance, while it may only take you 30 minutes to learn to stand on the board, someone else may spend an entire session nailing this task. Sometimes, there are instances when someone can ride “green waves” in little time, but the average person may take 150 hours or more. 

Instead of setting time goals, just spend as much time as possible working on your surfing, and once you get confident start tackling more difficult waves and tricks. 


Oh, snap!

For this trick, you need to use that “surfboard rental near me” to create a turn that extends from the bottom of the way to the top. For this move, you turn up at a 30- to 50-degree angle. 

When you’re performing this move, you want to choose a steep wave. Your board should be what directs you. But one secret with this move — put your shoulders into it in the center of the wave. You’ll want to turn your shoulders at the wave. Make sure you lift your arms. And finally, use your back leg to push away from your board rental. 


This is essentially what its name suggests — a full rotation on your board. We’d like to stress that, like the previous trick, you can do this on any surfboard rental we offer. 

For this stunt, you choose the wave you want to approach. Come at it at a 45-degree angle. 

Make sure you keep your speed steady for the best results. 

Next, drive the board towards the lip of the wave, and then continue by turning your board in the direction of the whitewater. You’ll ultimately be transferring your weight from your back foot to your front foot. 

Alley Oop 

Better make sure that surfboard rental is ready for this impressive trick. 

With this stunt, you’ll be flying over top of the wave of you’re choosing. 

To perform this trick, look for an open-faced wave that has a break section. It’s the only kind of wave that this trick works with. 

Your next step is to accelerate toward the wave. You then do a bottom, 45-degree turn. Then, let the tip of your surfboard pass the lip of it, as you bend your knees while on the board. You ultimately want to kick the tail out and then pop off the lip of the board. 

At Beach Boys Cabanas, we’re available to help you learn tricks that you can impress others and yourself with. Plus, you can have fun while learning these.

Call us today to schedule your surfboard rental at 910-712-3776. We also have a convenient online form