Corky Carroll: ‘Side-slipping’ may be a lost surf skill, but it still has a purpose

Corky Carroll: ‘Side-slipping’ may be a lost surf skill, but it still has a purpose

Orange County Register
October 22, 2019, 4:00 pm
It was sort of an alternative to the cutback. Gerry Lopez came to the U.S. Championships at Huntington Beach in 1969 and amazed the crowds by doing a series of tail-based side-slips right next to the pier. These were more “stall” maneuvers than those I had seen Dora do at Malibu. He would turn quickly at the top of the wave and rock his ...
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