One Cutback

Look where you want to go!

Look where you want to go

14 years old.

Already countless hours in the water spent trying to replicate the turns of the people I looked up to.

On this choppy, disorganized day; I already knew to look where I wanted to go and I knew to open up my chest and follow through with my back arm.

The foundation had been set.

About 1stpeaksteve

Welcome to The Side Wedge! The Side Wedge is a product of the journey through life of Steve Zima. Former professional surfer, a writer, surf coach, and hospitality manager. This is a collection of travel tips, motivation, and stories from my past. Finally, I offer surf coaching through The Side Wedge. Please feel free to contact me with questions if you want to improve your performance today! Thanks for reading!
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2 Responses to One Cutback

  1. Mullet killer says:

    “Diggin” da old photos. I suppose I can’t “lay” into you too much since this was before the grab rail cuttie or draging the back arm for a sharper pivot point. At least your holding your turn with no signs of a two stager. Good on the grommet. All you mostly see today is some kid chop-hoppin in the flats.

    • 1stpeaksteve says:

      Even worse, I am on a twin fin. I had the basics down for sure! I did notice that I must have been riding along the top like a floater and then went into a cutback. No spray near the lip line…then again I weighed like 110 pounds!

      Now if I can only get those pesky air to reos down like any modern 13 year old then I will be golden!

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