How To – Ride Onshore w. Thomas Traversa

With his first win of the season Thomas Traversa climbs his way into 3rd place on the current PWA World Tour overall rankings. Considering as he is holding a 9th, it will only take one more good result like his win in Klitmoller last week and he could be on course for the overall title this year. Consider further and may we jog your memory but he just won the event which had, well how do we say this, the most Euro of Euro wave conditions; onshore, wind blown swell with light winds. Factor that into the equation, which includes his win during the Red Bull Storm Chase, and well, let’s be honest, he is probably the most qualified person to speak to right now when it comes to getting tips for riding waves.

That’s exactly what we did, here are 5 of the most useful tips you’ll ever receive if you can relate to anything that is not down the line perfection and dare we say it but you could certainly utilise much of this in down the line as well. Call it a universal toolbox of tips right at your fingertips.

Know a friend who you think might find this useful, then don’t be afraid to share it.

1 – It’s better to use a small sail and a big board than a bigger sail and a smaller board.

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