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[ap-ug] Hanging 10 at Waikiki


Roland Christen
 


Goofy foot in the right position.
How's that? Where should the foot be pointing?

Rolando


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From: ROBERT WYNNE <robert-wynne@...>
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Great photo. Would have never guessed you were in your 60's when the photo was taken. Goofy foot in the right position. -Best, Robert
On 12/07/2020 1:57 PM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:
 
 
Ok, you guys asked for it, here it is. Rolando hanging on for dear life with all 10 toenails dug into a longboard with Diamond Head in the background.
 
Rolando
 

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Woody Schlom
 

Roland,

 

I think “Goofy Footed” means left handed, left footed.  I’ve only body-surfed so don’t know about these things first-hand (or first-foot), but I’m pretty sure a Goofy Footed surfer is a leftie.  And I further suspect that left-footed surfers put the opposite (“goofy”) foot forward.  So are you a leftie – like me?

 

On the other hand, perhaps celestial surfers should always point their dominant foot to True North – so they’re properly aligned?  Yikes.

 

Woody

 

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Goofy foot in the right position.

How's that? Where should the foot be pointing?

 

Rolando

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: ROBERT WYNNE <robert-wynne@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io; Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Dec 7, 2020 4:45 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Hanging 10 at Waikiki

Great photo. Would have never guessed you were in your 60's when the photo was taken. Goofy foot in the right position. -Best, Robert

On 12/07/2020 1:57 PM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:

 

 

Ok, you guys asked for it, here it is. Rolando hanging on for dear life with all 10 toenails dug into a longboard with Diamond Head in the background.

 

Rolando

 


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Roland Christen
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Roland Christen
 

I see what you mean. Actually I was turned that way so i could see Diamond Head. Maybe next time I'll try the other direction. (assuming there is a next time).

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Mon, Dec 7, 2020 5:10 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Hanging 10 at Waikiki

Roland,
 
I think “Goofy Footed” means left handed, left footed.  I’ve only body-surfed so don’t know about these things first-hand (or first-foot), but I’m pretty sure a Goofy Footed surfer is a leftie.  And I further suspect that left-footed surfers put the opposite (“goofy”) foot forward.  So are you a leftie – like me?
 
On the other hand, perhaps celestial surfers should always point their dominant foot to True North – so they’re properly aligned?  Yikes.
 
Woody
 
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Goofy foot in the right position.
How's that? Where should the foot be pointing?
 
Rolando
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: ROBERT WYNNE <robert-wynne@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io; Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Dec 7, 2020 4:45 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Hanging 10 at Waikiki
Great photo. Would have never guessed you were in your 60's when the photo was taken. Goofy foot in the right position. -Best, Robert
On 12/07/2020 1:57 PM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:
 
 
Ok, you guys asked for it, here it is. Rolando hanging on for dear life with all 10 toenails dug into a longboard with Diamond Head in the background.
 
Rolando
 

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


John
 

Aloha Rolando and all,

  Goofy foot means your right foot is up front (ie towards the nose of the board).  Your left foot is in the back (towards the tail).  With
a little more of your weight placed on the back foot (at least on a short board, not sure about that when using a long board)

  Regular footed means just the opposite.  Your left foot is forward (closest to the nose of the board).  That is how I used to surf (and now snowboard).
Unfortunately, I'm in my 60s also, and surfing seems to be more of a challenge as I can't get up quick enough (plus there's no waves here in Nevada)!

  I don't think it really matters much which stance you use just as long as you feel comfortable in your stance.  Just don't drop in on the locals (when they're
already on the wave), otherwise you might get the 'stink eye' !!  :)  In either case I hope you got some good waves and I'm sure you found out surfing is a great workout!!

    John