How to Perform Advanced Efoil Surfing Tricks

How to Perform Advanced Efoil Surfing Tricks

Efoil surfing is a new, exciting, and trending sport that consists in moving using an electric surfboard with installed hydrofoils. it literally combines surfing, flying, and motor driving. However, while basic efoil surfing is exciting in itself, many surfers want to expand their capabilities and master advanced techniques.This guide covers the basics and five detailed advanced techniques, including steps, safety precautions.

Foundation Skills

Balance and Stance

The right stance is critical for advanced surfboarding. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Your front and back foots should be squared to the board, whilst the back foot should be perpendicular to your front foot. Bend your knees a little, to lower the center of your weight in the board boosting its stability. This will also allow you to stay in control and react correctly to the water’s movement.

Having an optimal weight distribution can make all the difference when it comes to hung with an efoil. Keep the center of your body’s gravity between both feet and in track with the centerline of the board. When you are learning or your practice new tricks, will have to move forward to go faster and back to go slower. Practicing this will be particularly useful for other fun maneuvers, jumps or even stunts later on.

Speed Control

Gradual motions are the way to go when mastering the efoil’s throttle. Use it smoothly, without intensity, avoiding sudden movements or rapid hard taps acceleration. Deceleration shall also occur step by step for you to get the taste of checkout on how the efoil responds to changes.

An ideal, optimal speed will be necessary for you and other advanced surfing tricks. A conserved speed will allow your body and brain to focus solely on the trick, having a comfortable margin without the danger of falling at every passing movement or crease. Riding with a specific speed constantly makes it into muscle memory and will ease the way for new tricks.

Carving and Turning Movements

Gliding and turning movements are required for advanced tricks. Shift your weight to your toes or heels when gliding, depending on your direction to the left or right, respectively. Ultimately, let your hips and shoulders turn slightly ahead of your body whilst your knees remain slightly bent. The weight shift into direction allows for precise control, steering and stability, the ideal formula for other tricks such as jumps and even spins.

Advanced Efoil Surfing Tricks

Carving Turns

When turning, lean forward and shift your weight to your toes or heels. Tilt your hips and shoulders forward, keeping your knees bent. Gradually straighten up and center your weight accordingly to make a smooth turn. The trick is in smooth weight transfer and overall constant pressure. Make sure your body moves correctly so the move is effortless and doesn't upset the balance of the board.


To jump, you should first check if the water is smooth and gather the necessary speed., Put an emphasis on your back and push the board with your legs down to get sharpness. Moreover, the main point here is to keep the body as collected as possible in the air. Also, when you land, try to bend your knees to reduce the load. Almost immediately draw the center of gravity forward to stabilize the position. You should repeat the move until you do it without wobbling, and you have complete stability as soon as you land. A dense and timely push is of the utmost importance to get a beautiful trajectory, and the tight body position will provide simplicity and efficiency when landing.

360 Spin

To do a 360 degree spin, go fast enough but not too fast and center your feet. After you have shifted your weight back and turned with your shoulders, turn your hips and shoulders. Do this as smoothly as possible and at the end bring your weight back to the center and accelerate with the throttle, which can also be done more easily with the help of efoil wings. The main point is to do this as smoothly as possible and not accelerate too much so that you have time to center at the end. The main safety precautions are to do this in calm water, avoid obstacles, and wear a helmet and crash vest.

Nose Dive Recovery

Realize that you are about to dive and quickly shift your weight to your back foot, lifting the nose of the board. Adjust the throttle to regain speed and stabilize the board. This trains quick, agile weight transfer. Practice in a controlled environment to build confidence in recovering from a dive. Be sure to wear a crash vest and helmet in advance. Practice in safe conditions to minimize risk.


Increase speed and then start to flip, shifting your weight back and pushing with your legs. Pull your knees to your chest to speed up the rotation. Determine the landing position, extend your legs, and use your knees to absorb the impact to maintain stability. Focus on leg power and body compression here. Also, make sure the water is deep enough before performing this maneuver. Wear a helmet and anti-collision vest to avoid injury during high-impact operations.

Safety Considerations

You should always have a helmet, impact west, and wetsuit if necessary. These will protect you against probable falls and impacts, decreasing the possibility of severe traumas.

Regularly examine your efoil and conditions, equipment for any damage, or tears. Make sure the battery is fully charged, the remote is in good keeping, and all the parts of the foil are secure.

Start learning a trick on open water, far away from the obstacles to have the right space to practice new stunts and avoid the outerlays. It can also be good to practice tricks in calm still water. Avoid the risk of run-ins in risky waters, and make sure you are sure if you want to do your trick not just the ballpark.

It is important to test only those tricks you have learned and listened to your body, not to do what it has not had time to master. It is necessary to start doing a more simple trick and then gradually switching to more complicated ones.

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