Step-offs

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verner started the topic in Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 at 3:03am

Excuse my ignorance.

I have been coming across the word step off a fair bit of late and im not really sure what it means?

Im assuming it is to do with tow surfing?

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verner commented Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 at 3:04am

for example:

"Greg Russ got so many sick ones, just stepping off into bombs that would barrel all the way through,"

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brianp commented Saturday, 18 Sep 2010 at 5:09am

From the context of the quote I'd say stepping off is when the tow surfer lets go of the rope and commits to dropping into a wave

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scoopmaster commented Saturday, 18 Sep 2010 at 8:51am

i think its tow surfing minus the rope i.e hold on to the seat of the ski while standing on your board and let go once up to speed.

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alva commented Saturday, 18 Sep 2010 at 9:27am

i reckon its when a jetski drops them onto a wave..makes sense to me, step off the ski into a wave to hard to paddle into or a beachie to gnarly to surf and paddle out..who knows what it means to them though

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evo62 commented Saturday, 18 Sep 2010 at 10:41am

That;s what I thought too Alva. They jump off the ski onto the board once they wave gets steep enough to surf

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alva commented Saturday, 18 Sep 2010 at 10:21pm

yeah mate seen it done before looks pretty fun...minus the wash throughs and horrid paddle outs haha