Random question. My daughter skateboards natural but pops up goofy when surfing. Anyone else done this successfully or do you think it’s better to retrain to just one stance?
Not sure, but if she's doing it naturally it's probably fine.
Yeah I do that. Surf Goofy, skate natural. Best thing is with a bit of practice and patients over the years I now go both ways skate and surf!! win win. I agree with kbomb leave it be.
Thanks Rusty. Good to know. I did kind of think the same thing, but being so dominantly right-handed I just found it hard to imagine being able to do it.
I surf natural and skate and snowboard goofy. I skated more when I was younger (lived inland) and often think I might have been a better surfer if I went goofy. I tried but it felt weird for some reason. I got a smoothstar a few years back and forced myself to skate it exclusively natural foot. I feel like it helps a bit. My advice is just let her go whichever way feels right to her.
I think the ultimate surfing skill would be being able to surf both goofy and natural.
If I could go back and start again I would alternate, first wave right foot forward second wave left foot forward, and so on.
How good was this - Pops Ho