Ok, so we know about the pivot point and how important that is from previous lessons, and we also know about the coanda effect too.

Now the third piece in the puzzle for nose-riding is downward pressure.

Let's take a closer look.


Downward pressure is applied to the tail of the surfboard during most nose-rides.

Once positioned correctly, the wave will break onto the back third of your board, applying weight and downward pressure, which helps you to avoid nose diving when you're nose-riding.

So, during a nose-ride the wave will be breaking over the back third of the board, the coanda effect will be gripping into the wave applying downward pressure also, and the fin will be digging into the wave face for control.


As you can see there's a lot going on under the hood to make nose-riding possible.

Bringing it all these components together is what we want to focus on now.