Technique Tip-Hybrid High Brace/ Forward Sweep

With all the rain we’ve been experiencing in Ecuador this season we’ve had plenty of big water opportunities¬† . Big water can mean big features in the form of waves and holes that form and change shape and size, and that come from all directions. Those features can knock you flat if you shy away or have an improperly placed stroke.¬† They can also provide incredible support and help you along your way if you know what to do. That’s where a hybrid-high brace/sweep stroke comes into play.

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All the right components of a good hybrid high brace/ forward sweep stroke.

Most people think of bracing as a recovery stroke, something done to right yourself after tipping. That’s only part of the story.¬† It can also be a great preventative stroke, done in anticipation of tipping, then transitioned into a propulsion stroke that keeps you moving. Continue reading “Technique Tip-Hybrid High Brace/ Forward Sweep”