Free video analysis by the man who drove Kelly Slater to the brink of madness!
Don’t tell me you don’t know that ol’ acrobatic illusionist Shane Beschen. He is a former world number two, was a long-time foil to Kelly Slater and is in the ledger as having the best heat ever in pro surfing history (three tens at Kirra).
Shane’s two kids, Noah and Koda, shred and his wife, Sofia, is the owner of the most splendid Venezuelan genetic sequence.
The historian Matt Warshaw described Shane to me as, “like Medina but less fucks given.”
Recently, Shane, an excellent surf coach who was sought out by Carissa Moore for aerial tuition, took to Instagram to offer free surf analysis.
Since I started using my @instagram account to bring value to people, I have been really stoked on the response from the tutorials.
I’ve been thinking of ways to bring more value and one of the ideas is for you guys to send me your clips. Once a week I will do a review on one of the clips that was sent in.
If you are interested in having your clip posted on my @instagram account with constructive ideas to make your surfing better, please send them in.
PS: We are all learning and everyone who is posted on my account will be treated with respect and positive feedback ☝️🙌🙏 Also, please send in single maneuver clips so I can be more specific on the information. This will help make it easier to explain and understand. Please dm me your single maneuver clips I can download.
The first brave soul to have his “check snap” analysed by Shane, and potentially be mocked by Shane’s 28,000 followers, was Christopher Brown, owner of Campsurf at Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles.
He asked about his arm going back on the first snap. I just did a tutorial on the check snap and this clip directly relates.
On his first snap, you can see he goes slightly into the lip when he does his turn, which makes his back arm fall back and almost puts him out the back of the wave.
You want to do this snap before you get to the top so you can use the power of the wave to push you down the line. You also want to start pushing the back arm and shoulder forward right before you start your turn. This will keep you centered and give you that controlled down the line speed.
What’s really cool about this clip is that @cbcampsurf is aware of what he’s doing and each turn gets better throughout the wave. 👌 This is the benefit of surfing point waves where you have the time to do multiple turns on one wave 🙌
Ready to face your demons? DM Beschen now!