CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF ECUADORFaculty of Philosophy, Literature and education science • LANGUAGE SCHOOL Bilingual Specialization SEMESTER: 4TH STUDENT: EDUARDO ROMERO ACTIVITY: demonstration class TOPIC: SURFING Educational Source: WWW. WIKIPEDIA.com
SURFING• Surfing is a surface water sport in which the surfer rides a surfboard on the crest and face of a wave which is carrying the surfer towards the shore. Waves suitable for surfing are found primarily in the ocean, but are also sometimes found in lakes and rivers, and also in manmade wave pools.
Models and techniques of surfing and board• Within the surf "table" or surf itself, there are two basic categories depending on the size and type of table:
shortboard• shortboard, or short board surfing (between 1.50 and 2.10 meters)
LONGBOARD• longboard, with tables of length equal to or greater than 2.75 m. This is the classic surf style (practiced in the decades 50 and 60 is the one that gave rise to todays Longboards.
basic movements in the surfTAKE OFFTake Off: The first move made by surfers: is when youstop lying on the table row and moves to the uprightposition, ready to slip over the wave. It takes off on a wave, more for its power in the wind.
• Bottom Turn: As its name indicates (in English, bottom = down, turn = turn), this maneuver is the first turn after the "take off". Once we drive in the fall of the tide must turn to escape from the wave that is breaking. At the bottom of the wave force of the wave ceases to move us, and must maneuver the inertia of the drop to rise again. Otherwise, we would route directly to the shore, we could not go through the wall of the wave and the foam of the broken wave reach us quickly. It is the opposite of Cut Back.
CUT BACK• Cut Back: is, once we have slipped down the wall of the wave escaping from the surf, take a spin around 180 degrees to re-approach it.
RE-ENTRY• Reentry: is up to the crest of the wave and make a sharp turn of 180 degrees, returning to lower it.
• Floater: is sailing on the foam of a breaker.
TUBE• Tube: consists of sliding on the tube that creates the wave breaking. This is considered the Queen of the Surf maneuver because of its difficulty and showmanship. Its the perfect wave and dreamed of by all surfers. A place where you can experience these waves is in Cabo Blanco, Peru
Air (or Air): the name given to any maneuver that results in atake-off of water and is therefore in the air. There are different airwhich are distinguished by the "grabs" (ways to hold the table withhis hands in the air in front, behind, with both hands at once ...-) ormovement that makes the surfer the air (one of the most spectacularis the "air-360" in which the surfer performs a 360 degree rotation inthe air.
•360": It starts as a re-entry, but it continues to rotate in the same direction 360 degrees.
Snap is a kind of Cut-back made more abrupt, with a smaller radius in the turn.