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How to turtle roll a surfboard

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An oncoming giant wall of whitewater is entirely different from a little inside wave. Learn how to get past the breaking waves easier and without getting pounded or losing your board.

The turtle roll, also known as the eskimo roll, is a surfing technique that allows you to get past the breaking waves without having to discard your surfboard or duck diving in challenging conditions, especially when it’s closing out and the waves hit the overhead mark.

Originally, the turtle roll is a longboarding skill. Why? Because longboards are extremely buoyant and hard to duck dive under the soup. That is why flipping the surfboards is better than trying to punch through the whitewater.

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