This is where we need back winded control, so that we are in charge of the rotation. There is no rush to get to the exit. The secret here is to get the board to turn as far off the wind as possible before we open the rig.
• Keep looking into the turn
• Slice the rig forwards a little until you feel the turn bite, do this by extending the front arm.
• Keep the back hand sheeted in to control the power, it will need to slide down the boom as the rig moves forward.
• Press your weight on your toes, and let the board turn away from the wind.
*Top Tip – The further you move the rig forward, the faster the rotation will be; however, for control and to make sure we don’t get thrown round the front we want to slow this rotation down. You can control the rate of rotation by changing the rig position.
*Power – this will be mostly controlled by the back hand, remember as you are on the wrong side of the sail, you sheet in to sheet out!