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switchfoot, switch stance


The vast majority of surfers ride in either a left-foot-forward regularfoot stance or a right-foot-forward goofyfoot stance; the switchfooter can ride comfortably in either position. Switching stance is comparable to switch-hitting in baseball, only less common, as just a handful of surfers—including Butch Van Artsdalen, Jock Sutherland, James Jones, Jeff Clark, and Rusty Keaulana—learned to become truly ambidextrous. Shortboard switchfooters usually take a regularfoot or goofyfoot stance for...