Innovation in Surfboards Since 1985

How To Tweak Straight Airs With Noa Deane

Photo: Boskophoto

Noa Deane is currently one of surfing's "it" kids and is the most popular kid in school. Whether you love him, love to hate him, or a little bit of both, there's no denying the amount of talent this kid has. At Rusty Surfboards, we're beyond stoked to have such raw talent as part of our team.

A new article dropped on Stab this week featuring Noa and he gives his tips on how to put some tweak into your airs. Here are some highlights from the article:

1. Picking the right wave is king. Don’t go for waves without a wall and pick the one long enough that you can get three pumps in before you get to the section. Hopefully you can hit it with enough speed to get the right pop. Catch everything. I always scrap for every wave in-between the sets. You never know what it’ll deliver. Pick the ones that have got back wedge. They hold the most speed and you can stall and wait for the three perfect pumps. Take a shallow bottom turn, and pump into the lip to get the right pop. Otherwise, you’ll feel like it’s a waste of time tying to do finners off the lip on burgers.


Photo: Boskophoto

5. Style matters most. I don’t think many people really give a fuck about whether it’s that boned out or not, but when I watch someone do something that’s boned out, even if it’s tiny then it’s just sick and makes the air memorable. I never really think about things as being harder, I just care about how it looks on film. There’s certain things that people do that set them apart from the rest. Like John John’s oops are the coolest thing in the world because he crazy bones it down and tweaks it round, but goes really slow in the air. Then he comes round perfect and just hammers it. I wanna do the same thing as him but just do big frontside airs and then just come down and hammer them.

11. Front deck grips. They’re sick. I find them so much better for airs and tubes. The only bummer about them is trying to move your feet. I’ve landed a couple of airs with them that I wouldn’t have been able to do without the grip. I would’ve just slipped off the front. It’s kinda scary because you land and your foot just sticks, it feels like you’re going to break your ankle. It’s weird in tubes sometimes when you’re coming across foamballs and your foot’s just locked in. It feels pretty rad.

For the full feature and all of the tips from Noa, head to the article here from Stab Mag.

Check out Noa's signature Rusty Surfboard models here.