How To Do Barney-oops

words by Shawn “Barney” Barron

Step One: Wait to do this trick until the lip launches you out. You almost have to wait a little bit longer than an off-the-lip or you’ll fly out the back.

Step Two: Land with your tail first, ’cause it gives you a little bit of a stop motion to regain your balance. If you go all the way around, the G-forces will just throw you right off your board.

Step Three: This is how you do a Pat O’Connell 360 floater.

Step Four: It’s the same formula as your basic floater, which is still a very critical move in surfing. Just keep yourself weightless until you hit.

Step Five:Poise your knees for landing, like you jumped off a curb or something.