Hack Attack: A Big Turn Photo Gallery

Personally, I’m sick of seeing airs from every Tom, Dick and Pedro. The US Open totally desensitized me to aerial tricks and spins. Yeah they’re rad and all the cool kids do ‘em, but what really gets the blood flowing on this hodad is a good ol’ fashioned turn. Here are 18 examples of why a simple turn on a surfboard is still cool (unlike girls jeans on boys, yeah I’m talking to you Newport Beach).—Justin Coté

Jay "Bottle" Thompson with what we call a very proper hack. Photo: Dorsey

Jay "Bottle" Thompson with what we call a very proper hack. Photo: Dorsey

Florida's Pete Mendia may be from small wave territory but his turns have always been huge. Here he is in action at his beloved Gas Chambers left on the North Shore of Oahu. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Florida’s Pete Mendia may be from small wave territory but his turns have always been huge. Here he is in action at his beloved Gas Chambers left on the North Shore of Oahu. Photo: Stafford/SPL
Textbook top-to-bottom turn with Benny B. in Panama. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Textbook top-to-bottom turn with Benny B. in Panama. Photo: Stafford/SPL

While known for his progressive airs and tricks, West Oz's Ry Craike has the fundamentals down as well. Photo: Jones

While known for his progressive airs and tricks, West Oz's Ry Craike has the fundamentals down as well. Photo: Jones

Adrian "Ace" Buchan didn't make the World Tour by flicking his board around... Photo: Jones

Adrian "Ace" Buchan didn't make the World Tour by flicking his board around... Photo: Jones

You can't have a full gallery of big ass turns without a shot of Pancho Sullivan somewhere in there... Photo: Dorsey

You can't have a full gallery of big ass turns without a shot of Pancho Sullivan somewhere in there... Photo: Dorsey

While he earns his paycheck by doing big crazy airs, Josh Kerr can carve with the best 'em. Photo: Dorsey

Although he earns his paychecks doing big, crazy airs, Josh Kerr can carve with the best 'em. Photo: Dorsey

A massive chunk of spray is the best indicator of a properly executed full-rail carve. Roy Powers ay Haleiwa Beach Park on the North Shore of Oahu. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

A massive chunk of spray is the best indicator of a properly executed full-rail carve. Roy Powers at Haleiwa Beach Park on the North Shore of Oahu. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Maui's Granger Larsen applying outer island power to a perfect Off The Wall hack section... was that enough "surf turkey" talk for you? Photo: Dorsey

Maui's Granger Larsen applying outer island power to a perfect Off The Wall hack section... was that enough "surf turkey" talk for you? Photo: Dorsey

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