Let’s face it: there is a multitude of ways in which a potentially memorable tube ride can go horrendously wrong. One slight miscalculation and you could get lipped in the head, be swallowed alive by the foam ball or be driven straight into the ocean floor beneath you. And while we’d all like to magically be better foam-ball wranglers, the only way to peak barrel-riding mastery is to practice as much as possible. Fortunately for those interested in perfecting their tube-riding technique this summer — particularly their backhand tube-riding technique– Josh Kerr and Stomp Sessions have just dropped their latest video filled with vision chasing, pig-dogging pointers. From how to position yourself over your board to where to place your hands, the tips above will guide you through how to get thoroughly shacked on your backhand.

This video is brought to you in partnership with Stomp Sessions, which provides learning tools to improve your surf skills with Josh Kerr, including pro tutorial videos, digital coaching, and DIY tools. Learn more about Kerr’s 20+ lessons in SURFER’s How To section or at Stomp Sessions.