Backside can be hard - even the most experienced of surfers will willingly admit it. You get twisted, you can’t see as well, and the whole opening/closing up your shoulders thing doesn’t always come naturally. For a select few chosen ones though, backside is a way of life - a method perfected through hard work and hip swivels. The most exemplary of these masters is none other than Matt Wilkinson, and though he may have lost to Gabriel Medina yesterday at the J-Bay Open, he made sure to show a little taste of that oh-so-spicy backhand swerve of his. Tune into the 0:43 mark and watch Wilko go to town on what the judges deemed a near-perfect 9.57 - be sure to take notes.