As I start moving towards a broach while still low bracing, I start leaning away from the brace. The low brace with the ruddering action is on the low side of the wave, below the boat. By leaning away from the brace you are leaning into the wave. With a quick move you can transfer over to a high brace on the other side. Because you are leaning into the wave already, there is time to change.
> I agree, but here is a question.....at what stage should one abandon the
> low brace effort to continue a straight ahead surfing run and
> "accept" a broach, switching to side surf / high brace thus
> preventing a probable flip? In my experience the broach can come very
> quickly. I have found it takes a lot of low brace pressure to straighten
> out a surf run, but its that pressure that will also cause the flip.