Head across the wind with steady, moderate, and controlled speed. Unhook, get out of the footstraps, and shift your weight forward on the board.
Step your forward foot in front of the mast base while keeping the sail sheeted-in so the board stays on a plane.
Shift your weight to your front foot and quickly release the backhand to grab forward on the boom -- or the mast if you desire. Let go of the front hand. This should be performed seamlessly.
Notice the sail is draped away from your body even though you are still relatively centered over the board. Up until this point, the whole dynamic is the setup for backwinded portion of the move.
Now pull the mast toward your body and reach the open hand to the other side (the leeward side) of the boom. Your back foot has shifted forward as well.
Keep pullng the sail across the body and into the eye of the wind.
Backwind the sail by extending the arms into the wind and turning your shoulders upwind. Your feet will naturally shift. Sail backwinded for a few moments.
Let go of the front hand, shift the back hand forward, and turn away from the sail.
Keep turning and swing your leg around, stepping on center of the board so now your back is to the sail. Use your other foot as a pivot.
Swing the open hand around as well. Push on the sail for a little extra action. Very Cool!
Pull on the forward hand in the same way you would throw a discus in track and field. I guess all of life is interconnected -- today we have fused a cowboy with a windsurfer with a track and field Olympian.
The sail will wrap around your body and the sail will rotate as the clew passes through the eye of the wind.
Grab the other side of the boom with the open hand.
let go of the other hand.
djust and sail away Mr. or Mrs. John Wayne.