Acid drops can be dangerous, especially if you jump into shallow waters. But if you learn how to do it properly, they can be fun and look good in a video. The trick is credited to Duane Peters, a pro skateboarder of the 1970s, but the move quickly spread to many other boardsports. Today, you will see it performed in BMX, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skimboarding, and surfing. In a classic acid drop, the surfer jumps from a higher obstacle, cliff or rock into the peeling wave, and rides it down the line.
How to do an acid drop on a surfboard