Glossary Goofy Stance

Definition: Goofy, Goofy Stance or Goofy-Foot refers to a skateboarder, snowboarder, surfer or wakeboarder riding with his or her left foot in back, toward the tail of the board. Goofy stance gets this name because most people put their left foot forward, which is called regular.

There is no right or wrong way to stand on a skateboard (or snowboard, surfboard, etc.), but most people feel more comfortable riding a skateboard regular, instead of goofy.

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I've known some new skaters to try to force themselves into a goofy stance, because it's more unique and has a cool name.  I wouldn't recommend trying to force yourself to change!  Just like writing with your right or left hand, it's important to go with what comes naturally to you.

Also Known As: Goofy Foot, Goofy Stance, Goofy

Examples: "Sandra rides her skateboard goofy and I ride regular, which makes it easier to talk to her while skating along next to her."