A floater is a move where the surfer glides across the top of the lip of the
wave. Depending on the wave, this can be a slow and relaxed trick or a fast
and intense trick. As with all surfing moves, a floater requires good timing.
You need to approach a section of the wave with enough speed and forward
momentum to get yourself up to the top of the lip, and stay there for as long
as possible. You should approach the lip from the middle of the wave, not
from a bottom turn, as you will not have enough forward momentum coming
out of a bottom turn