Ah, our old foe the pig dog, stubbornest of beasts. There are few things in surfing more difficult than getting barrelled on your backhand, and few more humbling than trying to get barrelled on your backhand at Cloudbreak. Kelly Slater, if you hadn't twigged, has something of a knack where backhand barrel-riding is concerned, but he also has a knack for explaining technique in an easily comprehensible and genuinely helpful way.