180 TURN DRILL
To get surfers to attempt complete/full manoeuvres in small waves.
Ask the surfers to go for a light jog on the beach followed by stretching exercises.
Clarify with them the effort expected by the coach and explain the benefits of the training to their surfing performances.
NOTES TO THE COACH
This drill is an ideal drill when the surf is small (0.5 metre or less).
Good surfers are nimble enough to produce quality manoeuvres in such small surf conditions.
Their secret is speed and strength.
Ask the surfers in this drill to first create their speed, then use that speed to perform quality manoeuvres.