To practice the technique of the aerial.
Explain the situations when an aerial could be performed. Demonstrate how to perform a quality aerial and ask the surfers to simulate the action on the beach. Explain how the scoring for this drill is allocated.
NOTES TO THE COACH
This advanced manoeuvre can be trained for just like all the preceding base manoeuvres. A word of warning, make sure the surfer is appropriately skilled in the base manoeuvres so that this high risk manoeuvre doesn’t become the main focus of their surfing, as this has resulted in the poor development of many surfers in the recent past. The technique for performing an aerial is: