ARMS UP DRILL
To practice the technique of the “arms-up” re-entry.
Explain the situations when an arms-up re-entry should be performed. Demonstrate how to perform a quality arms-up re-entry and ask the surfers to simulate the action on the beach. Explain how the scoring for this drill is allocated.
NOTES TO THE COACH
The “arms-up” or “lift” re-entry is a manoeuvre that is used to climb vertically up an already broken wave, or foam section.
It provides a lift force to the surfer from the forceful lifting of the arms vertically upward.
This lift force accelerates the surfer faster than if the arms were not used. The technique for performing the “arms-up” re-entry is: