To perform the best cutbacks a surfer can produce.
Explain the importance of performing quality cutbacks. Demonstrate how to perform a quality cutback and ask the surfers to simulate the action on the beach. Explain how the scoring for this drill is allocated.
NOTES TO THE COACH
Explain to the surfers, if they want to hit the form vertically on cutbacks they must “hold” their crouched body position until they
see the impact point on the foam. A good mnemonic for this is “squat till you spot”, meaning, maintain a crouched body position until sighting the top of the foam.
Just like in the bottom turn drill, the key to success when performing cutbacks isfor the surfer to get into a “set” body position at the start of the cutback. This position is the body position off which maximum power can be created and applied during the manoeuvre.
NOTE: This is a great drill to do when the waves are flat.