To teach surfers the importance of finishing their waves professionally.


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.


  • Send the surfers out into the surf for 20 minutes or for a specific number of waves (between 3-6, depending on the conditions). 
  • Ask the surfers to finish their waves with a successfully completed manoeuvre followed by a controlled flick- out.


The finish in surfing is like the dismount in gymnastics, it’s the last thing the judges see before allocating a score for a ride.

Too often surfers finish poorly after having ripped a wave from the peak, showing a lack of concentrating or enthusiasm.

Surfers should be encouraged to finish their rides with a solid manoeuvre and follow this up with a controlled flick-out.

This flick-out shows the judges that the surfer was in total control of the situation and should be awarded points for the control shown.