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.
NOTES TO THE COACH:
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.