LOW FINISH DRILL
To teach surfers the skill of finishing their rides with a low/crouched stance.
Explain the importance of finishing a wave with a successful finishing manoeuvre. Demonstrate the correct low stance that is required for consistent quality finishes. Have the surfers simulate this stance on the beach.
NOTES TO THE COACH:
This drill is used for the surfer who has trouble finishing their waves successfully. They either have a straight up and down stance or have problems centring.
The words that act as reminders are called “task relevant words” and have the effect of the surfer telling the body what to do (“get low”),rather than the well learned but incorrect motor pattern directing the surfers movements.
** The perfect body position is one where the surfer crouches low, chest over front knee **