NO HESITATION DRILL
To teach surfer to attach the wave with no stoppage between manoeuvres.
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
This approach to riding a wave is a highly advanced form of surfing.
By surfing with no hesitation between moves, a surfer is faced with more difficult manoeuvres, in more critical situations.
Too often, surfers perform a big manoeuvre at the start of their ride, then follow this up with a less committed or inferior manoeuvre further down the line.
Surfers should go vertical, throw the surfboard on the foam, or perform fully committed manoeuvres off every bottom turn.
For competitive surfers, surfing without hesitation gives the judges no time to lose interest in their surfing and to be impressed by the commitment displayed.