To teach surfers how to protect a lead towards the end of a heat.
Ask the surfers to go for a light jog on the beach followed by stretching exercises, if it’s the first drill of the day.
NOTES TO THE COACH
With computer scoring normal in all major competitions, surfers know what their position in the heat is at all times.
If a surfer is placed second with a few minutes remaining and the third placed surfer only needs a small score to get into second place for example, the first surfer can “sit” on the second surfer to protect their position.
The “leading” surfer should be instructed to stay close to the “challenger” for the duration of the last five minutes.