To teach surfers to set goals for the different segments of a heat.
Ask the surfers to study the ocean for 10 minutes.
They are asked to set goals for the 1st five minutes, the middle ten minutes, and the last five minutes of a twenty minute period.
These should be written down on paper for later evaluation.
NOTES TO THE COACH
Segmenting the heat in the surfers mind can be very beneficial to their concentration throughout the heat.
In addition, if goals are set and achieved, this can enhance the surfer’s sense of success which in turn has a positive effect on their momentum throughout the heat.
They are achieving their goals so they are on track towards a good performance.
An example of this segmentation could be: