SET UP DRILL
To teach surfers the importance of creating speed on a wave before performing their 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 drill is particularly well suited for small wave surfing where a surfer has to create their own speed.
Get the speed first through the “racing” approach, then use that speed to perform a quality first move.
To think of it another way - after creating speed across the top of the wave, turn that horizontal speed into vertical speed as soon as possible.