SHUFFLE DRILL


AIM:

To get surfers to mix their manoeuvres up so they stay interesting to the judges.


PREPARATION: 

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.


DRILL: 

  • Send the surfers out into the surf for 20 minutes or for a specific number of waves (between 3-6, depending on the conditions).
  • Ask the surfers to mix consecutive manoeuvres into an interesting routine. 
  • For example, take-off into a vertical re-entry, floater, roundhouse cutback, and finish with a layback-snap. 
  • Next wave, floater 1st manoeuvre, snap, arms-up re-entry, finish.

NOTES TO THE COACH

This drill teaches surfers to develop an interesting surfing routine that they can demonstrate to the judges.

It encourages them to break normal surfing patterns and helps them to become more spontaneous in their surfing performances.

To begin using this drill, surfers could be initially asked to mix up their first two manoeuvres at the beginning of their rides.

As they become more proficient, then they can be challenged to perform different manoeuvres for every manoeuvre performed on the waves they ride.