TRIPLE 10 DRILLS
To teach surfers to attack every manoeuvre with the same intensity/commitment.
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:
The approach of surfing a wave by performing major manoeuvres of equal quality will give a surfer a winning surfing style.
Too often a surfer will perform a big manoeuvre then follow this up with half, sometimes less committed moves as they surf down the line.
Ask the surfer to allocate a points value (in their mind) for the quality of their first manoeuvre, then try to match or better that score for each subsequent manoeuvre as they surf down the line.
For example, a surfer might consider their 1st manoeuvre would be worth 7 out of 10 points.
The object is to score 7’s or better for the remaining manoeuvres on that wave.