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LEVEL FIVE - CRITICAL AREAS

AS confidence in the ‘on face’ fundamentals grow, a surfer TRANSITIONS to performing manoeuvres in more critical, higher risK areas of the wave in and around the lip line.

it is essential that these manoeuvres in the critical areas start small, gradually increasing in risk and amount of board above lip line.



Chest over knee

As the name suggests, chest over knee refers to a recovery position that should be a surfer’s ‘go to’ position in times of uncertainty or on exit of dynamic turns.

THe Chest Over Knee position applies regardless of whether on the forehand or backhand.

The key with the chest over knee, is first for the surfer’s Eyes to look to the landing area, where the manoeuvre is to finish.

as the eyes spot the landing, the surfer then compresses into a low strong position, with their chest centred over the front knee.

To aid in stability, the arms are to spread out and down, either side of the front leg.

Holding this low, centred body position will result in a higher manoeuvre success rate, as well as increasing speed and efficiency on exit of turns.

From this held position, the surfer can then quickly transition into a bottom turn, resulting in combination style surfing.

When in doubt, chest over knee your way out.

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Keywords for success:

  • Look to landing

  • COMPRESS - Bend at the knees, not at the hips

  • CHEST OVER front KNEE - strong and centred

  • HOLD - Hold the position into next bottom turn

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FOREHAND RE-ENTRY

THE forehand Re-Entry can be performed in all waves, shapes and sizes.  It is most effective in a steep section of a wave.

The steeper the wave the more vertical the turn can be. The goal with a re-entry of any kind is for the front 3rd of the board To rise above the lip line of the wave.

THE FOREHAND RE-ENTRY BEGINS WITH A COMMITTED BOTTOM TURN, WHERE THE FOCUS OF THE EYES RISE UP INTO THE POCKET, RATHER THAN DOWN THE LINE.

ON APPROACH TO THE LIP LINE, FIRST THE HEAD MUST TURN TO LOOK WHERE YOU WANT TO GO PRIOR TO IMPACT WITH LIP.

WITH THIS THE REAR ARM RAISES AND ROTATES AROUND TOWARDS INTENDED DIRECTION OF TRAVEL.

THE TORSO MUST TWIST, TO ALLOW A COMPLETE HEAD TURN AND DRIVING OF THE REAR ARM TO COMPLETE REDIRECTION OF THE SURFBOARD BACK DOWN THE WAVE.

ON EXIT OF THE FOREHAND RE-ENTRY, THE CHEST OVER KNEE POSITION IS KEY TO RE CENTRE THE SURFER OVER THEIR BOARD.

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KEYWORDS FOR SUCCESS:

  • BOTTOM TURN - EYES Up into the lip line.

  • Head turn - Before making contact with the lip line.

  • Back arm - drives through the turn, in direction of travel.

  • CHEST OVER KNEE - On exit.

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BACKHAND RE-ENTRY

THE BACKHAND Re-Entry can be performed in all waves, shapes and sizes.  It is most effective in a steep section of a wave.

The steeper the wave the more vertical the turn can be. The goal with a re-entry of any kind is for the front 3rd of the board To rise above the lip line of the wave.

THE Backhand RE-ENTRY is set up by performing a committed bottom turn, with the eyes rising up into the lip line of the wave.

On exit of the bottom turn, the front arm raises up towards the target point.

ON APPROACH TO THE LIP LINE, FIRST THE HEAD MUST rotate to allow the surfer to look back to the base of the wave.

COINCIDING WITH THE head turn, The front arm leads the rotation of the shoulders, chest and hips.

The finish position for the backside re entry sees the surfer in the recovery chest over knee position, Ideally in the top half of the wave.

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KEYWORDS FOR SUCCESS:
 

  • BOTTOM TURN - Drive up into the lip line.

  • front arm point - raising into the lip line off the bottom, then to the landing / finishing position of the manoeuvre.

  • HEad turn - to focus on the landing / finishing location of the manoeuvre.

  • CHEST OVER KNEE - on exit.

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