AreUSK Whitewater Wave Practice List

After you perfect the USK Flat Water Skills & Drills we recommend you move to the surf zone to practice in small surf. Your goal is to practice your skills in small whitewater waves. Stay away from the break zone because of the sudden release of energy and the force of the breaking wave.


Paddle swim

Swim w/kayak

Work with a partner

Maintain your position while perpendicular to the waves

Broadside hits and side surfing (both sides)

Change edging as needed if you spin

Side surf with sculling strokes


List taken from USK video "ABC's of the Surf Zone"

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