USK Flat Water Skills & Drills

This list contains the skills & drills we think you should master if you want regular success in the surf zone. The surf zone is not very forgiving. If you make a mistake you will probably capsize. Practicing in flat water allows you to develop neuromuscular patterns and balance.

Edging practice

Braces & sculling braces

Supportive strokes

Start, stop & back-up

Turning with paddle rudders & braces

Sculling braces and sweep strokes combinations

Broadside simulation

Broadside simulation on the move

Paddle swim (face down & face up)

Rolling practice




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

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