Compression. Extension. Rotation.
Here we will break CER down for you to its basic components & then you can get out in the waves to develop your CER skills.
CER is what makes your surfboard turn up & down the wave face. So it stands to reason the better we all are at understanding & using CER, the better turns we can pull. CER is complex at its higher levels yet basic in its core principle. Today we will explore the basic core principles of CER.
CER is about using your body like a “spring”. It’s about creating energy & it’s that energy which turns your surfboard. So it makes sense that the better you get at CER, the better your turns can be.
COMPRESSION = how low & balanced you crouch in your stance, while setting up your turns.
EXTENSION = how you use your body’s “spring” action coming out of your compressions.
ROTATION = how you give your “spring” action a direction to follow.
Try this experiment…
Squeeze a spring & let it go… watch it take off. By squeezing the spring you have created dynamic energy & by letting the spring go you have released that energy… BUT that energy has no direction & the spring goes anywhere… So in surfing, we compress & extend to create dynamic energy & we used Rotation to give direction to the energy our compression & extension have created.
Ok so go practice & have fun developing your CER skills.