Many talented surfers I have trained, have rectified poor skills and turned them into masterpieces of performance, usually becoming their signature move.
There is no doubt that the fun of surfing is what attracts everyone initially, but also the challenges that the sport offers daily - whether 2 foot onshore surf or large powerful waves.
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In preparation - you think about getting fitter, sort your equipment, and possibly research all there is to know about your destination, so you are are fully informed before you arrive. You can also work on your surfing, so you are more confident when paddling out and surfing over unfamiliar reefs.
So if you want to use surf videos to do more than just psyche you up for your next surf - slow-mo the skills you observe to get a sense of the movements being used, simulate those movements before hitting the water, and maintain your focus while in the water. Doing so will allow you to become better faster.
Successful surfers I have trained rarely fall-off their surfboards. Their attitude is something like “falling is like sinning”. They don’t want to do it and are highly motivated to successfully ride their waves for their full functional length.
Working on all areas of surfing, by focusing on them one at a time, is a proven way to develop the whole performance.