Physical Education GCSE: Why is core stability important in surfing?

Pro surfer Keshia Eyre describes her progress in the world of surfing and how working on her core stability can improve her performance.

We join her at the beach where she talks about the world of surfing and explains how her key focus is to develop a new move called a snap that will score her more points in competitions.

We see her training to improve her core strength and master the move.

This short film is from the BBC series, Play By Play.

Teacher Notes

Students could be encouraged to discuss funding for participation and the stress of competition.

Students could also evaluate core stability and balance as a key component of fitness.

Curriculum Notes

This short film is relevant for teaching PE at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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