Surf Coaching

Surf Techniques Video Tutorial on SmoothStar Surf Trainers

In English, With Rodrigo Machado

Improve Your Surfing on the SmoothStar Surf Trainers

We have been using the SmoothStar Surf Trainers during most of our surf coaching retreats in Indonesia. It’s been a game changer for all to improve our surfing, especially while combining it to the Power Surf techniques taught by Rodrigo Machado.

Rodrigo has done several free live broadcast on youtube during this time of global quarantine. We have extracted in each of his videos the English parts while making some cuts to it for an easy to watch video tutorial.

Those 3 videos will bring you through the fundamental surf movements that will act as a pillar to improve your surfing. Those videos are good for all surf levels from beginners that want to learn how to perform basic manoeuvres, to intermediate and advanced surfers who want to improve their foundations to bring more flow, power and precision in their surfing.

PS. Feel free to reach out through the form at the bottom of the page if you have any questions, or if you would like to see us create more videos.

1 – How to perform surf techniques on SmoothStar Surf Trainers?

This 10-minutes tutorial video is ideal for intermediate surfers, wanting to learn / improve how to generate speed and make turns. It has been extracted from Rodrigo Machado’s live Youtube last videos where we only cut the English parts and assembled it together.

  • Common surfing mistakes
  • How to generate speed using the trunk rotation
  • Movement patterns on SmoothStar Surf Trainers
  • ‘The Clock’, that is a key ‘Power Surf’ exercise to practice on the ground before surfing or skating.

2 – Step by Step Frontside Bottom Turn

Here’s a 9-minutes video breaking down technically how to perform a bottom turn on your front hand.

You will learn in this video the movement patterns to engage your bottom turn applying into it the Power Surf techniques. It may seem basic but some key movements correctly done can bring you a long way with your surfing.

3 – Step by Step Backside Bottom Turn

In this 7-minutes video tutorial, you will learn how to perform a bottom turn on your back hand. Rodrigo explains here about the important movement coordination, breaking down technically each movement.

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Indo Surf Crew

Indo Surf Crew was first born in the year 2018 as a surf photo & video content creative project while the first surf coaching trip organised by Uriel & Rodrigo happened in 2019 on an island off Sumatra. Since then, they have been running surf coaching retreats for all levels and mostly specialise in surf coaching for intermediate to advanced surfers. Surfing Consciously is our motto. To us it means, bringing awareness to our body, thoughts and interactions – in and out of the water. We take pride in working with eco surf resorts that are acting responsibly in preserving Indonesia’s nature, supporting and educating local communities. Indo Surf Crew was founded by Uriel Jean Armel, a French surfer and film-maker who has taken roots in Indonesia. You can read more about Uriel here, on an interview with Magicseaweed & here during an interview with the Surfing copywriter. As for Rodrigo, he was the first surf coach to join Uriel in his adventure and he’s the founder of the Power Surf techniques – a method that is now practiced internationally to train surf athletes from all over. Power Surf is a land based practice that combines ginastica natural, yoga, capoeira and martial arts, breaking town the fundamental surf techniques through a series of exercises. It also involves video analysis a skate practice for optimal result, which we do during our surf coaching trips.

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