Whirlpool Drill

Whirlpool Drill is a vertical sculling drill, intended to reinforce a solid catch and “feel for the water.” I performed an inadvertent demonstration recently while filming some b-roll in Potato Harbor, Santa Cruz Island with Ben and Brian (the Driven filmmakers).

Basically, you scull your hand back and forth a few inches under water - rapidly, trying to maintain constant pressure against the water. If you’re doing it right, you’ll make a whirlpool! Bonus points for big and/or long-lasting whirlpools. Extra bonus points for keeping two of them going - both hands, at the same time!