The Hurdle Step
Level – Board Skills 2 (Intermediate Group + beyond)
The hurdle step is probably the most complicated skill a diver will learn. Within Board Skills 2, it is broken down into stages, which is the key to learning any diving skill.
The hurdle step requires balance, co-ordination, timing and poise.
The arms should be directly above the head, the hip should be bent at 90 degrees, the knee, slightly less than 90 degrees. After lifting to maximum height, the bent leg straightens to join the other in preparation for landing.