Energy System Interplay
And How it Applies to Surfing
Interplay in Surfing
As surfers run into the water and paddle out into the water, the anaerobic system is the choice for a higher intensity, but longer duration activity. This is also evidenced in general surfing.
In the recovery time between waves, the aerobic system takes over as the dominant system active.
The Interplay in a 200m Sprint
Anaerobic glycolysis takes over as the dominant system of energy production for >80% effort after this point and remains the dominant system for the remainder of the race.
The aerobic system is pushed mainly to the background as an energy provider, but gradually contributes more as the race progresses.
In small battles between players, anaerobic glycolysis will be the main contributor of energy.
For a shot on goal, maximal effort is requires, and the ATP-PC system is used for such efforts.