Thierry Paillard et al. analysed the postural control of local level surfers and compared them with a group of international level surfers. They tested the surfers postural maintenance on a stable support force platform for 50 seconds, and on a unstable platform for 25 seconds, measuring foot pressure.They concluded that expert surfers were able to shift the sensorimotor dominance form vision to proprioception for postural maintenance, and found a relationship between the postural ability and the competition level of surfers.

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