Surfing Paddling Technique Workshop Level 1

Applied Learning of Surfing Paddling Technique

Learn efficient and effective paddling techniques so you can catch more waves, with less effort.  In this 4 or 8-hour workshop, you’ll get an analysis of your own paddling stroke on video and learn drills to enhance efficiency and speed.  In addition, learn how to prevent injury to your shoulders, or to fix shoulder issues you’re having now through proper technique. 

This group environment provides a learning platform for you to learn not only from your own video analysis, but from others’ as well.  Individual private 1-on-1 Workshops are available as well.

surfing paddling technique
Surfing Paddling Technique Workshop designed to help you Catch More Waves with Less Effort.


  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Initial recordings of surfers’ baseline stroke
  • Paddling Technique Theory Overview
  • Lunch* (provided in the 1-day version)
  • Applied Learning
  • Discussion and analysis by the group and instructor
  • Drills are introduced based on the technique being discussed
  • Group drill practice
  • Each surfer’s stroke is re-recorded

Each participant will receive

  • Video recordings with commentary reminders of what was discussed
  • Side-by-side video recording of their own stroke analysis with commentary
  • Annual Access to the Surfing Paddling Academy Online course (which has all of the drills and lessons for continued learning and practice)
Eliminated shoulder pain, increased ease in paddling, and fewer strokes taken

Workshop Dates 2018






Saturday, October 6, 2018

1 Day (9am-5pm)

Marin, CA


Custom (1-on-1 Private Workshop)

1 Day (9am-5pm)

Marin, CA


Contact Rob to set up

What to Bring

  • A mind ready to learn proven surfing paddling techniques and to have fun!
  • Surfboard you want to learn on – particularly one you’ve struggled on or want to be able to paddle on. 
  • Swimsuit and Wetsuit (Rob will contact participants on thickness of the wetsuit preferred depending on location and time of year)


If all the workshops are booked or you don’t see a location listed in your area:


In the meantime, I’ll see you in the water…why is surfing addictive