How to Paddle on a Surfboard – Part 6 of 6 Knee Paddling on a Paddleboard
In this last section in the series on how to paddle, we investigate the techniques used when knee paddling on a paddleboard. While this is rarely used in the surfing world, by understanding how the mechanics work and why, we gain further insight into the mechanics of the previous situations we’ve already covered.
How to Paddle on a Surfboard – Part 5 of 6 Paddling Prone on a Paddleboard
On to the last type of craft we’re covering in this series on paddling. Prone paddleboards.
Prone paddleboards obviously have the highest design advantage, so it is even more critical we use that advantage when we paddle. There are some subtle techniques used that differ from the other crafts we’ve covered so take a look…
Learn to Paddle on a Surfboard – Part 3 of 6 How to Paddle on a Longboard
How to paddle on longboards is much different than on a shortboard because longboards have a paddling advantage built in. But there is still an efficient way to harness that advantage. Many surfers don’t take enough advantage of the efficiency longboards naturally have. This video explains the general guidelines to paddling a longboard.
How to Paddle on a Surfboard – Part 1 of 6 Paddling on a Shortboard
How to paddle on a surfboard varies slightly depending on the type of craft, design of the craft, conditions paddled in, speed, and several other factors. While we can’t cover every single scenario, in this six part series I’ve outlined some general guidelines to help surfers become more efficient and effective with their paddling.
Shortboards, longboards, and paddleboards are the three types of craft I’ve outlined and the two scenarios we have tried to define are paddling out (or cruising speed), and catching a wave (sprint speed), and for a paddleboard, prone versus knee paddling.
I’m going to feature each one of these scenarios in 6 different videos and at the end, I’ll provide a link so you can download this summary.
You can use this as a reference. Keep in mind this should only be used as a guide – general guidelines. In the Surfing Paddling Academy Online class, we focus on learning not only what the technique is and how you can do it also, but why it works, why it gets results. Again, if we know why something works, then we can adapt to any given scenario. Different boards, different surf spots, different conditions. We’ll have it covered.