surf mastery podcast

Surf Mastery Podcast

If you haven’t listened to the Surf Mastery Podcast, you are missing out on a wealth of information.  

I had the honor of speaking with Michael Frampton, the creator of the Surf Mastery Podcast, and couldn’t have had a better time sharing a few of the topics I discuss in my Surfing Paddling Academy Camps, Workshops, and Online course.  

In this podcast, you’ll learn about some fundamental, yet often overlooked, paddling techniques that will extend your surf session duration, increase your wave count, and decrease the probability of shoulder injury through incorrect mechanics.  

Listen to or download  the podcast here.

As always, if you have any questions about the services I offer, or any of the content shown here, please feel free to contact me. 

Kind regards,

Rob

 

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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.  

 

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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…

 

 

surfing duck diving

Duck Diving – John John Style

John John is one creative dude.  This is one of the most innovative techniques and workouts I’ve ever seen.  After trying it a few times, it’s really a lot of fun.  

Go ahead, try it out!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Paddle on a Surfboard – Part 4 of 6 Catching a Wave on a Longboard

How to paddle on a longboard when catching a wave is also slightly different than when casually paddling around.  Like I said in the other Longboard post, there are distinct advantages that Longboards have naturally.  But one can hinder those advantages when paddling casually as well as when catching waves.  This video will outline the general guideline for paddling technique when catching a wave or sprinting.  

Hope you enjoy!

 

 

how to paddle on a longboard

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.  

 

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How to Paddle on a Surfboard – Part 2 of 6 Catching a Wave on a Shortboard

How to paddle on a shortboard when catching a Wave has slightly different paddling techniques than when you’re paddling out to the lineup.  This videos breaks down those differences…

surfing paddling technique - two types

Two Different Types of Surfing Paddling Technique?

A lot of people ask me what type of stroke they should use when paddling on a surfboard.

I tell them there are two, not one, that surfers use.  I suppose I should say, there are two we should use.

And the two surfing paddling stroke patterns we should use should also be used in certain scenarios.  This video outlines those two stroke patterns and when they should be used when you’re out surfing…