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.
I hope you find value from this…