Want to paddle faster? Use less energy? Prevent injury? Catch more waves? Have more FUN?!?
Paddling is the foundation to better surfing, catching more waves, and having more fun. And it begins with proper Paddling Technique. Let's make sure the movements you make and the energy you use is as efficient and as effective as possible.
Have you received this Free Surfing Paddling Technique training yet? If not, it's a good starting place...
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Everyone has an optimal learning style. Let's get you set up with a training format that works for you.
In-Person Paddling Technique Courses
Private 1-on-1 and Small Group Courses conducted primarily at our Surfing Paddling Headquarters in Bel Marin Keys, CA. Workshops are also sometimes conducted in locations around the World.
Virtual Paddling Technique Courses
Virtual Coaching using Zoom web conferencing and Online Courses allow you to receive paddling technique analysis & training even if you are far away or can't make it to one of the In-Person events.
"Top Tier surf paddling technique face-to-face video and instruction. Rob is a natural and can demonstrate everything he references. I took his course and immediately improved balance, speed, less drag, and definitely catch more waves now. Highly recommend Rob to anyone interested in serious improvement."
In-Person Paddling Technique Courses
I have now had three private lessons with Rob, and my improvement is remarkable. I am getting into waves much earlier than in the past, catching more waves, and getting past the close-out section much easier in the waves I catch.
One of the things I really like about Rob’s instruction is his explanations as to why you should paddle a particular way – when you understand why you should do something, it is easier to remember it. I strongly recommend having Rob look at your paddling!"
"Thanks for everything. I learned a wealth of information from you. In the last few weeks, I've had more fun surfing than I've had in a long time.
The corrections that I've worked into my stroke have had a huge impact on my ability to catch waves. I feel like I'm coming out of my surfing slump and I'm catching waves like I used to. I know I still have a lot more to work on, and I can't wait to see how my surfing develops as a result. Thanks for everything!"
Private 1-on-1 Level 1 Paddling Technique
Learn how to paddle with less energy, how to paddle faster, and how to prevent injury. World class coaching, commentary videos and before/after analysis a few days after the session. Includes Lifetime Access to the Level 1 Online Course.
Book a single session or a bundle of 4 (availability year-round) and get started towards catching more waves with less effort today!
Private 1-on-1 Level 2 Paddling Technique
This Private Level 2 Course focuses on learning how to catch the wave with ease - Optimal Positioning Strategy, Wave Timing Formula, and Effective Sprint Technique, with Pop Up Analysis and Getting Out Techniques.
Book a 4-session Bundle today and get started towards catching more waves with ease!
"I just wanted to thank and praise you for everything you have done with your course and expertise to help me improve my paddling abilities. I loved how meticulously dissected the videos you've sent of my paddling. It makes a world of a difference to see and hear the areas needed for improvement with immediate feedback. Now, I can visualize exactly how to improve my stroke. Your evidence based and quantifiable way of teaching is great and irrefutable. The numbers don't lie, and the improvement I feel is immense.
Thank you for taking the time to personalize my home exercise (paddling) program using your very easy to follow and clear website. My body is starting to do exactly what is needed just by focusing on a cue.
Lastly, I am able to now catch waves in a better part of the wave. My pop ups have improved and I can set my line sooner with more calm and focus. I am better in balance and that first turn is so marvelous. Even my duck dives are more organized and less chaotic. Your class helped catch this shallow barrel at Rag's left with a better position and decrease risk of eating it on the reef. People were amazed how long I could stay in the water. A million thanks."
"Just wanted to let you know I had my best surf trip. Starting to catch more waves and starting to read waves better.
The course helped me so much in my positioning and sometimes I found myself sitting apart from where everyone else was because I could see what the waves were doing. It's like magic! Surfing's secret weapon that no one else seems to know about.
Thank you so much for teaching me about this, in addition to all the other helpful information on paddling, etc. It all made a huge difference in how many waves I caught and my experience / confidence level overall."
"Oh. My. God. Our most recent paddling session focusing on the power phase of the stroke has made all the difference.
I'm catching almost every wave I try for, and although I wipe out on some of them, it no longer seems to be a problem with getting into the wave. It's more a matter of just getting used to popping up on the smaller, more responsive board. I am so stoked!
This morning I was competing for waves against 20+ longboarders, and I still caught 12 waves in an hour. About half of them were really great, long rides, too. It just keeps getting better! Thanks so much!"
"When you're on the other side of 50 yrs, desk bound and take short surf trips once every few months yet want to surf the hollow reef breaks of Indo, surf time is valuable. You want to be paddle ready on arrival and surf injury free.
Knowing where the sweet spot for takeoff is & being able to get that burst of speed for takeoff (as opposed to paddling with brute strength, risking injury and hoping for the best) is invaluable.
Rob breaks this all down in a clear and easy to understand manner. I spent a week in Asu and a couple of days in San Francisco with Rob and had a memorable time. Rob's classes have been a great investment!"
Virtual Paddling Technique Courses
Virtual 1-on-1 Level 1 Paddling Technique - $295
Learn how to paddle with less energy, how to paddle faster, and how to prevent injury. This course consists of 2 virtual web conference meetings and 2 video analyses of your paddling mechanics. Also includes Lifetime Access to the Level 1 Online Course.
How it Works
Super easy steps -
1. Sign Up & Schedule 1st virtual meeting
2. Video your paddling (front, side)
3. Have first virtual 1-on-1 to review your video, learn Level 1 techniques, and receive practice drills (1.5 hours)
4. Video your new paddling (front, side)
5. Have second virtual 1-on-1 to review your old paddling compared to your new paddling and learn more advanced Level 1 techniques (1.5 hours)
6. Go paddle and surf with less effort, faster, and without injury!
"Noticed a MASSIVE improvement in my paddling. At a basic level I just didn't get tired. I also caught many, many more waves than I would typically catch.
Definitely wouldn't have been as good a trip without your considered feedback and careful instruction in our virtual coaching sessions. Thanks a million for all your help!"
I started surfing late in life. I was an advanced snowboarder and successful competitive swimmer so I thought surfing would come easy. It didn't and I quickly learned the main thing holding me back was my paddling. I got so tired so quickly and was confused why my surfing cousins would make it to the peaks with such ease. I was a stronger swimmer, and all around better athlete so it made no sense. I also had a lot of shoulder pain that was pretty excruciating. I didn't know what to do but I was having so much fun surfing and being in the water that I just tried to ignore the pain and difficulty at first.
Then I started your course. I completed all the sections and daily exercises and my whole world was turned upside down (or maybe right side up as it were). I could finally paddle with ease and get where I needed quickly with fuel in the tank to spare, plus the pain I experienced before has gone away. Some of the things I was doing were so fundamentally wrong looking back, but I just didn’t have a good technical foundation upon which to build. Your course had gotten me barreled, into overhead waves in Costa Rica, Panama, the Pacific Northwest, Baja and home at Cape Hatteras!
It just gets better and better! I’ve had the best sessions I’ve ever had lately. The paddling technique has been a complete game changer. It’s made surfing FUN and PLAYFUL instead of mostly frustrating and punctuated by brief moments of fun. I was able to surf 3 days in a row because it’s not nearly as exhausting as it was when I was wasting all that energy!!! Thank you so very much! Wooot!
This paddling course was so helpful. I wish I had discovered it sooner and saved myself years of frustration with my paddling inefficiency! Rob is such a knowledgeable, helpful and positive guy. He is truly committed to improving paddle technique and its obvious he has put a lot of time and work into his lessons. The program is very detailed, organized and professional. Rob is also quick to respond to emails and provide feedback. I completely recommend taking his course, it exceeded my expectations.
I’m so thankful I got the chance to work with Rob. He is an incredible instructor who drastically helped improve my paddling technique. I came to Rob because of shoulder pain I was experiencing while surfing. Rob quickly identified the aspects of my paddling that were likely causing pain. After my session with Rob, my wave count has gone up and have been experiencing a lot less shoulder pain. Highly recommend!
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