Learn the Proper Paddle Technique
Surfing better starts with paddling better. A proper paddling technique is one of the most crucial elements of your surf progression. The better you paddle, the more waves you catch, and the quicker you progress.
If you want to paddle efficiently on your shortboard or longboard, there are 2 things you have to do:
1- Minimize Resistance (or drag). This is done by having the correct positioning on your surfboard.
2- Maximize Propulsion. You will do this by having the proper paddling technique
How to Paddle on a Surfboard
- 3 – 5 cm Out of the Water
- Head Up & Still
- Body Centred on the Surfboard
- Keep your Feet Together
- Elbows High at Hand Entry
- The Pull: Arm & Forearm Perpendicular to Bottom