Paddle Theory


  • Paddle Theory Introduction
  • Positioning
  • Technique
  • Catching Waves vs Paddling Back Out
  • Paddle Theory Conclusion



Knowing ‘why’ you should or shouldn’t do something outweighs knowing ‘what’ it is that you are doing. Paddling the surfboard sounds easy enough, but there are nuances that make it easier or harder.

That may sound like code speak, so we will be straight. Paddling is 90% of surfing and in order to conserve energy, you should know how to be as efficient at paddling as possible.

Having that efficiency doesn’t just come with practice, it comes with an understanding of how to be efficient. In this section of the course, we teach you how to paddle a surfboard and why you should paddle with the correct technique.