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, 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.