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Learn how to paddle perfectly so you can go faster and catch more waves.

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25 Comments

  • Helin Wang 3 years ago

    #surf Iesson of the day

  • smexehpoop 3 years ago

    Thank you, but this video doesn’t help us up in the NW… The waves here
    are harsh, cold and whitewashy. Could you maybe post a video on helping
    find the balance on a longboard in choppy water? Thanks

  • Thissbetterwork 3 years ago

    *You’re dumb

  • southforsunshine 3 years ago

    @SurfingwithBen Not me, I came out of my mothers vagina ready to go
    professional. Being a beginner is for kooks and toys.

  • Brian Patrick 3 years ago

    Sorry the water under the center is *not* moving as fast as the water at
    your shoulders.

  • Bouchon211 3 years ago

    @ThisMightBeFun Kinda sounds like you are too big for your board or it has
    buoyancy problems, are there cracks in the glass?

  • Kyle Ferencik 3 years ago

    @Bouchon211 dude i think you might be right… it had been cracked before
    but badly sealed. I eventually got to use my friends board and it was
    pearly haha. Doesnt matter much anymore.. a longboarded sliced the board
    clean through with that fat back fin

  • TheFoxSummoner 3 years ago

    man now im sad its night time I wana go to the beach lmao XD

  • SubCultureMEDIA Hilbert 3 years ago

    Totally disagree with the stroke length, short powerful rhythmic, fluid
    stokes are better for maximizing potential and conserving energy. Much like
    a canoe paddle stroke, the first 30% of the stroke is 90% of the energy. I
    pull to just underneath my pecs then am releasing for my hands to come out
    of the water. Think in swimming terms, ‘his stroke started to get long’ ..
    (he was swimming inefficiently -usually because of fatigue and pulling all
    the way through).

  • V Blondin 3 years ago

    Great vid. Who wouldn’t want to know how to move more efficiently? Keep up
    the good work

  • nig nug 3 years ago

    @RealVampire2008 kook

  • barcelonabot brian 3 years ago

    your hot

  • dozer11 3 years ago

    @smexehpoop It’s almost the same in choppy water. You still don’t want to
    be too far back or forward. If you have to, be a little further back than
    usual if needed just to help cut through the white wash. But not far back
    enough that you push water. Keep your body evenly distributed and make sure
    you use the length of the board to glide and get speed while paddling out
    and into a wave.

  • theonlinesurfschool 3 years ago

    SOunds like you may be surfing a board that is a bit too low volume for
    you. You may have more luck with some more foam under your chest. But as a
    general rule your board can be pretty far underwater and you can still
    catch waves, however you do need to have tip of the nose just out of the
    water once you are up to full paddle speed.

  • Jacob daniells 3 years ago

    0:59 ;)

  • SubCultureMEDIA Hilbert 3 years ago

    But over-all, te video is good advice!

  • Jake Dunning 3 years ago

    My problem is I can only catch RIGHT waves

  • theonlinesurfschool 3 years ago

    I have been away from “theonlinesurfschool” project for a while working on
    other projects so sorry for everything lagging and the lack of new content.
    I now have the time to make more videos…please let me know what you think
    would be most useful and I will do my best to make a video to help.
    Thanks…theonlinesurfschool

  • SurfingwithBen 3 years ago

    @JMort95 Why is he a kook? Everyone started out as a beginner right?

  • Kyle Ferencik 3 years ago

    Okay.. what if you have a shortboard and the entire board is almost sunk..
    and when youre in the center the nose is under? Do you just paddle with the
    nose under? and with the nose out of the water i feel like im putting on
    the brakes and cant catch any waves… help needed please reply (:

  • theonlinesurfschool 3 years ago

    Big no no…look where you want to go and you will get there, look at your
    board and chances are it will not go that well for you!!

  • RealVampire2008 3 years ago

    cheers mate it helps for begginner like me! i just surf this afternoon my
    first surf ever. i always fell off to my board dammit! i cant even Catch
    the bloody waves! but i wont give up love surfing i always watch movies &
    love this sports! cuz no 1 teach me just watch sum lessons now here in
    youtube.. tnx a lot!!!

  • SurfingwithBen 3 years ago

    @wetrib You need to watch where you are paddling. There could be surfers
    paddling out, rocks, reef, people standing in the way. If you have question
    let me know. I’m a surf coach.

  • Brian Patrick 3 years ago

    If you pull under the center of the board you can get a little more power
    from your stroke. From a physics stand point the water directly at the
    center of your body is moving as fast as the water at the edge of your
    shoulder. The water that isn’t moving has more inertia in the opposite
    direction allowing you push harder and generate more speed.

  • SubCultureMEDIA Hilbert 3 years ago

    Incline your head to help push your weight over the wave for the entry. But
    never look down. Your body follows your head. Therefor, looking down it is
    more natural to drop straight in to the bottom – to usually have the wave
    close out behind you. Look down the line in the direction that you wish to
    go. Your body will naturally lean a tad more that way and set you up better
    to pump down the line from the get-go (without having mastered a good
    bottom turn yet).