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Template Page How to Paddle

Paddling can really wear you out. That's especially true if you're doing it wrong. When you're in the right position on your board you'll see progress with every stroke.

The right way to paddle

Keep the tip of your board close to the surface of the water. Every board has a different center point. Experiment until you find it.

Paddling while too far back

It's a good idea to slide forward a bit when trying to duck under waves. Otherwise, stay centered. See the Getting Outside page for more information on duck diving.

Paddling while too far forward