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How to become a stronger paddler

Paddling exercises A majority of our time surfing is spent paddling. By being an efficient paddler, we are able to catch more waves by being in the right place at the right time, and catching more waves leads to faster improvement in our surfing and loads more fun in the line-up. The most effective exercise we can do to become a better board paddler is to simply to get out there and paddle. Here are 3 exercises that will help improve your paddling strength, power, endurance and cardiovascular fitness which will have you catching your fair share of waves out in the line-up. All exercises can be adapted to perform in either the ocean, swimming pool, river, or lake.