The Progression Project Film

Defining the Current State of Paddle Surfing


Featuring Mo Freitas, Zane Schweitzer, Caio Vaz, Fisher Grant, Noa Ginella, Sean Poynter, Ian Vaz, Giorgio Gomez and Kieran Grant

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A Deliberate Approach to Paddle Surfing

Erik Antonson of the Progression Project

Hi, I’m Erik.  I’m obsessed with paddle surfing.  I’ve interviewed 35 top pros, written 70+ blogs, won 2 Costa Rica Championships and coached many passionate paddle surfers.  My knowledge is open source – free for you to enjoy and share.


Start Here –


Watch the Progression Project Film – We hosted 9 of the world’s best paddle surfers for 13 days to document the current state of our sport. All footage is within 45 minutes from our compound.

Listen to the podcast – Learn from Dave Kalama, Kai Lenny, Connor Baxter, Mo Freitas and over 30 others in long form, detailed technical conversations focused on paddle surfing.  A free valuable resource!

Read the Progression Journal – I’m not a pro, but through consistent deliberate practice I’ve come a long way and won 2 Costa Rica National Championships.  The Progression Journal is a compilation of what I’ve learned along the way.  Enjoy.

Coaching and Training Resource – I’ve moved coaching questions from email to a public forum so everyone benefits.  Post/Answer Questions and contribute other learning resources (books, articles, inspiration), and best mental models

Train in Costa Rica – Come to the Progression Project Headquarters in Nosara, Costa Rica to train with me and our crew!  We offer All-Inclusive Camps and private coaching.  Book now, 2017 is filling up.

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