Make sure that you’re basing your training on the correct mental models.  If you’re riding a big fat fish you won’t be able to successfully model Mo on his normal board.  Mo doesn’t surf the fish the same way he surfs his shortsups.   Modeling Keahi’s video from Indo won’t correlate to surfing a 2ft. beach break.  The featured photo in this post isn’t a good model if you’re surfing a 8 x 32 board.

Requirements for a good model in paddle surfing:

  • Board needs to be similar in size and shape
  • Waves needs to be similar size and form
  • Surfer should have a similar style to your surfing.

Published by Erik Antonson

Erik is the founder and host of the PaddleWoo podcast, 2X Costa Rica National SUP Surf Champion and owner of Blue Zone SUP Camps.

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