Hi, my name is Erik, and the progression project is the warehouse for my projects.  I’m passionate about family, surfing, designing surfboards, the learning process, coaching, promoting paddle surfing and sharing my stoke…

This site has been the conduit to some of my best friends and opportunities.  So, please reach out and let me know what resonates.

Quick update on life –

Quick update on life –

What’s up folks!!!  I’ve been missing you all, missing the show, writing, surfing…  It’s been a crazy journey for us in the past 8 months, but it’s time to come back out from under the rock and share what I’ve been up to…

First and foremost our family appreciates all the well wishes for Sarah, we had some scary times, but she’s doing very well and has taken on this challenge with incredible strength and grace.   Our kids are taking on Florida life, school, activities better than we hoped.  They might like living here more now – who would have thought?

Chase Kosterlitz is down in Nosara, running Blue Zone SUP with Oscar and they are kicking ass.  I can say that from a technical surfing standpoint, Blue Zone is the best camp on the planet.  I just spent the week with them running a small group of friends.  Still can’t believe that I got to spend a few years pretending surfing was my job, coaching, writing, learning the sport…  and I’m super happy it won’t go away.  With Oscar and Chase, Blue Zone is stronger than ever and I’ll get to drop in and pretend I’m working every couple months.  You’ll see a ton of improvements coming, and I’m stoked with the new energy that Chase and Oscar are bringing! read more…

Progression Project Film

Conversessions Film  

(SUP Movie of the Year)

PADDLEWOO PODCAST – Breaking down the sport of paddle surfing, 40+ interviews


PROGRESSION PROJECT PODCAST – On the learning process.

Creating a coaching platform? Your feedback requested…

What's up folks!  It seems as though the raw video breakdown was a hit.  Lots of comments and emails requesting more raw video breakdowns, comprehensive maneuver breakdowns and remote coaching. Given that there seems to be a demand and that I have the time (and much...

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Raw Footage Video Breakdown 1

Here's a raw video breakdown.  I know a lot of you have been asking for this for a while.  And we've wanted to do produced tech videos, but the reality is we spend all the time making it polished and at the end of the day we can't convey as much info.  It's why I love...

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Getting Technical with JP’s Shaper Werner Gnigler

Last week I headed down to Grand Bahama with the family (we were forced to leave the United States to renew our international health care), and it just so happened that the Pryde Group dealer meeting was going on at Taino Beach.  Now, this wasn't exactly a...

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