Paddlewoo Returns!

You can subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. I am stoked to announce that the Paddlewoo Podcast has returned!  And there's going to be some changes coming...  In this episode I'm joined by Chase Kosterlitz - we're catching up on my last trip to Costa Rica...
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Thoughts on Race to the Bottom, Volume and where the industry missed

Some updated thoughts on volume, how best to train for stability, and board trends in the industry. There is a definite relationship between surfing performance and lower v/w ratios.  If you look at any of the top pros they are riding negative ratios, less float than...
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Some Background on the Design Process of the Barra model by Portal

Erik explains the design process behind Portal’s first board, the Barra. An in depth look at what an ideal standup surfboard should be.

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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.


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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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