Archive for the ‘Surf Ski Coach Podcasts’ Category

#09.Downwind Paddling

This month we thought its time to start teaching our listeners how to paddle the perfect downwind. For us, there are several main fundamentals all paddlers first need to understand so over the next couple of podcasts, we are going to break each of them down so you can master each one before moving onto […]

#08.Breathing Rhythm

Are you breathing correctly? Do you have a rhythm when you paddle slow or fast? In this month’s podcast, we’ll be talking to you about the importance of breathing and how we can get more oxygen into you body without changing the process but by increasing (or decreasing) the rhythm in which you breath. Please […]

#07.Footplate Connection

This month we would like you to think about your footplate connection. A solid, forward pressure connection will improve your balance, control and handling of your ski or kayak. Our coaching advise is that you should always have some forward pressure from your toes and heels and simply apply more pressure to the single heel when […]

#06.Paddling Through Waves

With the 2018 Australian Surf Life Saving season in full swing and a number of surf ski paddlers around the world having to paddle off a beach to get access to open water, we felt that this month we would discuss ‘Paddling Through Waves’. A simple skill once mastered, can be performed on any size wave.  […]

#05.”STOP” Focusing on Leg Drive

All great coaches find / have a number of different ways in which they communicate to their athletes, while I would not say I deserve ‘great’ tag, I am always looking to find new way to communicate technical advise to my athletes.  This month, I would like you to STOP focusing on leg drive. The […]

#04.Get Off The Wash

For us at P2F, to be a great downwind paddler, you have to find your catch. We have coached, and see, a number of paddlers on the water and the one thing we have noticed is the same paddlers are almost always riding the wash, never taking a lead. While these paddlers feel that they […]

#03.Paddle Length

Ever wondered why a 6’2″ paddler has the same paddle length as a 5’10”? This episode of Surf Ski Coach will explain why and give you a way to work out your own paddle length depending on your paddling height and what model of surf ski you paddle. A correct paddle length will enable you […]

#02.Paddle Angles

Before we start talking about technique, lets make sure you have the correct paddle angle. Over the years I have seen too many paddlers, paddling with the incorrect angle for the type of paddle they have or due to physical limitations. This podcast will show you how to set YOUR correct paddle angle, giving you […]

#01.Hand Positioning

I see a number of development to elite paddlers always looking for that 1% that will help them go faster. When I ask “where do you place your hands on the paddle shaft” they come back to me with a blank look or some type of 90 degree rule when you rest your paddle shaft […]

#00.Surf Ski Coach Introduction

On the 1st July 2017, Paddle 2 Fitness launches a new surf ski coaching podcast, called Surf Ski Coach. The podcast will be a world first with tips on how to become a more efficient surf ski paddler, exercises to assist and paddler interviews. Our aim is for you to either listen to the podcast […]