Quote Originally Posted by epidemicepic View Post
anyways, i usually sprint most of the way out. If its a really long paddle then i will slow it down until i hit the impact zone.

Good observations on the the momentum into duck dives, i always try to speed up b4 a good duck !~
i always try and save all my power on the paddle out at the start of the session and then when i do hit the impact zone i speed it up. plus it helps for me since im required to swim as a lifeguard and swimming is what has helped me in paddling alot. but if its a paddle out after catching a wave and if i ride it to the mid break ill speed paddle back out just to catch more waves.