Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced shredder, improving your basic paddling skills translates into catching more (and better) waves. Ex-CT vet Josh Kerr knows a thing or two about catching a lot of waves in a short amount of time, and in this new tutorial from Stomp Sessions, Josh shows you how to up your wave count by paddling into waves correctly and efficiently. From making sure you’re in the right position on your board to how to control your timing, speed and position on the wave, these pro paddling tips from Josh will have you pocketing more waves each session.

This video is brought to you in partnership with Stomp Sessions, which provides learning tools to improve your surf skills with Josh Kerr, including pro tutorial videos, digital coaching, and DIY tools. Learn more about Kerr’s 20+ lessons in SURFER’s How To section or at Stomp Sessions.