Robert Stehlik is a talented paddler. So talented in fact, that he can paddle the Hawaii Kai downwind run on Oahu while narrating it for you, dear SUPer, coaching you through his tricks and tips as he does them. Lucky you.

He covers such skills as paddle cadence, appropriate wave position and reading waves. Lots of helpful insider knowledge here. Watch and learn. Literally. Video one above, two and three, below.

For more from Stehlik check out his blog, Zen Waterman. And be sure to look for Stehlik’s profile in SUP‘s Beginner’s Guide, due to hit newsstands April 2.