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ESSENTIAL STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING TIPS & TRICKS

ESSENTIAL STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING TIPS & TRICKS

 

Here are some tips & tricks to get you off and running in the world’s fastest growing sport!! First off, Stand up Paddleboard in generally quite a simple sport to learn, especially if you are sticking to flat water.

 

It is said that if you can balance standing up…you can SUP!

It is said that if you can balance standing up…you can SUP!

 

TIP #1 – Join an Outdoor Club. It is best to enjoy the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding with Friends, so that you can watch out for each other

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is more fun with friends!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is more fun with friends!

TIP #2 – Get Geared Up! Purchase a Stand Up Paddle Board and Gear relevant for the type of stand up paddle boarding that you will be doing. For examples, Stand Up Paddle boards have become quite specialized over the years. Some SUP’s are best designed for river use, and made of light, inflatable materials. Others are designed with more rigid materials more suitable for ocean use. It is probably best to enlist the help of a professional when making purchase. If renting is an option, it’s always best to try before you buy.  Don’t forget straps to strap your board to the roof of your vehicle.

Purchasing the right equipment can be a daunting task

Purchasing the right equipment can be a daunting task

 

TIP #3 – Take a lesson. Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons are popular. Why not enlist the help of a professional while you are still new at the sport. That way, there is less of a chance of developing bad habits with your posture and stroke, and in turn minimize the possibility of injuries. Lessons are available for beginners and advanced, including instructors courses

Lessons are Available for all Ability Levels!

Lessons are Available for all Ability Levels!

 

TIP #4 – Location, location, location!  Find areas to enjoy Stand Up Paddleboarding that suit your skill level. If you get overwhelmed by conditions that don’t match your abilities, it will dampen your spirits and possibly deter you from continuing to pursue the sport. When starting out, ideally choose warm lake, or very calm ocean inlets. Try and stay quite close to shore for the first few times, and only venture further if you feel comfortable.

Start off easy with Calm Water

Start off easy with Calm Water

TIP #5 – Have FUN!  Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) is the world’s fastest growing sport for a reason: It’s FUN!

Clowning around

Clowning around on a stand up paddle board

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