Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a super easy water sport to learn and you can become an expert in no time.
Today we cover everything you need to know about inflatable paddle boards and how you can learn the basics of paddling in four steps.
Today we cover everything you need to know about inflatable paddle boards and how to learn the basics of paddling in four steps.< h3>Determine the size of the SUP paddle
Adjust the paddle to the correct height. It should be 6" above your head - about a hand's width.
Keep your arms relatively straight for greater range of motion.< p>You will be using a lot of core strength, more than your arm strength.
Paddle in a downward and backward motion by dipping the front of the paddle into the water and pushing it backwards, switching sides every few Paddle to stay straight.
Hold das sup paddle right
The stance of a paddle board paddle is similar to that of a canoe paddle, place one hand on the T-bar handle at the top of the shaft and the other hand slightly further back center, closer to the blade.
You can switch hands if needed to paddle on either side and keep the board straight. Make sure the paddle is pointing in the right direction! The angle the blade should of Facing away from you - this way you avoid drag.
Stand on a paddle board
Before endless hours on the dreaming about water or setting off on a rustic river trip, you first need to learn how to stand on your board.
In the middle of the deck is the carrying handle, with which you can carry your Put the board in the water. This is the center and balance point of the paddleboard.
As you mount your board, kneel on the board with your knees on either side of the carry handle and make sure your body weight is centered both laterally and longitudinally on the board.
In the kneeling position, bend forward and place the paddle horizontally on the deck of the board. Grab the sides of the board with both hands.
Slowly stand up one foot at a time and place your feet in the sweet spot where your knees were. Hold the board to steady yourself.
Stand in a standing position, adjusting your feet as needed.
You should stand hip-width apart and you should feel relatively stable. Make sure to bend your knees slightly and center your core over the board.
Basic SUP action
Forward Stroke(This basic stroke propels your board forward through the water.)
Put the paddle in the water at arm's length and pull it back along the board , keeping the top hand and the blade vertical.
To stay in a straight line, make a few strokes on one side, and then switch to a few strokes on the other side.
To turn left, put the paddle in the water on the right side. At the same time, twist your torso to the left.
Keeping a low stance, pull the paddle to the right toward the stern while twisting and leaning to the left with your upper body. You will feel the board move quickly to the left.
Sweep Stroke(The Sweep Stroke is useful for turning your board while standing still or moving)
To change direction, push the water towards the tail on one side and towards the nose on the other side. You'll turn faster when the blade is off the board.
With a little practice, you'll be paddling like a pro in no time. Just enjoy the ride.