Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a super easy water sport to learn, and you can become an expert in no time.
Today, we'll discuss everything you need to know about inflatable paddle boards and how to learn the basics of paddling in four steps.
Today, we'll discuss everything you need to know about inflatable paddle boards and how you can learn the basics of paddling in four steps.
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 breadth.
Keep your arms relatively straight for a greater range of motion.
You're going to use a lot of nuclear power, more than your arm power.
Paddle with a downward and backward movement by immersing the paddle in the water at the front and pushing it backwards. Change sides every few paddles to stay straight.
Hold das Sup Paddle Right
The posture 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 a little further back in the middle, closer to the blade.
You can switch hands if needed to paddle on both sides and keep the board straight. Make sure the paddle is pointing in the right direction! The angle of the blade should be directed away from you - this way you avoid air resistance.
Stand on a paddle board
Before you dream of endless hours on the water or set off on a rustic river tour, you first need to learn how to stand on your board.
In the middle of the deck is the carrying handle that you use to bring your board into the water. This is the center and balance point of the paddle board.
When you get on your board, kneel on the board with your knees on either side of the carrying handle, making sure that your body weight is centered on the board, both laterally and longitudinally.
In the kneeling position, bend forward and place the paddle horizontally on the deck of the board. Grasp 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 tightly to stabilize itself.
Stand in a standing position and put your feet as needed.
They should be hip-width apart, and you should feel relatively stable. Be sure to bend your knees slightly and center your core over the board.
Basic SUP action
Vorwärtsschlag(This groundstroke propels your board forward through the water.)
Place the paddle in the water at arm's length and pull it back along the board, holding the upper hand and blade vertically.
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, place the paddle in the water on the right side. At the same time, turn your torso to the left side.
Keep a low stance and pull the paddle to the right, towards the stern, while turning and leaning with your upper body to the left. You will feel the board move quickly to the left.
Sweep Stroke(The Sweep Stroke is useful for rotating your board while standing still or moving)
To change direction, push the water to the tail on one side and to the nose on the other. They will spin faster when the blade is away from the board.
With a little practice, you'll be paddling like a pro in no time. Just enjoy the ride.