Stand Up Paddling 101
Step by step directions for standing up easily, falling safely, remounting your board and SUP equipment basics.
Stand Up Paddling is an exciting and rapidly expanding sport and past-time.
Around the world, the popularity of Stand Up Paddling is exploding... and with it tremendous opportunities.
Whether you want to pleasure-paddle on flat water, or take on a new challenge, there are essential skills and knowledge to have fun and stay safe. And knowing the right gear for your needs can mean the difference between a terrible experience and a great one.
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Even if you've struggled paddling before or think you just don't have good balance, anyone can learn the basic skills needed to have fun, stay safe, and paddle efficiently and easily.
In this course you'll learn how to stand up easily, fall safely and remount your board easily plus many other essential beginning skills.
Unlike many quick start courses that set you up to fail, this course gives a true foundation so you can go out on the water with confidence.
What you’ll Learn in this comprehensive SUP Basics 101 Course:
Core Skills You're Learn:
- Alternatives to standing up - Prone, sitting and kneeling
- Step by step instructions for standing up on your board
- Easy warm-ups for paddling and injury prevention
- Falling is normal! Learn to fall safely
- How to climb back on your board easily no matter your body type or board type.
- Lifejackets types - Vest style and waist C02s.
- How to attach a leash
- How to install a fin
- Basic Inflatable SUP inflation and deflation technique
Make your first Stand Up Paddling experience a good one! And get the foundational skills to then take your Stand Up Paddling to new exciting levels.
With a background in sea, surf and whitewater kayaking, Rob learned SUP in its infancy.
He's author of Stand Up Paddling Flat Water to Surf and Rivers and is a co-founder and former director for the Professional Stand Up Paddle Association.
He's the owner of Seattle based Salmon Bay Paddle which offers small group SUP lessons and adventure tours.
Rob also contributes to SUP Magazine, Stand Up Journal, Canoe Kayak and Kenmore Air Magazine.
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