How to stand up on your paddle board
Getting up on your paddle board can be quite hard especially when you are new to supping. But with
everything in life practice makes perfect. So keep trying and in no time you will be an expert in Stand
up paddling. If you follow these 6 tips on how to stand up on your board more easily you’ll be doing it
in no time.
- Check the weather
Before you go in the water you should assess your environment and check the weather forecasts. Also it is advisable to assess where the strong currents are and what your plan of action is. This will ensure your safety
- Wear a leash
If you have a leash on your board you should strap this to your ankle. The leash is an essential piece of gear when you go in the water. It keeps your board close when you fall off it. Losing your board when you’re not near land can be very dangerous so make sure you always wear a leash
- Get on the board
Walk into water with your board until you are in knee-deep water to prevent the fin from getting damaged. After doing this you have to put your knees besides to the handles in the middle. This will make sure you are perfectly balanced in the middle of the board.
- Paddle on your knees
Paddle away from the shallow water and into deeper water until you have a safe area to stand
- Stand up
Place the paddle in front of your knees and try to get up one foot at a time. Keep your eyes on the horizon to keep in balance more.
- Start paddling
Start paddling as soon as you stand up by reaching forward and putting the whole blade into the water.
As said before this will take time to learn and you will have to keep trying in order to improve. But
remember to keep having fun and more fun!
How to paddle on a SUP
To get your SUP moving you will need to learn how to paddle. And to make things easier for yourself
we have made a list of useful tips so you can learn it fast.
Follow these 4 easy tips to paddle straight on your SUP
- Stroke away from the rail of your board
Try to reach as far forward as you can and plant your paddle until the paddle blade is fully submerged.
- Angle your blade a little towards the rail
This angle will make sure the blade moves smoothly through the water and makes sure you go in a straight line.
- Drag the blade to your feet with a straight deep stroke
submerge the blade into the water as deep as you can and pull the blade to yourself.
- Change sides when needed
to keep your SUP straight you have to switch sides occasionally
After mastering these 4 easy steps it will be easier to move around on the water. And you can even
start to experiment with other techniques.
How to stand up on your paddle board from the water
Falling off your SUP is probably going to happen whether you like it or not. How to get back on your paddle
board when you’re in deep water can be quite hard when you don’t know how. Follow these 5 steps
to get easily back on your paddle board:
- Step 1: Grab the handle on the tail and push it down into the water
- Step 2: Pull your upper body on the board by grabbing the rails
- Step 3: Pull your body further on the board
- Step 4: Place your paddle horizontally on the board in front of your knees
- Step 5: After doing this get on your knees and hop up when you are ready
Remember this takes time to learn and it doesn’t matter if you fail the first time. Because every
time you do this you’ll improve and it will get easier overtime.