HOW TO STAND UP ON YOUR PADDLE BOARD
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
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 as soon as you stand up by reaching forward and putting the whole blade into the water.