Stand up paddling is easy. However, there’s some technique we should repeatedly practice in order to get all the fun. Here are some basic instruction on stand up paddling:1. SUP Board Carrying Technique – Shoulder
Firstly, lay the Paddle in a well reachable spot next to you and a board. Grab the rails of the Sup Board with one hand in the middle. Pick up the board from the crouch and lay it down gently on your shoulder with the lower hand on a rail. Carefully balance the board with the board until it rests in the correct position on your shoulder. Gently crouch down to lift your paddle. Bend your upper body to something on the side where the board does not rest. Make sure to keep the sup board balanced when you go. This board carrying technique instruction is only suitable for windless days and in a manageable environment.
2. SUP Board Carrying Technique – Drop board
Find a spot on the water that is suitable for a safe start. Carefully slide the board off your shoulder and drop into the water on the bottom. Do not worry – the board can handle it. Do not lay the Stand Up Paddle Board diagonally to the waves because it will risk you injured. Make sure that the water is deep enough so that the fin is not damaged.
3. SUP paddling technique – lying down
when the wind is too strong and you can not paddle against it by standing, follow this instruction: Lay the paddle across the board and go while holding the paddle on the shaft over the squat in the lying position. Take the paddle in one hand while you support yourself with the other and balance. Gently push the paddle under your chest. The paddle blade must lie in the direction that the shaft and the handle point the sup paddle towards the sky and do not press against the board. Begin paddling with a swinging arm.
4. SUP paddling technique – kneeling
another instruction on paddling while the wind is too strong and you can not paddle against it when standing. Get into a balanced position in the middle of the board. Hold the paddle in front of you with both hands outstretched on the shaft and crouch down carefully. Support yourself with the paddle in your hands on the board until you land safely on your knees. If you feel safe, start paddling slowly with both hands on the shaft. Hold the paddle in the middle of the shaft and not the handle as usual. Change paddling regularly to ensure a straight run of the board.
5. SUP paddling technique – Get up
Place both hands on the deck of your sup board. Your paddle should be at a safe distance from you or be pressed with one hand on the deck. Climb over a kneeling position on the board or make a small jump. Make sure you have both feet at the same time and that you want to land in the middle of the board. Carefully, with small steps, step into the middle of your sup board and stand shoulder-width there. Hold the paddle with both hands to keep your body in balance. furthermore, begin paddling by placing one hand on the handle and the other hand in the middle of the shaft. Be sure to hold the paddle in the correct direction – the beveled blade must point to the front.
6. SUP paddling technique – stay
Glide slowly, standing on the board, towards the beach. Then, if you are sure that the ground is clear of obstacles, jump sideways from your board. Press off with both legs at the same time. Lay down the paddle and grab the board as described in SUP Board Carrying Technique – Shoulder. On the other hand, you can grab the board with one hand in the grip and the other hand on the upper rail and lift out of the water. If the board is in the vertical, it is sufficient to handle the SUP board with your hand. With the now released hand, the paddle can be transported.
7. SUP turning technique – standard turn
Break the paddle forward and let the sup boardslide a short distance. Put the paddle on the side in the water next to you, in which you want to perform the turn. Make three to four reverse paddle strokes. To do this, put the paddle behind you and pull it vigorously past your body, forwards towards the nose. When you have completed a turn of 180 ° in this way, change the paddle to the other side and start with normal paddle moves from front to back. The turn is done a bit faster if the paddle is held a little further away from the board.
8. SUP Turning Technology – Pivot turn
This turn can be done with the normal paddle speed. Go to your chocolate position (regular/goofy) with the leg backward. Apply a strong pressure on the back leg so that the rear can sink. The moment you exert pressure on the stern, you paddle in the direction of the forecastle head. The further you use the sup paddle away from the board, the faster the turn will be. Make trains as fast as possible. Parallel to a last, powerful move, you put the back leg forward in a safe standing position.
Go get your board, practice all instruction above and have fun