Hello, all the beginners. Today we have brought you some tips about natural learning about stand up paddleboard. Here we present to all of you some advice from our boarder’s experience. Hope our today’s article will be much more beneficial for all of you.
1. You need to make sure your paddle is the right way:
As it seems perfect at the time, so we’ve all done it. To scoop the water, you need the paddle as you try so that you can balance and paddle without falling in.
However, as we all ultimately sought out, it works more effectively when in the standing position as the paddle goes the other way and also causes a fantastic smooth paddle stroke and you will feel less stress on your shoulders as well as in your elbows.
Since the shaft is the leading edge so you can pull the blade across the water in a slightly trailing position that supports blade stability and since you will perform the SUP stroke, the module is vertical which is providing the best angle for the most power through the middle of the stroke.
2.Watch the wind before boarding:
This step is a follow on from. To know the conditions, It’s essential when you paddle out. To see the forecast, so you have to be aware of any possible changes coming to you. You are like a sail in the wind when you’re standing on your SUP.
If in some cases you’re ever caught in a sudden &unfavourable wind change, you better lay down with your paddle tucked under you and you need to paddle the board like a regular surfboard. This is known as sculling prone.
3. You should be Paddling with your core:
You should not use your arms. At first, this may sound a little weird, but paddling is the best thing done by you. These are those strongest muscles of your body for your paddle stroke that provide the most effective power. Using just your arms to paddle and Standing up tall, you won’t get much power and will be very tiring.
4. You must look at the horizon:
The natural temptation for all is to look down at the board when we first start paddling, to pray we aren’t going to fall in and to watch the water lapping at the sides! However, you want to keep your head up, back straight and your body weight over your toes for the best stability, it may sound a little bit silly, but with your head looking down watching your toes, you are likely to rock back.
5. You have to stay out of the way:
You know very well that the ocean is enormous enough, the lakes are too big, and the rivers are extra wide. We always look for a chance to paddle on the same square inch of water! Paddleboards are, and they can hurt you when they hit you. You must be mindful of other water users and at the time of learning the art of SUP. You must make sure that you have plenty of room so that you can practice paddling and standing, falling.
6. You may fall off your board the right way:
This is always going to be a part of your stand up paddle boarding even the pros fall off so. What is most important is how you fall. This is just like you can wave riding and practice tricks, practicing falls or at least you can be aware of how to get fall and how to fall safely which can ensure your session is not anyhow cut short by injury.
Paddleboards are usually big, and it can hurt when they hit you, when you may fall, you may want to slip away from your board. You don’t need to worry, you’re highly attached to it with your leash, and it never goes away, but maybe falling well clear of the board will allow you fall gracefully into the water without falling on the board or the fins. This is especially very important in any location with the current or waves as the board will surely move independently of your input.
7. You need to Ride waves you can handle:
Most of my life I’ve been around the ocean. Surfing, sailing, Bodyboarding, SUPing, bodysurfing, Big waves of that ocean still scare me sometimes. You need to respect that mother nature is a powerful being, and you must know your limits. Many of us do this just for having some fun, and surely 99% of us aren’t out there so that we can prove anything.
For your skill level, you must be smart, and you need to ride waves in the right conditions. That inevitably goes for the whitewater paddle boarding as well. You must understand the flow of the river as well as you have to be sure and be aware of the power of the water.
8. Face the right way:
It is not immediately apparent to the regular water goers or non-surfers; which end line is the nose of the board. Most of the beginner boards are tail boards with excellent stability and sizeable round nose; often there is a big EVA deck area so that you can move comfortably.
So check where the fins are before you jump on the board, and when you paddle you must make sure that they are in the back! The Fins situated at the end will help to keep the board straight while you do paddle, this process is called tracking, and while you surf waves, this will help with grip.
For a very twitchy paddle board fins up front make it not go straight no matter how hard you try at that time!
9. You should use a leash:
For all stand-up paddle boarders this goes, but the sooner you are conscious of how vital a strap is in any types of condition, the safer you will be along with everyone else when you are paddling your board. Depending highly on what style of paddling you are doing there are various types of leashes and many types of attachment points, so you need to be sure to check out these.
10. You must look after your board and paddle:
For beginners Paddleboards are big. To make them manageable, stable and maneuverable, they require to be built out from light in weight high tech materials that make them very expensive. You must look after your board and paddle when thrown around on land they are fragile. You will get thanks from your board!!
To conclude, we must say that if you can follow these rules mentioned above you can be a good beginner. These tips will help you surf nicely on the wave. However, if you need to know any more information related to our today’s article, please feel free to inform us.