SUP How-To

Cathy goes to Kalama Kamp to fix her paddle board stroke-Part 1

This is part 1 of a 2 part post about my experience at Kalama Kamp.   Part 1 is about the general experience and the format for the clinic.  Part 2 will get into specific tips and tweaks to make your stroke more efficient. When I […]

Cathy goes to Kalama Kamp Part-2 practical paddle board stroke tips

Ok, so you have read about what Kalama Kamp was like but you are probably much more interested in what we actually learned.  What are the tips that can help you paddle more efficiently? I will outline a few of them here Reach…no, reach more! […]

Glide: Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Glide: Stand up paddle boarding term “glide” describes the distance a board can travel when placed under a finite unit of power.  In this case, that “unit of power” would be one paddle stroke.  If you line up several boards of different shapes, lengths, widths and […]

7 mistakes new paddleboarders make…and how to avoid them

One of the best things about stand up paddleboarding is how easy it is to get started.   If you can stand up and wield a paddle, you can most likely standup paddleboard.  But there are a number of easily remedied mistakes that new paddlers tend […]

How to Transport your Stand Up Paddleboard

It’s no secret that your average stand up paddleboard, over 9 feet long, will not fit inside your car.  You might be able to squeeze a smaller paddleboard in a hatchback, station wagon or SUV but it may also take some finagling and it will […]

Stand Up Paddleboarding: Paddling Technique

It’s no secret that stand up paddleboarding is a great core strengthening work out.  The synchronized movement of your upper body and hips engages every muscle in your torso from the biggest to the smallest.  Your legs hold your balance as they react to the […]

What is Downwind Paddleboarding?

Standup paddleboarding is a versatile sport and there are several different kinds of paddleboarding you can do including racing, touring, surfing and downwinding.  The first three are common enough but downwind paddleboarding is a concept that not everyone is familiar with.  Generally speaking, whenever you […]

7 Reasons why you should consider stand up paddle board lessons

People considering trying standup paddleboarding tend to fall into two camps…those who think it looks easy, or those who think it looks hard.  Those in the former camp are likely to forego the lesson(s), rent a board, and figure it out themselves.  Those in the […]

Tips for Paddleboarding in Rough Water

Paddleboarding in rough water can be tricky business.  Wind, tides, currents, boat wakes and rebound off of coastal features can all affect your ride.  Wind causes the surface of the water to pile up on itself creating peaks and valleys that move rapidly.  This is […]

FAQs when you are thinking about buying your first paddleboard

We get asked a lot of questions when people are thinking about buying their first paddleboard.  Here are some of the most common ones we hear.   How heavy are they? Most boards are in the 20-30 lb range.  There are some high-end boards that […]

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