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5 Reasons why you should try standup paddleboarding this year

In case you need convincing to try paddleboarding, here are 5 of the top reasons why you should… 1)   It’s fun! 2)   It’s great exercise 3)   You can see lots of new places and things, from a new perspective 4)   It is easier than 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 […]

Beginner’s Notes: How to Stand Up on your Paddleboard

  Your first time paddleboarding is really exciting. That initial experience will color your view of the sport tremendously.  And learning how to use your paddleboard correctly makes the experience that much more fun.  Having an experienced instructor show you the basics allows you to […]

Beginner SUP Tips: How to Paddle Straighter

Paddleboarding is a lot of fun and especially after you nail down some basic techniques that allow you to paddle faster and straighter. Once you learn and start practicing how to paddle straighter you will also be able to paddle farther and longer without getting […]

Stand Up Paddleboarding: The Crossbow Turn

When you first start out paddleboarding you normally learn to turn by pushing hard off the nose of the board or dragging the blade behind you and toward the front.  There’s nothing wrong with doing it either of these ways, and sometimes you may find […]

Early Season Paddleboarding: Paddling Technique

Now that it’s officially spring and there’s no chance of the water freezing over again, it’s time to start getting back into the swing of things. So far I have been out a few times logging some miles. This is the time I need to […]

Paddleboarding tips for when your stroke is stronger on one side than the other

Last year I noticed that my stroke is considerably stronger on my left side than on my right. It is much smoother, I can cover more ground (or water), it’s more comfortable, and I go straighter. Paddling on the right feels unnatural, the board pulls […]

Release and Recovery Phase of the Paddleboard Stroke

In order to become a good paddleboarder you need to develop good paddling skills. Most of your progression in paddleboarding will be a result of learning proper stroke technique. Paddling technique includes the three phases of the stroke- the catch, power phase, and the release and […]

Paddleboarding Stroke: The Catch Phase

Stroke technique is what paddleboarding is all about whether you’re racing, running rivers, downwinding, touring or just cruising around your favorite waterway.  We can break down the paddleboard stroke into three general phases: the catch phase, the power phase, and the release and recovery phase.  For […]

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