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A first timer’s guide…how to paddleboard

So you are going to learn how to paddleboard…you are on your way to a really fun time! Caution…paddleboarding has been shown to be addictive in lab rats. Here is some information to help you get started.  If you are taking a lesson or renting […]

Becoming an ACA Certified SUP Instructor

I had absolutely no idea what to expect when attending the 3 day American Canoe Association Instructor Certification Training.  My formal paddleboard training was limited.  I worked on my stroke with Dave Kalama, but other than that, most of what I knew was learned from […]

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 […]

Wide Stand Up Paddleboards

Stand up paddleboard technology has progressed quite bit over the last 6 or 7 years.  More recently, there has been a trend to make boards with a wider waist width.   The idea is that a wider board is more stable because the extra width across […]

4 Paddleboard Stretches Before You Head Out

  Now that spring is here you’re probably thinking about grabbing your paddleboard and heading back out on the water. Paddleboarding offers a full body workout using all the major muscle groups and a lot of the smaller ones.  Before you jump on that board […]

Paddleboard Lessons

There are many different types of paddleboard lessons available today.  You can find lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced paddlers.  There are also certification programs for water safety and becoming an instructor.  In addition, you can also choose to take lessons in not only basic […]

Paddleboard Skills: The Pivot Turn

There’s a lot of neat stuff you can do on a paddleboard that is also very useful when you find yourself in jam. Learning these skills will improve your overall paddleboarding and give you the opening to move on to more advanced paddling.  One of […]

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 […]


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