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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 […]

SIC Paddleboards

Sandwich Island Composites, better known as SIC, makes some of the most innovative standup paddleboards on the market.  Sandwich Islands was the name explorer Captain James Cook had given to the Hawaiian Archipelago in 1778 and SIC paddleboards are engineered and designed by Mark Raaphorst […]

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 […]

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 […]

SUP Stroke Technique: Getting the Paddle Down into the Water

Paddleboarding is a great full body exercise sport and the more you do it the stronger you get.  But many people make the mistake that because they are feeling and looking in good shape that they can ride faster by simply paddling harder. But in […]

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 […]

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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