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Techniques To Learn For Your Stand Up Paddle Board

When you start out in paddle boarding, getting the hang of things can be a little hard. The following guide helps you put your stand up paddle board to good use. It will show you how to stand, the stance and how to paddle straight.

Standing Up

When you are new, always go to flat, calm waters that have no obstacles like buoys or boats. Initially you will probably find it easier to kneel rather than stand. Follow these steps and you will get the hang of standing up.

Stand beside your board in shallow water, put your paddle across the boards deck and utilize it as an outrigger. The grip of the paddle will be on the edge of the board, while the blade will rest over the water.

Hold the board of your shark sup board by the rails (edge), the other hand will be holding the grip of the paddle.

Get onto the board in a kneeling position, just behind what is the center of the board.

From the kneeling position, try and feel out the balance point of the board. If the nose pops out of water, or the tail digs in, then the balance is poor.

Keep both hands on the side of the board to provide stability.

When you feel ready, get to your feet one foot at a time. You should be standing where your knees were. If you can bring along a friend to help stabilize you, it would be better.

Stance

For you to keep your balance as you stand on the board you got at the inflatable paddle board sale follow the steps below:

Keep your feet parallel, the distance between them should be the width of your hips, and they should be centered between the board edges. Do not place your feet on the rails.

Keep your toes opining ahead, your knees should be bent and your back always straight.

Your balance should occur at your hips not in your upper body.

Remember to keep you upper body stable and upright, when you shift your weight move your hips.

Keep your gaze on the horizon, and do not stare at your feet.

You will notice that as your forward momentum goes up, so does your stability.

Stroke

The following tips should help you as you paddle:

If you paddle on the right, your right hand will be lower and it will be on the shaft of the paddle. The left hand will be on top of the grip.

The elbow of the paddle will face away from you, which may look and feel awkward.

Always keep your arms straight, when you twist do it from your upper body. Use your torso to paddle rather than your arms.

Push down on the paddle with your top hand.

Plat your paddle by pushing it all the way into the water, then pull it back up till your ankle, and out of the water.

When you start out, keep your strokes short and close to the board.

To keep in a straight path, paddle approximately 4 to 5 strokes on a side then shift over to the other side.

When you shift, you will reverse your hand positions.

Now that you have the basics of technique you can get on your board and try them out. For those still contemplating stand up paddling do not waste any more time, buy inflatable sup and experience the water.
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Take Your Cheap Inflatable SUP for an Overnight Trip

If you and your friends have planned a camping trip by a lake or the ocean, or if it is a solo trip there is nothing that can add to the fun better than paddling. Trips by the water are not only relaxing they are rejuvenating, all the birds, trees and nature spread all around you makes a camping trip worth it. Carrying a cheap inflatable sup will add to the fun.

Do the following things and your trip should be a blast.

1. Get the right paddle board for you. This is essential to enjoying your experience. Make sure you bring along a board that is stable and can carry your weight. Also consider the distance you intend to cover.

Do you plan to just cross the lake for camping and maybe some fishing, or do you plan to paddle several miles daily? This will determine what kind of board you need. If you do not have enough money for a high end board, you can wait for an inflatable paddle board sale.

2. Pack as lightly as possible. First of all, the more weight you carry with you, the less stable your board will be, and the harder it will be to paddle. Secondly you have to pack your things in dry bags. This means that you have to pack only essential items only, like a tarp instead of a large tent, and only a pair of clothes not meant for paddling.

3. Do a test run. Pack everything you intend to carry in the bags. The things that will be required to set up camp should go to the bottom, and the items that you will use frequently and are lighter should go to the top. Place the bag(s) on your board and see if the board will be able to handle the weight in rough waters.
See if the load balances correctly, and whether your board can trim adequately. You should know all this before you leave for the trip.

4. Consider size. It is advisable to pack one big bag for the camping items, and one smaller bag for the frequently used items like your cellphone, your camera, the maps for navigation and snacks.

5. Communicate your plans with others before you leave. Always let others know what you plan before you leave. Things occasionally go wrong, but if others know where you are they can come and help you. Also have a communication device that can work in bad weather and in remote places.

6. Start Slow. When you start out do not be in a rush to go long distances on the first day. Just find remote areas with lots of water, and start slow. The next camping trip you can try a little more till you get to the distance that you want.

7. Eat Enough. Carry fishing rods, and catch your meals. Cooking over a fire is part of the camping experience.

8. Think about your drinking water. Carry a filter if possible, as carrying bottled water will weigh you down.

Now when you buy your inflatable paddle board you know there is a whole world of fun outside basic SUP.
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ENSURING YOUR SAFETY ON YOUR STAND UP PADDLE BOARD

There are a multitude of places where you can take your stand up paddle board and have a great time. This can be the river, a lake, pond, or the ocean. Wherever it is you are bound to have fun, but you must also take your safety into consideration. The following guide will give you safety tips for wherever it is that you go.

Surf
Always be courteous to those who surf lying down. Understand your ability, and stay in the areas set aside for standup paddling. If you can find a less crowded are, go there, while t may not have the same features as the ore popular breaks you will gain experience and avoid accidents that occur in large crowds.
Use a leash. If a board gets out from under you it can be dangerous in zones where people surf. Also the board is the best way to stay afloat.
Use a suit. When you start out, you will spend a lot of time in water. It will maintain your core temperature, as hypothermia can occur rapidly in cold weather.
Remember sunscreen. Sunburn can occur in the span of fifteen minutes. If possible also carry a rashguard for your skin.

River
Remember to be humble. As you start out you know very little, so take it slow as you move up. Go to a stretch of water that moves slow so that you can get used to the current and what it feels like under your inflatable sup.
Always wear a PFD. The current can be unpredictable, and if it pulls you down then the PFD will keep you afloat.
Wear a helmet. This will protect your head in the event that you fall into the water and the current drives you against an object in the water.
Wear protective clothing. River water tends to come from snowmelts, which could cause hypothermia to set in very fast.
Go with a partner. It is always best to have someone on the river with you in case something happens.

Touring

Remember that humility is key when you start out. As for recommendations on good places to paddle when you start out.
Carry a PFD. This will keep you safe.
Check the weather prior to going to the water. The weather can shift swiftly, Look for wind predictions, if you can find them look for wave predictions too and tide charts. Inform someone before you set out, and if you can always carry a communication device.
Get a partner to come along. It is fun, and they can help you to shore if anything happens.

All of these tips are meant to keep you safe when you carry your shark sup on your next outing. Waves and currents may seem safe on the surface, but once you are in you may find that the conditions are unmanageable: the weather could also shift unexpectedly whipping up the water. That is why it is essential to take all necessary precautions.

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