A basic introduction to Stand Up Paddling with safety tips and paddling instructions for beginners from Hawaii's SUP HQ: Blue Planet Surf Shop. For more advanced and detailed technique tips, please read and watch
Heard of Stand Up Paddling & want to know what it's all about?
The Salzburg Stand Up Paddle Boarding Champion Berni Seidl & me have some basic tips to have you out on the water on your SUP in no time.
In this video ACA SUP Instructor Trainer Jimmy Blakeney gives detailed instruction for getting back out through breaking waves while surfing.
Breaking down the stroke used in Stand-Up Paddling. Jim Terrell, the creator of QuickBlade paddles, covers all the aspects of a good stand-up paddling stroke - speed, stroke rate, stroke distance, technique and more.
Jimmy Blakeney demonstrates how to make quick and balanced pivot turns on your SUP.
These exercises will help you increase your overall SUP performance. They are presented with a clear progression from easier to advanced. All levels of paddlers can take away a few new training tips and techniques.
As a trainer and paddler, I want to introduce a new concept that will help keep your brain and stand up paddling skills extra sharp in all dimensions.
What I mean by this is that we live and paddle in one dimension. We walk forward, we swim forward, we surf forward and we all can say we paddle forward. Sure we turn, we cut back and I have seen some paddle backwards to goof off, but we usually train and paddle in one dimension.
Now I have experienced, not on purpose; the act of sliding sideways on a big downwind glide. It's almost like drifting in a race car or doing what we call in the rally world, a 4-point drift! (Best freak'n, exciting rush ever!) Have you ever felt your board skid sideways? What did you? How did you react? Did you fight it or did you think it was way cool and go with it?
Have you practiced time and time again to step up; hop up over that small or medium sized wave or beach break attempting to get out, only to find yourself quickly stepping off the nose or back of board? These exercises will help you get up and over that small or medium side chop or wave.
Do you know how to brace yourself with your paddle before you fall? Can you instinctively plant your paddle without looking and confidently know it will be exactly where you need it, without falling off your board? Are you having trouble with quick turns into a wave or around a buoy? If so, these exercises will help you improve those skills too.
I want to tune you in to something that I do here in the studio or at the beach with some of my SUP folks and they don't even know it. I'm training their brain to paddle and be in all dimensions at every moment. It's not voodoo or island magic, it's called training in different "dimensions or planes" of motion. I do this with force, no force, with weights or without weights.
For example we paddle forward on the right or left side of board in the sagittal plane, then we look and twist with our lower body to catch a wave or turn around a buoy in the transverse plane or lower superior of body. Sometimes when you're doing a cut back, you're paddling in all planes at once. As your board is sliding or floating across the lip of the wave you are now in the coronal or frontal plane.
Follow Kai Lenny and the best Stand-UP Paddlers paired with leading action sports cinematographers as they travel the globe chasing perfect waves as well as capturing unique perspectives from all facets of this growing sport.
Filmed on location in: Maui, Mexico, Fiji, California, Europe, Nicaragua, Maldives & elsewhere.
The special guests of the evening will be kids from The Boys & Girls Club of Maui.
STARRING: Kai Lenny, Laird Hamilton, Noa Ginella, Kody Kerbox, Zane Schweitzer, Connor Baxter, Sean Pointer, Izzi Gomez, Lori Park & more.
Michael Tavares runs us through how to launch and land your SUP. Mike covers both beach and dock techniques.
he Basics of SUP! I met John Denney who was visiting Florida from Maui and a week later we were on a boat headed to the Bahamas to share the sport of Stand Up Paddling! That week we came up with a short script and made this video. Hope you learn from it! Dasher