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SUP Balance tips for beginners- Stand Up Paddleboarding

How to SUP: Balancing on a Stand Up Paddleboard: If you have a hard time finding balance on a SUP, watch this video for some tips that will help you get started. One of the hardest things for beginners is often just being able to balance and stand up on the board. This video will help you with some tips. Ultimately your balance will improve with practice, don't forget to have FUN! Please check out our other videos with tips for beginners.
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Learn to SUP in 5 minutes- How to Stand Up Paddleboard

Learn how to SUP in just 5 minutes from Blue Planet founder Robert Stehlik. This is not a comprehensive lesson but goes over the basics of board handling, paddle handling and safety with tips for those learning how to Stand Up Paddle board. SUP is a safe, fun sport if done correctly.

Some of the basic topics covered:
Board handling:
lift board up on rail first, then use handle to protect your back,
make sure to put board in deep enough water so fin clears bottom,
center weight over handle and center line of board
not covered:
use right board for height, weight and ability level, for more information on choosing the best board for your needs, watch:

Paddle handling and technique:
correct orientation of the paddle blade (angled forward, away from you)
forward stroke holding paddle vertically and pulling straight back
using the whole blade in the water
reach forward and don't pull past the feet
not covered:
steering strokes, watch this video to learn how to steer the board:

choosing the right paddle and length, for more information on this topic, please watch:

ALWAYS wear a leash, and a personal floatation device if required (not required in Hawaii if using a leash)
Use the buddy system, don't go out in dangerous condition, beware of strong offshore winds.
If you can't swim, learn to swim first, then learn to SUP

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Thanks for watching,
Robert Stehlik
Honolulu, Hawaii

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The paddle I'm using is my favorite, the BP Kai Zen V2 with 82 square inch blade:

Paddleboarding with Sharks and Stingrays in Tahiti

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In this segment from the 'Facing Waves' TV series, we explore both above and below the tropical waters of Tahiti, by paddleboard.

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SUP tips: Common beginner mistakes- Stand Up Paddleboarding

How to SUP: This short video goes over some of the most common mistakes biginner stand up paddlers make and how to avoid them. For more Please also watch the other videos in our Tips for SUP Beginners Playlist:
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Common Beginner Mistakes

Video Transcript:
These are some things that almost everybody does wrong in the beginning, so don't feel bad if you do it, but this will help you avoid some of the common mistakes.

First of all, when you go in the water, make sure that you're deep enough in the water where your fin doesn't hit the bottom. I see a lot of people get about this deep, and they put their board down and try to jump on it, and the fin is still stuck in the sand here. So make sure you get the board out far enough in the water where the fin clears the bottom. So once you're out this far, you're far enough out.

So then, try to always get on your knees first before you try to stand up, and make sure you're in the middle of the board. So I'm going to get up on the board on my knees, and you can kneel like this or sit on your ankles, whichever is more comfortable for you. And then, when you're paddling on your knees, hold the paddle lower, you don't have to hold it way up here. And make sure you go into the wind first. That's another common mistake. Don't let the wind just carry you downwind, and then having to struggle coming back.

The next thing is standing up. Don't look down at your feet, try to look forward. That's another common mistake, where people look down and then they just keep falling in because you kind of end up going where you look. If you look down, you're going to go down.

Now also, another thing is holding the paddle correctly, which is with the blade angled forward. Almost all beginners try to hold the paddle backwards. If you do that, you end up pulling your board down. If you look at the angle of the paddle right here, and I'm pushing the water up, I'm pushing myself down. So the correct way is to hold the blade angled forward, paddling like this.

Another common mistake is to have the paddle not straight up and down, but too far out to the side. The more you get the paddle out to the side and away from the board, the more your board's going to turn. So if you want to go straight, you want to hold the paddle straight up and down, and pull it back in a straight line. This is what's going to make your board go straight. The more you have it out to the side, if you want the board to turn, you can do a steering stroke getting the paddle out to the side, getting your body lower to the water, getting the paddle kind of at a low angle, way out to the side, that's what's going to make you turn. You're going straight, you hold the paddle straight up and down.

Okay, another common mistake that we see a lot of beginners do is holding their hands too close together. So if you try to hold your paddle really close together, and try to stroke like this, you'll notice that it's very, very hard to make a stroke and get any power in your paddle. So try to hold the paddle about halfway down the blade. So about halfway between the blade and the handle, that's where your hands should be. If you put it on top of your head, it should be about right angles with your elbows. That's how you get a lot of power on your paddle. Most beginners hold their paddle somewhere around one or two feet down, and it's very hard to get enough power in your stroke at that grip height.

So, what else? Oh, another thing is just not standing in the right spot. A lot of times beginners stand too far back on their boards. So if you're trying to paddle like this, you can see my board's at an angle, and it just kind of drags through the water. It's very hard to get your board moving, plus it's less stable. So try to stand right in the middle, where the board's flat in the water, and you're going to have better glide with your board.

All right? So those are just a few little common mistakes that people make, and just have fun and enjoy.

Paddleboarding Across The Bahama Bank!!!!!

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How To SUP 101: Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding

How to Stand Up Paddleboard: SUP is Fun but it's not as easy as it looks and can be dangerous. If you can't take a lesson from a certified instructor, this video will help you get started safely. We have lots of instructional videos on the blueplanetsurf youtube channel!
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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 the technique series on our blog, starting with part 1:
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Stand Up Paddleboarding and Surfing in Montréal | Paddle Tales

In this episode of Paddle Tales, we're headed to one of the most fun cities in North America—Montréal, Québec. Join host, Luke Hopkins, as he explores the city and heads to Lachine for some stand up paddleboarding and surfing in the heart of Montréal.



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SUP: Paddle Boarding Basics || REI

One of the great things about paddle boarding is that you don’t need a whole lot of gear or experience to have fun on the water. This video covers the essential gear you’ll need, how to stand up on your board, basic paddle technique and how to get back on when you fall off. Watch, gear up and hit the water.

Come into your local REI to talk to our SUP experts, get the gear you need and learn more about stand up paddle technique.

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The Golden Rules of Stand Up Paddling

In this episode of Stand Up Paddling TV, Jimmy Blakeney explains the 3 Golden Rules of Stand Up Paddling - a set of rules that let you paddle the most effectively, comfortably, and safely.

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River Walkers - A Waterlust film about white water SUP

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Adventure Paddleboarding Seventy Thirty SUP

GSI Ambassador, Richie Lovett, describes the design features of the Adventure Paddleboarding Seventy Thirty SUP,in both Moulded Epoxy (MX) and Carbon Fusion (CX) construction. The Seventy Thirty is part of the GSI range of Adventure Paddleboarding SUPs. You can view the complete range on our web site:
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SUP Improved Paddling Technique

Once the basics of how to paddle board have been mastered we can begin to add a little more power to the stroke. In this video SUP technique expert Sam Ross demonstrates how to improve your paddling and increase your speed across the water.

The main thing to remember is that the board moves past the paddle so the most important thing is to place the blade where you reach.
The entry of the paddle is called the ‘catch’ and we need to make sure we bury the blade here. Keep the paddle vertical. The more the top hand is over the bottom hand the straighter the board will go. Lastly, make sure the blade comes out of the water at the feet. Drag will be created if you go past the feet.

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Adventure Paddleboarding All Rounder SUP

GSI Ambassador, Richie Lovett, describes the design features of the Adventure Paddleboarding All Rounder SUP in MX and CX construction. The All Rounder SUP is part of the Global Surf Industries range of Adventure Paddleboarding SUPs. You can check out the complete range here:

Whitewater SUP: Stand Up Paddleboarding the Colorado River

It's like walking on water, only better. That's the sensation that drove Vail Valley local Ken Hoeve to pioneer the growing sport of whitewater SUP, also known as river SUP. It's a high-octane variation of the SUP that’s traditionally been done in Colorado—and from coast to coast—on flat-water lakes, reservoirs, and bays. This version of SUP is a little rowdier: more rapids, more adrenaline, more mountain fun.

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Adventure Paddleboarding All Rounder SUP

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Basic Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tutorial (SUP)

This video tutorial teaches the basic skills for Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP). Some areas we will focus on include:

- Parts of a SUP board,
- Adjusting your SUP paddle to the right size,
- How to get on your Paddle Board,
- Overview of SUP Paddles,
- How to stand on your SUP Board.

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SUP HOW- TO CATCH WAVES stand Up paddle boarding

Learn the basics to mastering your first ride in Stand Up Paddle Surfing. Segment from How To - Hawaiian Style Vol.1 with Ivan van Vuuren.
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Paddleboarding Rivers with Nikki Gregg

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In this segment of the 'Facing Waves' TV series, we stand up paddle down the rivers around Hood River, Oregon, with BIC SUP Pro Team member, Nikki Gregg.

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Paddleboarding! Because It's All Fitness!! Great Low Impact Workout w/ Stand Up Paddle Board

Just a good day paddleboarding with my buddy. BTW, is it 'paddle boarding' or 'paddleboarding'? I never get it right. Anyways, I'm just having fun here, doing a low-impact workout on a day I'd otherwise just be sitting around. I like to go out on the lake and paddleboard 2-5 miles. It's a great outdoor, fun workout that you have to try! I am a big time fan of SUP paddle boards.

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