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:
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
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
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
be safe, have fun and watch all the videos in our SUP Tips playlist here:
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The board featured in the video is the Blue Planet 9'10 x 33 Turbo model:
The paddle I'm using is my favorite, the BP Kai Zen V2 with 82 square inch blade:
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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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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SUP Surfing 101
Starting from a standing position with the power of a paddle makes catching waves easier on a SUP board than traditional surfing...But, surfing an SUP has its own unique challenges and skills to develop in order to become proficient.
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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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The Truth About Inflatable Paddleboards
In this episode we talk about the benefits of inflatable paddleboards, and show you how quickly you can pump one up.
SUP Red Bull Raid
The Red Bull project for the Stand Up Paddle raid on a series of rapids in France!
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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Be safe and enjoy, Aloha!
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Paddleboarding Across The Bahama Bank!!!!!
Crossing the Bahama bank was absolutely magical. The water was so clear and still its was like watching the seafloor through a window. We took some amazing drone shots of the boat and we did a nice paddle workout using the boat as a pacer. Also, Jetty has a Vlog!!!!!
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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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The Therapeutic Side of Stand Up Paddleboarding
Amanda Abbott of Gulf Therapy takes a ride on her YOLO Board and discusses the therapeutic side of SUP.
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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Paddleboarding or Stand Up Paddleboarding?
What is Paddleboarding? Many people think that paddleboarding is the same as stand up paddleboarding. When you search for paddleboarding on google or youtube, most of the search results are for Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and it's easy to understand the confusion as you use a paddle and a board when you SUP. Even on Wikipedia, when you search for paddleboarding, the photo shown is of a Stand Up Paddler. If you bother to read the definition however you will learn that:
Paddleboarding participants are propelled by a swimming motion using their arms while lying or kneeling on a paddleboard or surfboard in the ocean. This article refers to traditional prone or kneeling paddleboarding. A derivative of paddleboarding is stand up paddleboarding also called stand up paddle surfing. Paddleboarding is usually performed in the open ocean, with the participant paddling and surfing unbroken swells to cross between islands or journey from one coastal area to another. Champion paddlers can stroke for hours and a 20-mile (32 km) race is only a warm-up for well-trained paddlers.
Paddleboarding (where you paddle with your arms rather than with a paddle) has been around much longer than Stand Up Paddling, so it does not seem right to take over the name of an existing sport to name a newer sport. It's probably too late to stop this from happening but I hope this video will help people understand the history and terminology better. Paddleboarding is not the same as Stand up Paddle boarding. Thanks for watching, Aloha!
How Many Calories Does Paddle Boarding Burn?
▶ — In this video, we’re going to address the commonly asked question: How many calories does paddle boarding burn?
Stand up paddle boarding is a great way to burn calories and fat, tone muscle, and improve overall strength and conditioning. SUP is one of the fastest growing sports in the world right now, because more and more people are discovering the many health benefits and overall fun factor that paddling delivers.
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Paddling Wales | Exploring the Coast by Stand Up Paddleboard & Coasteering
David Verde is in Wales, exploring the coast by stand up paddleboard before heading to Pembrokeshire to try coasteering—a combination of cliff jumping, scrambling and wild swimming—with Big Blue Adventures.
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Pilates on a Paddleboard with Jodelle Fitzwater
Jodelle Fitzwater,of 'Get Fit with Jodelle', walks through a Pilates on Paddleboard routine.
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Standup paddleboarding SUP Freestyle サップ フリースタイル Training in Lake Motosu Japan
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SUPヨガ フリスタ リバー SUPコアトレ ウェーブ ダウンウィンド 無限の楽しみを与えてくれるSUPに感謝！！！！
one day early morning training in Lake Motosu Japan
Epic stand up paddle boarding FAILS
SUP fails... but if you try hard enough you'll EASILY succeed in paddle boarding. It's easier to SUP than it is to ride a bike, just try in flat conditions. Good luck and have fun! We had tons of fun making this video.
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
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.
Hawaiian Adventure Vlog 2, Day 20 of 30: Stand up Paddle boarding
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