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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.

Produced by The Heliconia Press
Sponsored by Bic Sport SUP

LEARN
Check out all our Paddling TV YouTube channels:
Kayak Fishing Tales
Kayak Bass Fishing
Stand Up Paddling
Whitewater Kayaking
Canoeing
Recreational Paddling
Sea Kayaking

SHOP
Need a SUP? Shop the world's largest selection of canoes, kayaks, and SUP's at Appomattox River Company. Appomattox has served paddlers since 1977, and their staff of experts are serious paddlers, knowledgeable in all disciplines of paddlesports. Call them at 800 442 4837, or visit their website

CLOTHING
For 25 years ExOfficio has built top quality clothing that not only looks great, but that performs exceptionally well. ExOfficio clothing is simply made to adventure, and ExOfficio's Amphi line of clothing is ideal for paddling and other outdoor adventures. Check them out at

STORAGE RACKS
Even if you're on the water 2-hours every day, your SUP will be in storage 90% of the time, and improperly stored boats are easily damaged. For the ultimate storage solution, check out Suspenz's indoor and outdoor storage racks for kayaks, canoes, SUPs and more. Visit the Suspenz website for more information

SUP
With decades of experience in windsurf and surfboard manufacturing BIC Sport is a pioneer of thermoformed composite construction technology. Over the past few years they've refined the ideal composite lay-up for SUP, with ACE-TEC as the result. It's a unique combination of LIGHT WEIGHT, DURABILITY AND PERFORMANCE. See all the ACE-TEC boards at

PADDLES
Notice how nearly every pro on Paddling TV uses an AquaBound paddle? There's a good reason for this. AquaBound manufactures some of the best paddles on the market, and they won't break your bank account. Having used them for 14 years we're happy to give them our stamp of approval. See their full line-up at

PRODUCED BY
Episode is produced by The Heliconia Press, an award winning TV, digital video, and DVD production company that specializes in outdoor pursuits. Visit to find us online.

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.
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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.
Please also watch the other videos in our Tips for SUP Beginners Playlist:
For information on our SUP lessons, please visit:

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.

Produced in partnership with the ACA

Special thanks to BIC SUP

Produced by Heliconia Productions
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How to Stand Up Paddleboard Video- MotionBoardshop.com


This video is brought to you by motionboardshop.com where we specialize in high quality gear for stand-up paddling, kiteboarding and longboarding. We hope that this video will give you some pointers on how to get started with standup paddling. We cover what kind of gear to buy as well as how to paddle, turn, and get back on if you happen to fall off. SUP is an easy sport to pick-up and is a great way to get out on the water and change up your usual exercise routine by providing you with a full body workout.

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.
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Choose The Right Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)

In this episode of Stand Up Paddling TV, Jimmy Blakeney explains how to choose the right SUP for your skill level, and for the type of paddling that you do.

Produced by The Heliconia Press
Sponsored by Bic Sport SUP

LEARN
Check out all our Paddling TV YouTube channels:
Kayak Fishing Tales
Kayak Bass Fishing
Stand Up Paddling
Whitewater Kayaking
Canoeing
Recreational Paddling
Sea Kayaking

SHOP
Need a SUP? Shop the world's largest selection of canoes, kayaks, and SUP's at Appomattox River Company. Appomattox has served paddlers since 1977, and their staff of experts are serious paddlers, knowledgeable in all disciplines of paddlesports. Call them at 800 442 4837, or visit their website

CLOTHING
For 25 years ExOfficio has built top quality clothing that not only looks great, but that performs exceptionally well. ExOfficio clothing is simply made to adventure, and ExOfficio's Amphi line of clothing is ideal for paddling and other outdoor adventures. Check them out at

STORAGE RACKS
Even if you're on the water 2-hours every day, your SUP will be in storage 90% of the time, and improperly stored boats are easily damaged. For the ultimate storage solution, check out Suspenz's indoor and outdoor storage racks for kayaks, canoes, SUPs and more. Visit the Suspenz website for more information

SUP
With decades of experience in windsurf and surfboard manufacturing BIC Sport is a pioneer of thermoformed composite construction technology. Over the past few years they've refined the ideal composite lay-up for SUP, with ACE-TEC as the result. It's a unique combination of LIGHT WEIGHT, DURABILITY AND PERFORMANCE. See all the ACE-TEC boards at

PADDLES
Notice how nearly every pro on Paddling TV uses an AquaBound paddle? There's a good reason for this. AquaBound manufactures some of the best paddles on the market, and they won't break your bank account. Having used them for 14 years we're happy to give them our stamp of approval. See their full line-up at

PRODUCED BY
Episode is produced by The Heliconia Press, an award winning TV, digital video, and DVD production company that specializes in outdoor pursuits. Visit to find us online.

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.

For more information on SUP basics, check out

Whitewater SUP in Gorge-ous Hood River | SUP's Up, Ep. 2



The SUP champion from Hawaii travels to Hood River to try her hand at stand-up paddling on the whitewater of White Salmon River. Can she cut it?

Candice Appleby then heads to the Columbia River Gorge for the 3rd Annual Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge and has some bonus fun in the video, stand up paddle training with the big winds JET team.

Before the day is out, Candice surfs in the wake of a massive river sternwheeler. That's one hell of a day.

Director: Chris Emerick
Producer: Dan Gavere
Athletes: Candice Appleby, Anthony Vella


Whitewater SUP in Gorge-ous Hood River | SUP's Up, Ep. 2

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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.

If you're interested in hiring a coach for your paddle boarding give me a message here on YouTube!

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Paddle Board Surfing in Tahiti

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In this segment from Heliconia's 'Facing Waves' TV series, BIC SUP Team members Jimmy Blakeney and Nikki Gregg share an epic paddle boarding experience in Tahiti.

Learn more about Facing Waves

Sponsored by:
Tahiti Tourisme:
BIC SUP

Produced by Heliconia

SUP Surfing Mentawai Boat trip with Blue Planet Australia

Stand Up Paddle Surfing in the Mentawais: Blue Planet Australia took a crew of friends on a boat trip around the Mentawai Islands (Indonesia) to test the new 2017 lineup of SUP boards in some beautiful uncrowded waves on Pelagic Surf Charters. For more information on where to find Blue Planet Stand Up Paddle boards in Australia, please visit:
For more information about the boat and surf trips, visit:
Credits: Steve Dewell photography, Jared Reed: rider/ video, Luke O'Garey: rider, Robert Stehlik: edit
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The step back turn / How to SUP videos

The Step Back Turn is a really useful, fast turn to master. Whether on a race board or surf SUP, it's a great turning method to get you quickly around those race buoys or infront of that fast approaching wave. It takes a bit of practice and you’re likely to get wet when you first try, but it's well worth the effort.

Read more on SUPboarder here

SUP Instruction

The 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

Florida Keys | Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand-Up Paddleboarding the Florida Keys... featuring sharks, manatees, fish and crabs through sandbars, salt ponds and hidden mangrove canals!

Filmed with the GoPro HD at 720p resolution with 60fps.
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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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Stand Up Paddling is a great workout!

I will show you how and why stand up paddling is a great way to workout!

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Filmed by Robert H. Mcgee
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Edited by Mitch Bergsma

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Song: Raindrops
Album: Something To Say
Artist: Drastik
Producer: 2wentyWon

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The intro video filmed and edited by Erik Lauritzen



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Hawaiian Adventure Vlog 2, Day 20 of 30: Stand up Paddle boarding

Adventuring, Stand up paddle boarding, drones and body surfing hawaii are our every day go to :D

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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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STAND UP PADDLE GONFLABLE ALLROUND 10'7

Découvrez comment gonfler et ranger votre stand up paddle gonflable SUP 10'7 bleu.

Inflatable allround 10'7 stand up paddle board
Discover how to inflate your inflatable stand up paddle board SUP 10'7

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