In this fantastic video tuition series, SUP coach Sam Ross runs us through the basics of paddleboarding right up to more advanced techniques.
An introduction to the paddleboarding gear and getting set up ready to get afloat. We then look at the position to get you launched but also to help if you ever get into trouble.
Getting launched and your first strokes on your knees. Here we can introduce the basics of paddle technique and how to turn the board.
Standing and finding your balance. Here we look at real paddle basics which are the foundation of everything else to come.
Also known as a pivot turn or buoy turn, this way of turning round is great in every water environment. Spin the board on the spot with style.
Lets start looking at using larger muscle group to power the board along. Once you have the basics we can really start to look at improving efficiency and power within the stroke.
Sometimes known as a cross deck draw, this way of turning round means you don’t need to change sides, if great for control and spinning the board within it’s own length.
An introduction to using your paddle like a brace, whether it be a wobbly moment on lake water or building a skill you’ll need for waves, narrower boards and challenging conditions.
Once you have the basics, we can start to build on these techniques. Better paddle placement, power and guiding yourself better in straight line.
A great move to pull many skills together. This flat water move builds use of the paddle as a brace and also starts to improve board trim. A great skill to help push your paddling and prepare you for different kit and more challenging environments.