SUP Technique

In this fantastic video tuition series, SUP coach Sam Ross runs us through the basics of paddleboarding right up to more advanced techniques.

Set Up & Launching

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.

Paddling on your knees

Getting launched and your first strokes on your knees. Here we can introduce the basics of paddle technique and how to turn the board.

Basic Paddling

Standing and finding your balance. Here we look at real paddle basics which are the foundation of everything else to come.

Step Back Turn

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.

Paddling using Your Core

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.

Reverse Paddle Turn

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.

Paddle Slap

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.

Improved Paddling

Once you have the basics, we can start to build on these techniques. Better paddle placement, power and guiding yourself better in straight line.

Nose 360

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.