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Can I paddle board with knee injuries? Seeing a paddle boarder float by with grace is captivating. It inspires many people to get on a paddle board themselves. Boarders with experience not only make SUP look easy but also entices others to try the sport. It is a sport that everyone can enjoy with the […]

I usually hear “Is that a surf board?” at least once while walking to the beach with my paddle board. People are typically taken by surprise when they see me paddle boarding on calm days or in flat water. Beach goers often confuse paddleboards for surfboards. Paddle boards come in many styles and some are […]

What’SUP with SUP Yoga? Let’s start with the basics, yoga is a spiritual practice that encourages connecting the breath with movement into poses or asanas. Stretching the body slowly while breathing through poses enhances strength and flexibility. Focusing on slowing the breath relaxes the mind into a meditative and calm state. Yoga was traditionally practiced […]

How do you rig your SUP for fishing? Stand Up Paddling is perfect for accessing shallow waterways. Standing up on a paddle board offers a greater vantage point for viewing the sea grass and all the fish that swim in it. I’ve been able to identify fishing areas by seeing where the schools are commonly […]

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is a craze and it is the fastest growing watersport. The SUP movement is been motivating many to buy paddleboards. SUP is a low impact sport that anyone can participate in. You can increase your success by riding the right board for your skill level. The width of the board, skill […]

How do you stand up on a paddle board? Most people are amazed when I tell them it’s easy. It’s also one of the best ways to discover local marine life. Looking down into the water from a new vantage point is an amazing way to see nature. First you have to learn how to […]

How do you stand on a paddleboard? This is one of the most commonly asked questions I receive working in the SUP industry. With a little bit of instruction and guidance anyone can stand on Stand Up Paddle Board.

I recommend that everyone start off paddle boarding while sitting or kneeling. The kneeling stance is best to help your body get used to balancing on the board. However if you have knee problems then sitting on the SUP board is best.

Most people wonder how they will ever keep their balance on a Stand Up Paddle Board. I promise, it’s not as complicated as it might seem! First of all, you do not start off standing on the board. A simple kneeling stance is the best way to start learning how to keep your balance on the SUP board. The kneeling position will help your muscles to gain stability on the board; as your thighs, glutes, abs, shoulders and back muscles are all engaged in this activity.

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