7 Paddle board Surfing Mistakes to Avoid

With paddle boards costing hundreds of dollars and sprains making up 50% of all injuries, making a mistake on your SUP surf board can be expensive as well as painful.

We’ve seen just about every SUP surf boards mistake in our time, whether it’s to do with equipment, technique or attitude. Here, we’ve drawn on this experience to highlight seven of the most common mistakes among novice stand up paddle board surfers. Making mistakes is a huge part of the learning and growing process, but by being careful and following our tips you can eliminate as many of the risks as possible.

1. Choosing the wrong board

SUP surf boards are highly technical pieces of kit with increasingly impressive design features. As a result, it’s important to choose a board that’s going to allow you to get the most out of the sport.

Often, beginners use a SUP board which is either too big or too small for their size and weight. This mistake makes the whole activity frustrating as the board will be too difficult to maneuver and control. Start by looking at boards measuring around ten feet in length, but make sure to follow this up with research on the best SUP boards for surfing for you.

2. Starting too shallow

Heading out into the deep is daunting, especially if you’re new to the world of SUP surfing. It’s tempting to stick close to the shore, but it’s a mistake to start out in water that’s too shallow.

If your board is only just clearing the ground, the fins will sink into the sand. If this happens, you won’t go anywhere – and you could even do damage to your board. To avoid this, head for water which is about knee deep to give you enough ground clearance without being intimidating.

3. Being too ambitious

One of the biggest mistakes that beginners make is trying to do too much too soon. It’s dangerous to head out on the water on your own without having taken any lessons – if nothing else, you’ll be missing out on some health and safety basics. Although SUP surfing is relatively easy to learn, you shouldn’t rush to catch any waves too early.

Don’t run before you can walk – or rather, don’t surf before you can paddle. Be respectful of Mother Nature, be realistic about your skill level, and be sensible about the waves that you try to tackle.

4. Holding the paddle incorrectly

From hockey sticks to vacuum cleaners, there are so many other long-handled objects which are held with your hands close together, so it’s tempting to do the same with a SUP surf paddle.

However, if you hold the paddle like a push broomstick, you simply won’t get enough power to propel yourself efficiently. Instead, place one hand at the end (on the stirrup) and the other hand halfway down the length of the shaft, right between the handle and the blade.

When you place your paddle in the water, keep it upright at all times. If you hold the paddle with the blade far out to the side, you’ll just end up turning the board rather than moving straight.

In addition, hold the paddle with the blade angled forwards. If you hold it backwards, you’ll scoop the water upwards, lowering your board into the water at the same time.

5. Using the wrong stance

Should you use a simple paddling stance, a surf stance, or a combination of the two? With a sport that combines several different activities, it can be hard to know the best way to position your feet to get the most control of your board.

To start, make sure that you’re standing in the center of the board with your feet shoulder width apart. You’re aiming for as much balance and stability as possible, but standing further backwards will cause your board’s tail to dip and its nose to lift out of the water. As you become more experienced, you can place a foot above the fins when you’re riding waves as this will help you to drive your SUP board’s direction and movement.

6. Looking down

You should look at your feet to make sure you’ve got the correct stance, right? Wrong.

Your body has a tendency to follow its eyes, so if you look down you can lose your bearings, rock back on your heels and fall into the drink. It might seem counter-intuitive, but it’s actually far more effective to keep your head up. Look at the horizon and use your feet to feel your own stability and sense the movement of the water beneath you.

7. Not being aware of the surroundings

If you’re new to stand up paddle board surfing, losing track of your surroundings is one of the easiest and most dangerous mistakes to make. With so much to concentrate on your mind can become distracted – but this can land you and your fellow ocean-goers in trouble.

You should always keep track of the wind direction while you’re out on the water. If you feel a change in wind strength or direction, paddle back to a safe location as soon as you can, before you’re swept along towards a dangerous area of the coast.

Similarly, you should always pay attention to the other people in your surroundings. There is a certain unspoken etiquette among surfers, so be respectful of others. Avoid catching all the waves and don’t surf too close to others or someone will end up getting hurt.

Conclusion

If SUP surfing was easy, everyone would be doing it. You’re always going to make mistakes (no matter how experienced you are) and there are always going to be areas which you can improve.

However, by following these steps, watching online video tutorials and taking a few lessons, you’ll be well placed to skip out some of the most common SUP surf mistakes. The rest is up to you, so get out on the water !

 

 

Why buy an inflatable paddle board over a traditional hard paddleboard ?

Why buy an inflatable paddle board over a traditional hard paddleboard ?

Why buy an inflatable paddle board over a traditional hard paddleboard ?

Stand up paddle boarding is no longer limited to coastal regions or places you can park right by the beach. Now you can enjoy your stand up paddle board anywhere with water, whether it is an ocean, river, lake, retention pond, or above ground pool. 

 

Inflatable Paddle Board Offer Greater Portability

The ability to quickly deflate an inflatable paddle board into a backpack gives you nearly unlimited storage and portability options. Whether you live in an urban setting with limited storage or need to travel to an exotic location via airplane , an Inflatable Paddle Board can easily be transported. Wherever your travels may take you, your inflatable sup will draw attention as people will be shocked to watch your backpack, in the matter of minutes, inflate into a durable and rigid Stand up paddle board.

 

Inflatable Paddle Board Are More Durable

The NEW Generation of inflatable paddle board have been found to be more durable than a fiberglass SUP.
And that’s because stand up paddle board made of fiberglass are prone to cracking and denting. Indeed, think about how often the sup paddle board might be knocked against a concrete dock or possibly hit a rock on the bottom of the river bed, etc…
Furthermore different research show a recurring complaint about the damage that took place during the shipping process. Despite paying expensive freight shipping rates, paddle board arrive damaged and/or cracked and have to be returned. You won’t have this kind of trouble with an inflatable paddle board (at least not with our inflatable sup). Our Inflatable stand up paddle board are amazingly resilient and the PVC material used can withstand normal wear and tear without the threat of ruining the sup board. You won’t need to be nearly as cautious when loading and unloading our inflatable paddle board from the water!

 

Inflatable Paddle Boards Can Offer More Stability

An Inflatable paddle board is nothing like other inflatable watercraft or floats. The drop stitch design allows it to be inflated to between 10 to 12 PSI which is incredibly rigid. Inflatable stand up paddle board are also several inches thick which provides stability you will be amazed with. The final product is a very firm inflatable sup board that is also easily to navigate in the water.

 

Advanced Paddle Board Technology

NEW GENERATION of inflatable paddle board can uses the latest grade PVC with drop stitch technology to engineer a durable and stable inflatable stand up paddle board. The durable PVC and drop stitch construction enables the inflatable sup to be less susceptible, than fiberglass stand up paddle board, to damage from docks, rocks, sticks, river beds, concrete etc.

 

So the winner is Inflatable paddle board!

 

How intense is the paddle board workout ?

How intense is the paddle board workout ?

How intense is the paddle board workout ?

When paddle boarding (one of the reason of its success) you can choose and alter the intensity with which you paddle in order to suit your physical
condition and your experience levels.

Paddle board isn’t a sport that your body will become accustomed to over time. A unique feature of sup paddle board is that as you improve the workouts can become more intense.
A recent study showed that as your paddleboard confidence grows, you will benefit from an increasingly better workout.
The cycle of intensity – improvement – intensity gives your body a never ending challenge and that’s the beauty of practising stand up paddle board.

 

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