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Learning to Standup Paddle: Getting a lesson

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If you want to learn how to stand up paddle, the very first step should be to get a lesson. An instructor can help you be safe and have fun. Otherwise, you're lost and stepping on the gas and you could get hurt or...

Starboard SUP Racing Techniques with Titouan Puyo

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This video features Titouan Puyo on the 2015 Allstar performing a basic race stroke technique, a sprint paddle technique and the step back turn on a race board. The testing is performed at Lake Taco, the Starboard HQ in Thailand. Learn more about Starboard SUP

Paddle like a Pro with Danny Ching DVD Review

Danny Ching DVD
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I got a chance to watch the new Danny Ching 404 video a few times this past week and it’s definitely worth buying. It packs some really great information into the 32 minutes. Here are descriptions of some major sections and what I think...

Share the Stoke! by Naish International

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Suzie Cooney, of Suzie Trains Maui, shares her stoke for the sport of SUP (and more importantly, her expertise) in a series of clinics designed to improve your SUP skills. For more information and upcoming clinics, visit: suzietrainsmaui.com For Suzie's SUP FITNESS monthly workouts, check out: naishsurfing.com/sup-fitness

SUP: Leashes & Lifejackets – When to Wear, When Not to Wear

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Watch this video to learn what type of leash and lifejacket to use when you SUP. Some of the rules and recommendations regarding these pieces of equipment may surprise you.

How to making your hydration colder

Add ice to your hydration pack to keep cool while stand up paddling
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Spring is moving in and summer is close behind. Use this trick I learned a few years back at a race called the Gulf Coast Championships. The race is gone, but the tip stuck. Add ice After you put in your liquid, mix, or regular water, add...

Top 10 Tips for Stand Up Paddleboarding Safely

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Canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards were responsible for 20% of all paddlesport-related deaths last year (U.S. Coast Guard 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics). The ACA partnered with Anzovin Studio to create a video aimed at empowering stand up paddleboarders to take responsibility for their safety...

SUP Surf Instruction – How to Paddle Through breaking waves

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In this video ACA SUP Instructor Trainer Jimmy Blakeney gives detailed instruction for getting back out through breaking waves while surfing.

Lesson 4: How to paddle with Dave Kalama

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The correct positioning and technique to paddle your stand up paddleboard. A SUP instruction with Dave Kalama. How to paddle on a stand up paddle board. Check out the Naish 2011 stand-up paddling collection at: www.naishsurfing.com

SUP instruction with Dave Kalama: How to Stand Up Paddle Board: Lesson 02 – Pick Up Board

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How to stand up paddle board. A SUP instruction with Dave Kalama. How to pick up your stand up paddle board. Check out all of the SUP instructional videos at: www.naishsurfing.com

Avoiding “Air Catching” when standup paddleboarding

by Larry Cain, Head Paddle Coach, Paddle Monster It’s crucially important to spear the blade into the water so that it is actually moving forward as it enters.  This helps us maximize the water we’re able to gather on our blade at the catch, thus...

Larry Cain dispelling myths and clearing up misconceptions in new blog post

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Larry has had access to some amazing technology since he started working with the Canadian Canoe/Kayak Team last June. it's allowed him to better understand a paddler’s technique and provide paddlers with feedback far beyond that which you can provide by simply videoing them. Here is an excerpt...

SUP instruction with Dave Kalama: How to Stand Up Paddle Board: Lesson 05 – Turning Around

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How to stand up paddle board. A SUP instruction with Dave Kalama. How to turn around on a stand up paddle board. Check out all of the SUP instructional videos at: www.naishsurfing.com

Suzie Cooney Standup Paddle Performance Book Release

Suzie Cooney
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HOW TO INCREASE YOUR STAND UP PADDLING PERFORMANCE: Beginner to Elite by Suzie Cooney of Suzie Trains Maui is going to be available soon. Be the first to know of book release by Signing up here Increase your SUP performance whether you're a beginner to elite paddler. With over 400 photos, illustrations,...

How To Get on your Standup Paddleboard from a Dock

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How do you stand up on your standup paddle board from a dock without slipping off and hitting your head on the dock? It's easy. Here's how. 1. Put your board in the water and sit on the dock next to it. Put your feet...

How to Slow Down to Speed Up: QuickFit Tips from Dave Kalama

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PLEASE ACCESS THIS WITH A WIFI NETWORK. The Audio can be a problem on mobile phones with only a cellular internet connection. If Dave's Voice sounds garbled, it's because the video is playing before it is fully downloaded. Dave Kalama discussed tips on how to...

Learn how to steer your board with this Paddle Monster video: The Slalom Drill

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There are three techniques to help you maintain the straight run of the board and counteract the propensity of the board to drift to the opposite side: Paddling along the rail, foot steering, and drawing the nose of the board. (drill videos are available...

How to Stand Up Paddle with Dave Kalama: Reach

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Dave Kalama gives you tips on your stand up paddle stroke in this Quick Fit for Quickblade and Distressed Mullet. This week: reach in the stand up paddle stroke. Shot by Chris Aguilar. Sponsors: Quickblade Paddles and Distressed Mullet. Please like and share! Check out Dave Kalama: A...

Distance Race Preparation: Avoiding the Freak Out

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Let's start with how unqualified I am to write this: I'm not a doctor. I'm not a personal trainer. I'm not a certified anything except professional clown. (I am actually a certified professional clown.) I'm not a nutritionist. I've only done one super long distance race. So you can listen...

Paddle Tip of the day RAIL TAP

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Want to improve your stroke. Look at this one easy tip from Dave Kalama from Imagine Surf to help your recovery and increase your efficiency. Imagine Surf/Dave Kalama For more information on Dave Kalama and Imagine Surf, go to: Imagine Surf: http://www.imaginesurf.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/imaginesurf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imaginesurf Dave Kalama's Website: A Waterman's Journal: http://www.davidkalama.com/

Choosing the Right SUP Board

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Here's a good beginner's guide to choosing the right SUP Board from the ACA. Paddleboards come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. It is important to choose the right SUP board to suit the type of paddling you would like to do. Produced byStandUpPaddlingTV in...

How to put a Fin in a Standup Paddleboard

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 Bringing this back because it is useful info! Installing a fin is really pretty simple when you know which way everything goes. The most important thing to note is which direction the fin faces… the top points towards the back end of your board. The fin...

Three tips to make your stand up paddle race faster that don’t involve working out

Carolina Cup Stand Up Paddle Board Race
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I know how exciting standup paddleboard races can be. Too exciting to pay attention. Too exciting to avoid common mistakes.  Sometimes doing well in a SUP race means not doing poorly. Here are three easy ways to avoid common stand up paddle board race mistakes...

Jenny Kalmbach discusses her approach to the Molokai 2 Oahu race this weekend

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This is the easy part. Training is done, mileage in the bank, hours and hours of paddling are over. These are the days to take it easy, put the legs up and rest. To appreciate how far you’ve come, to be grateful for the...

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