Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Basics

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a new favorite way to exercise. If your thinking about buying

a Paddle Board to take with you on your next vacation, this is a great article for beginners. Check here for accommodations that will fit all your vacation needs.

Key Takeaways:

  • A list of gear needed to get started. Basic techniques you should know before you get started including how to stand up, balance and falling and getting back on your board
  • Learn strokes that will help you easily get where you want to go

First Time Out:

  • Look for a small quite lake on a very calm day
  • Shallow water will make it easier for you to launch the board the first time
  • Paddle into the wind so you can rest a bit on your way back
  • Go with a friend so you can keep a watchful eye on each other
  • Plan a short one hour trip

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