It’s All About the Brace
I’ve come to believe that the brace is the most under-taught and under-utilized of the paddle strokes, especially in standup paddling. It is essential in paddling outrigger – because if you do not learn to brace almost without thinking on that right side, you’ll be swimming. Paddling OC and down winding on the standup board has made me realize just how useful bracing can be – to keep you upright no matter what the situation or where or what you are paddling.
So, it’s just as vital a technique on the surf ski. Here’s another great instructional video from Epic to show you how to do it.