Another Casualty – Watch Over Your Ohana and Don’t Take Safety for Granted

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It's with incredible sadness that another friend in our paddle community, Josh Hensley, has passed. After another paddle death, the community world-wide mourns. We just can’t believe that it happened. Regardless if you knew Josh or not, you mourn. You wonder if it could...

How to Buy a Board

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First let's start with how NOT to buy a board: One: If you want to take up standup paddleboarding, do not go into a surf shop, or even a paddleboard shop, and buy the prettiest board there. Oh, you will want to. Believe me. And...

New safety considerations for paddleboard race directors

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In the beginning of the sport and races, it was as if they handed everyone a machete, pointed at the jungle and said, "have at it." Things have changed. Every year we learn more, and find ways to make events safer and more enjoyable...

Lesson 1: Determining the right paddle length

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How to find the right paddle for you. 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: naishsurfing.com

How to create momentum while standup paddling by 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...

Land Drill 5 – Exit Drill with Coach Larry Cain

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Paddle Monster Coach Larry Cain covers "the exit" on our fifth in the series on land-based, home paddle drills from our April 1, 2020, Facebook Live.  #technique #paddle #landdrill #paddlemonster #sup

Cynthia Aguilar’s favorite exercises for prone paddlers

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Here are two videos Cynthia shared with the Mullet that she loves for helping strengthen and stretch the muscles prone paddlers (an everyone else) use sometimes to extreme levels. The first (above) is from Foundation Training. Prone Decompression: another solution to back pain. Strengthen the anchoring...

How to Standup Paddle Video Series from Werner

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Are you new to stand up paddleboarding? Hoping for a board under the tree this Christmas?  Get started and learn how with these technique video tips.  Watch the Videos on the Werner Website Learn the basics and have fun!

Planning a road trip to a SUP race

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Updated June 29, 2016 If you are hopping in your cars and heading for the nearest SUP event, here are a few things to remember: The first step: Cover the basics Register for the event Make a reservation at the event hotel or one close by ...

How to Prone Paddleboard Part 2: Getting Started with Jack Bark

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Jack Bark guides you how to get on a prone (traditional) paddleboard and a basic stroke. Shot by Chris Aguilar. Sponsors: Bark Paddleboards, Surftech and Distressed Mullet. Please like and share! Check out Surftech: http://www.surftech.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surftech-SUP/108453439180132?fref=ts Check out Bark Paddleboards: http://www.joebark.com

Board Meeting Episode 2: Preparing for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race – Part 2

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Here is part 2 of our Molokai 2 Oahu episode where Robert and I continue our discussion on how to prepare for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP race. We talk about training, fitness, nutrition, using the proper equipment, logistics, and a whole lot more...

Whitewater wisdom from Trey Knight, USNWC

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This is the first on a series of whitewater gear and technique Q/A posts from whitewater sup educators. This one is from Trey Knight, Kayak Program Manager and standup paddle yoda at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. Question: What kind of basic...

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...

How To Do Tree Pose on a Paddleboard

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From San Diego Paddle Yoga, http://sandiegopaddleyoga.com

QuickTips for Standup Paddling: Roll the Fingers

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Dave Kalama discusses how rolling the fingers can help transfer the effort in standup paddling from your arms to your body, which is your source of power. Relaxing your arm helps you use your whole body to pull the board past the paddle. QuickTips...

So You Want to SUP Surf? What To Know Before you Go

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So You Want to SUP Surf? Yes, you can surf a standup paddle board! It is super fun and in some ways, easier to learn than prone surfing.  Here’s why: You don’t have to pop up.  In paddle surfing, you are already standing when you...

Whitewater Climb (regular stance). From 110% Surfing Techniques Volume 2 DVD.

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This is from 110% Surfing Techniques Volume 2 DVD. Check out www.surftechniques.com and www.facebook.com/surfingtechniques. I recommend the 'Which Bottom Turn' section to go with the 'whitewater climb'. There is also a goofy foot version on the DVD.

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...

Dave Kalama: The most common problems with paddling technique

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Dave Kalama from Imagine SUP discusses the most common problems he's seeing with paddle technique and how to address it. For more information on Dave Kalama or Imagine Surf, go to: Dave Kalama's Blog: A Waterman's Journal Imagine Surf: http://www.imaginesurf.com/ Imagine Surf on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imaginesurf Imagine Surf on Instagram: https://instagram.com/imaginesurf

How to Organize a Race: Water Safety Planning

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(Images from Chucktown Showdown) Maps Use Google Earth to draw a map of your race course. You will need that for water permits. You can also post it on your website so that participants can familiarize themselves with the course ahead of time. Those maps will...

Help Me Out: What Am I Missing Here?

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Help Tim McAuley, ambassador for SIC Maui, pack for travel and training!   ************     How many trips have you been on where you didn’t forget something important?    You leave your toothbrush at home. Forget to bring your phone charger. Arrive at your destination with only the shoes on...

Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

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I have been training with my Speed Coach for several months now and I have to say, I like it… a lot. There are some things I wish it had (like a download capability and maybe an ice cream dispenser), but overall I am...

How to do a Pivot Turn

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How to do a pivot turn--from BIC SUP

How to do a SUP Kick Turn

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How to do a SUP Kick Turn from Starboard SUP

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...
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