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Racing and Stand Up Paddle Board Clinics

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We had a great question yesterday in one of our Facebook groups: Do I have to race to take a clinic? The shirt answer is NO.  The long answer: Clinics are for everyone. Pick a clinic that matches your level. If you are a beginner, make sure...

Step 3: Let the Circuits Begin

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April, Erik, and Jason are continuing in their 2015 season preparations. Step three includes some hard work and starting to get into the rhythm of circuits created specifically for SUP athletes by TOPs Athletics. You’ve already read about our pre-season preparations like FMS, RMR, VO2max,...

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.

Quickblade Flume: Train Hard: Jamie, Candice and Anthony V02 Testing by Soul Surf Media

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Jamie Mitchell, Candice Appleby, And Anthony Vela all jump into the Quickblade Flume for a V02 test. Yep, it was a little intense. Just the way Coach Jimmy likes it by Soul Surf Media

Book Review: How to Increase your Standup Paddle Performance: From Beginner to Elite by Suzie Cooney

Book Review: How to Increase your Standup Paddle Performance: From Beginner to Elite by Suzie Cooney
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When I first started standup paddling some five years ago, there was virtually nothing available, either online, or in bookstores that was especially helpful. One or two books were out there, but the sport was new. I quickly moved beyond the how to's described...

Fuel for Paddling: Are you eating?

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It's getting HOT in here! Summer is officially on and a lot of people are doing some hardcore training for longer races in the fall. If you started paddling last summer, you are probably starting to do longer paddles this summer. The key to jumping...

Video: Downwinding Beginner Mistakes

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Five Most Common Ocean Downwinding Mistakes Downwinding season is right around the corner, and as the folks from Blue Planet Surf remind us in this video, downwinding in the ocean is very different that in a lake or on a river, even if that river...

Ocean Paddling: Getting Out is All About The Angle

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This is a repost from a series written last year to help people paddle out through the surf by Katie Elzer-Peters.  I took two fabulous clinics at the 2015 Carolina Cup and, while I benefitted tremendously, I took the clinics for YOU. So, in order...

How to save your back 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...

Stand Up Paddling – How To Paddle Straight

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Great video from Standup Paddling TV on how to paddle straight

How To Practice Good Dock Etiquette and Avoid Dock Hazards

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So, let's say your're lucky enough to have water access at a dock. That means you don't have to get your board muddy or sandy or your feet muddy or sandy, and you have an easy to get on and off the water.  DON'T SCREW...

Dear Mullet: I’m Distressed. Advice on Paddling Etiquette

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The world of paddling can be confusing. There are so many things for new paddlers to learn:  How do I hold my paddle? How windy is too windy to paddle?  What does an outgoing tide mean?  This is our new advice column. You can write in with questions...

Stand Up Paddling – Rules of the Road StandUpPaddlingTV

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Stand up paddlers should be aware of the general rules of the road when it comes to navigating our waterways, particularly in high traffic areas.

How to prevent your Standup Paddleboards from being stolen

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Updated on June 24, 2016 You have cash on your car in the form of a standup paddle board and people need cash. I spoke to a police officer buddy of mine who told me that as unemployment gets higher, snag and grab crimes go...

How to do a Pivot Turn

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How to do a pivot turn--from BIC SUP

Stand Strong: Fail Fast

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“The biggest mistake you can make is the fear of making one.” It comes as a surprise to some of the athletes I coach when I tell them to “fail fast." As fall approaches and most major events are over, now is a perfect time to...

OluKai Demo Day SUP FULL Training Session Video with Suzie Cooney

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This is an amazing full training video from Suzie Cooney while at the OluKai Demo Day. How to load your body. Full progressions. This is awesome. Put time aside to see the whole thing. It's worth it. For more training videos from Suzie go to Suzie...

Gear Review: The New Speed Coach SUP2

Speed Coach SUP2
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By Steve Dullack I jumped on board the Speed Coach train when they first introduced the Speed Coach SUP last year. NK is an established American company with the rowing version of the Speed Coach being the standard in coxswain’s seats for decades now. The...

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/

Biomechanics SUP Series – Intro

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KIALOA has developed a series of videos on the Biomechanics of stand up paddling with the expert help of Steve Leary, PT. Learn with us to Paddle Longer, Paddle Stronger. http://www.kialoa.com/biomechanics

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...

Avoid the Kook Zone: Sup Surfing Do’s and Don’ts

Safe SUP Surfing for the Beginner
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Safe SUP Surfing for the Beginner Slammed We all love the Kookslams Instagram feed, right? But precious few of us would really care to have a video of us posted there.  In fact, I live in abject fear of being a kook in the lineup. When...

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...

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...

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