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What your sneakers are telling you about how you should be paddling

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I find that one of the most useful things I can do when paddling is to visualize the path of the paddle in the water.  Understanding what you should be trying to accomplish with the paddle to move your board forward with optimal efficiency,...

Video Trailer: Drafting with Larry Cain!

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SUP Drafting for Racing - Larry Cain Ever want to know what it's like to be Larry Cain, drafting?  Take a look at the new Paddle Monster trailer for his Drafting 101 video and find out!  You'll see how the master does it! The full video...

Basic Technique Fundamental – Pull Yourself Past the Paddle

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In all paddled watercraft the most fundamental principle of technique is to gather water on your paddle blade, secure it in the water and pull yourself by the paddle. In the 1980s, Tamas Buday, a sprint canoe athlete from Hungary was doing his coaching education...

Avoiding “Air Catching” when standup paddleboarding

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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...

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.

Top 5 Stand Up Paddling Tips

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This video offers five valuable tips for Stand Up Paddling that will help you stay safe and get the most out of your time on the water.

3 Techniques All Stand Up Paddlers Should Know

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Learn the three key techniques that will make you a better, safer paddler. How to get back on your board if you fall off, how to deal with a boat wake, and how to do a pivot turn. Produced in partnership with the ACA http://www.aca-sup.com

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 Get Back Onto a Paddleboard Video

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In this video, we're going to take a look at how to get back onto your SUP from the water in case you fall off or decide you want to jump in to take a swim. From the ACA and SUP TV

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...

Connor Baxter SUP Stroke Technique

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From Blue Paddle Surf: Interview with Connor Baxter on SUP paddle length and stroke technique at the 2017 Starboard distributor meeting on Maui. I asked Connor about his new 2017 paddle design that I can't show yet. I can show the parts where he talked...

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...

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/

SUP tips: Keep feet from going numb & moving around board

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Robert Stehlik and Blue Planet Surf put together a great video to help first-time paddlers prevent feet from going numb or hurting by moving you feet and weight. Stand Up Paddle tips: How to keep your feet and toes from going numb or cramping when paddling and...

The Basics of the Stand up Paddling Stroke With Tommy Buday

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We just had the pleasure of hanging out with Tamas this past weekend at the Surf to Sound Challenge in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Tamas (Tommy) finished first on Saturday and third on Sunday. He's an amazing paddler with a background in Olympic C1 (sprint...

How to Perform a Buoy Turn

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Performing a buoy turn is one of the requisite skills all SUP paddlers seek to accomplish once they become comfortable on their boards. In this How To video, SIC Global Athlete Kenny Kaneko demystifies the maneuver by breaking down a buoy turn into a...

Johnny Puakea: The most common problems with paddling technique

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Johnny Puakea talks about common paddling technique issues he's seeing in his clinics at events around the US.  

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

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...

Suzie Cooney Standup Paddle Performance Book Release

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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,...

BEST ADVICE EVER from Johnny Puakea: You Need to Paddle Alone

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Why Take A Clinic? I am a firm believer in the biking quote, “it’s not about the machine, it’s about the engine.” With paddling that means, if my stroke is inefficient, it doesn’t matter what kind of board or paddle I have; I’ll tire faster,...

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...

Paddle like a Pro with Danny Ching DVD Review

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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...

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...

Biomechanics SUP Series #5 – Putting it all Together

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The fifth video in KIALOA's Biomechanics SUP Series focuses on combining what we learned about posture, shoulders and legs. Learn with us how to paddle longer, paddle stronger. http://www.kialoa.com/biomechanics

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