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SIC Talk Story: SUP Tip – Turning Your SUP with Coach Seychelle

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This is from SIC: Last week Seychelle SUP had connection issues for her live SIC Talk Story SUP Tip but we are back with a prerecorded version of her Turning Your SUP! As always, you will be able to find a copy of this Talk Story along...

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...

How to Hold a Paddleboard Paddle Correctly

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It's the most basic part of standup paddleboarding: how to hold the paddle. Yet so many people do it wrong.  We aren't necessarily talking about how far apart your hands should be, though the pictures below give a good approximation.  We're talking about starting at square...

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,...

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...

How to Put your Paddleboard in the Water and Get it Out

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So, you just bought a shiny new paddleboard! How do you put it in the water and take it out so that you don't break it? How do you avoid getting a ding (What IS a ding? We'll cover that later.) How to put your...

Three tips to make your stand up paddle race faster that don’t involve working out

Carolina Cup Stand Up Paddle Board Race
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I know how exciting standup paddleboard races can be. Too exciting to pay attention. Too exciting to avoid common mistakes.  Sometimes doing well in a SUP race means not doing poorly. Here are three easy ways to avoid common stand up paddle board race mistakes...

How to attach your Garmin to your Board Part 2

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Check out what Mike Dobbins created with a Sea Sucker mount instead of GoPro Mounts. I've never seen the Sea Sucker, but apparently, it's an insanely powerful suction cup system. This is another great idea in a series of home-brew fixes to affix a...

How to do a buoy turn with Coach Travis Grant: Video from NSP

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Paddle Monster Coach Travis Grant is a stand-up paddle athlete with several big titles under his belt, including Molokai, the Carolina Cup, King of the Harbour NZ and countless others.

How To Get on your Standup Paddleboard from a Dock

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How do you stand up on your standup paddle board from a dock without slipping off and hitting your head on the dock? It's easy. Here's how. 1. Put your board in the water and sit on the dock next to it. Put your feet...

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 your feet and weight. Stand Up Paddle tips: How to keep your feet and toes from going numb or cramping when...

How to install a fin in a stand up paddle board

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This is a great walk-through by Hobie SUP on how to install fins in your stand up paddle board. It's the kind of thing everyone has to learn. This video will walk you through the basics of putting in and taking out fins. While this 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...

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 Practice Good Standup Paddle Etiquette

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As standup paddleboarding becomes more common, the waterways--fresh and salt--become more crowded. The Mullet did a great article on Standup Surf Etiquette. You can read it here.  While I (am learning to) standup surf, and while I started my board sport obsession by prone surfing,...

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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I decided I wanted to increase my paddleboard performance. When I first started standup paddling some five years ago, there was virtually nothing available, either online or in bookstores that were especially helpful. One or two books were out there, but the sport was...

Seychelle SUP – Superb Tips Episode 2

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Welcome to Seychelle SUP - Superb Tips Episode 2. This week Seychelle talks to us about the best body position for optimal paddling successes. Learn awesome paddling tricks and tips from your 2019 World Champion always on Seychelle SUP - Superb Tips

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...

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.  

Biomechanics SUP Series 2 – Posture

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The second video in KIALOA's Biomechanics SUP Series focuses on posture. Learn with us how to paddle longer, paddle stronger. http://www.kialoa.com/biomechanics

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

How the Center Fin Position Changes the Performance of Starboard SUP.

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Ever wonder why to move your center fin forward or backward in the fin box? This is the perfect explanation. This video explains how changing the position of the center fin by moving forwards or backwards can change the performance of the board. In particular,...

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

Suzie Cooney Standup Paddle Performance Book Release

Suzie Cooney
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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,...

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...
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