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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.

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...

The Ultimate Guide to SUP Surfing, stand up paddle instruction

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The newest instructional DVD from Liquid Lifestyles Productions focuses on all aspects of surfing a SUP board. From ocean swell to standing river waves to wind generated swell to boat wakes the stand up paddle board opens up the surf potential no matter where...

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...

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,...

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...

Girls Only with Annabel Anderson

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Highlights from a clinic with Annabel Anderson-and a few tricks!

Drafting Part 2: A ZOOM discussion with Coach Larry Cain on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 3PM EST

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Coach Larry Cain will be discussing the second part of how to draft this week as part of Paddle Monster's Zoom series. Join us Thursday, July 16 at 3:00 PM ET This is available for all Paddle Monster All Access and Basic Members. If you...

Drafting: A ZOOM discussion with Coach Larry Cain on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 3PM EST

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Coach Larry Cain will be discussing how to draft this week as part of Paddle Monster's Zoom series. Join us Thursday, July 9 at 3:00 PM ET This is available for all Paddle Monster All Access and Basic Members. If you are not a member,...

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

Larry Cain dispelling myths and clearing up misconceptions in new blog post

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Larry has had access to some amazing technology since he started working with the Canadian Canoe/Kayak Team last June. it's allowed him to better understand a paddler’s technique and provide paddlers with feedback far beyond that which you can provide by simply videoing them. Here is an excerpt...

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...

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,...

Top 9 tips for getting started on a SUP video

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Danielle DeForest from Werner Paddles goes over the top 9 list for getting started on a SUP. Watch each of these on the Werner TV video: Werner Paddles has some great tips in their Werner TV SUP Segments video library here Check out Werner Paddles here Find...

SUP tips: Common beginner mistakes

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Here's a great beginner video on common mistakes beginner paddlers commonly make. We've all been there. The video is by the awesome crew at Blue Planet Surf. For more information on Blue Planet Surf, go to: http://blueplanetsurf.com

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...

Seychelle on the most important part of the SUP Paddling Technique—the Catch

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Seychelle, 2019’s World Champ and Paddle Monster Coach, talks about the most important part of SUP Paddling Technique and the paddle stroke... the catch

How to pump up an inflatable stand up paddle board

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Varying technique on how to pump up an inflatable stand up paddle board from Red Paddle Company.

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...

Quickblade: Paddle Stroke Analysis

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Breaking down the stroke used in Stand-Up Paddling. Jim Terrell, the creator of QuickBlade paddles, covers all the aspects of a good stand-up paddling stroke - speed, stroke rate, stroke distance, technique and more.

DVD ALERT: Paddle like a pro with Danny Ching is out

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I just got my copy, but wanted to give you all the heads up that they are available at 404SUP.com  Learn everything from the basics of stand up paddling to the advanced techniques of racing and buoy turns. Danny Ching has been paddling his entire life...

How to stay safe on the crowded waterways

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Here are a few tips to keep you safe on the crowded waterways this summer: Look at the weather Check the radar for storms. Lightning isn't fun, either is hail. Hail dings. Check the wind report and forecast. You don't want to get caught offshore and have...

Tips: How to stay safe when paddling on the crowded waterways

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Here are a few tips to keep you safe on the crowded waterways: Look at the weather Check the radar for storms. Lightning isn't fun, either is hail. Hail dings. Check the wind report and forecast. You don't want to get caught offshore and have to fight...

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...

How to put a Fin in a Standup Paddleboard

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 Bringing this back because it is useful info! Installing a fin is really pretty simple when you know which way everything goes. The most important thing to note is which direction the fin faces… the top points towards the back end of your board. The fin...
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