Surf paddle on the waves of the sea or ocean is an amazing experience. If you are a water sports lover, you will definitely love this sport, and you must know how to stand up paddle. This is one very exciting water sport. It is an exercise, as well as a sport that you can enjoy, just like boating. It also helps you lose weight and get back into shape.
Follow some basic instructions given below and you can easily learn to stand up paddle surf.
How to stand up paddle?
- You can get yourself a ‘Stand up Paddle Board’ from a nearby sports goods shop.
- You can alternatively rent one available at the site.
- If you are not comfortable with the available surf boards, you can get a customized one for yourself. Get it made to order.
- Get yourself a swimming suit and a life jacket on.
- Even though you are an expert, or a new learner in this sport, wearing a life jacket is advisable.
- Geared up completely, you need to check the waves, the current of waves, and direction of the waves in the sea or ocean.
- Place your surf board on the water and carry your paddle along with you.
- First lie down on the board and paddle with your hands.
- This will give you an idea of the water current or wave direction
- After some time, bend on your knees and use the paddle to move your surf board.
- Once you have balanced on your knees, slowly stand up.
- Keep your legs stretched apart to maintain the balance.
- Paddle slowly in the forward direction, and move along, with the waves.
Stand Up paddling tips:
- It is advisable to practice in smooth flowing water. Getting into big waves will be difficult for you to learn the art.
- It is advisable to paddle when the waves are just 1-3 feet in height.
- Entering into huge waves will not let you paddle easily.
- Once you master the art, you can enter the big waves.
- After stand up paddling, try out leaning towards sides. Using your paddle give a direction to your surfboard.
- Be careful on sharp turns and maintain the balance of the surfboard with your body.
Follow these tips to master the sport of stand up paddle. Master the art before you try out on big waves.