Sam starts us off with the basics of how to stand up paddle board. Going through the gear, a few key terms and launching into the water. He also covers a couple of handy tips for getting about if you have trouble standing or if the wind/waves pick up.
In this video, Sam shows us how the kneel and paddle on the board. Kneeling is a great way to paddle away from or into the beach, in rough waters, around others or if you’re still finding your balance! He also covers turning how to turn the board quickly with the paddle.
Here it is, the one we’ve been waiting for. Sam shows us how to hold the paddle correctly, stand up on the board and working towards taking our first strokes.
Now that we’re up, we need to go somewhere. Sam shows us how to paddle with good technique and efficiency.
In this video, Sam runs through the finer points of the stroke so that you can paddle further and faster with less effort.
Using Your Core
Why let the arms do all the work? Your core is much stronger. Let’s see how you can improve your paddling.
The Step Back Turn
Oh now we’re getting fancy! Sam shows us how to shift our weight around to perform faster turns. These are stepping stones into moving up and down the board and riding waves.
The Reverse Paddle Turn
Same introduces another method of turning the board but without having to move our feet. A handy technique to have in your back pocket.
How to stand up paddle board, part 1 – with Starboard
In the following 2 videos but Starboard they go over similar topics but in a much quicker, briefer format.
How to stand up paddle board, part 2 – with Starboard