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How To Get Out Of A Wave On Your Paddle Board

As much as getting into a wave is important to SUP surfing, getting out of a wave can be just as critical. Knowing the ways to get out of a wave can help you avoid running into objects, get you back out to the lineup quicker, and instill more confidence in your agility among the waves.

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The Common Misconception of Stance

Recently while at the beach and during retreats I’ve noticed a common error in people paddle surfing in the line-up: their stance. Stance in the line-up is one of the main important items we teach at our SUP ‘n’ Surf Retreats. Why?

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How To Pick Your SUP Surf Break

In episode four of Sean Poynter’s How-to SUP series, Sean gives us tips on how to choose your SUP surf break. Here are Sean’s tips:

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How You Can Help The Earth Through Paddle Boarding

There’s no better way to experience and enjoy the beautiful place that we call home by grabbing your paddle board and jumping in the water. In honor of Earth Day today we want to share our love for this planet by sharing a few ways you can help keep our planet pristine and clean through our love of standup paddle boarding.

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How To Fix A Ding On Your Standup Paddle Board

Getting a ding on your paddle board is a bummer but it’s not the end of the world. Unless something catastrophic happens dings on your board should be relatively simple to fix. Here, BIC SUPs Jimmy Blakeney shows you how to repair fiberglass and plastic stand up paddle boards and surfboards.

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Tips To Improve Your SUP Surf Performance

Now that you’re hooked to the feeling of riding waves you’re probably ready to step it up and start improving your skills. We’ve gathered tips and advice from some of the top SUP surfing pros from around the globe to help guide you towards your goal of becoming a better stand up paddle surfer.

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SUP Surfing Mistakes To Avoid

Mistakes are inevitable, they happen to the best of us so in order to give you a jumpstart and get you some insight on what you should avoid while SUP surfing we’ve chatted with some of the best in the business to give you some tips. Check it out:

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Tips For SUP Surfing Beginners

Want to add in some excitement to your SUP routine and start SUP surfing? We’ve talked to some of stand up paddling’s best surfers and asked them to share their top tips for beginners.

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How To Stay Stoked In A Crowded Lineup

It’s true that today’s broad surfing community holds a varied and often questionable understanding of surfing etiquette. Add a few individuals with entitlement issues, a couple more with a lack of common courtesy and respect and we have a recipe for a potential bummer of a surf session. Here’s a few thoughts on how to stay stoked through the lineup.

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How To Fuel Your Paddling Addiction When Injured

Being injured is a drag. It is something that we all go through at one time or another, professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. It's never something we plan for and it always seems to happen at the worst possible time. So what do you do when your body's got you down? Here are some tips and ideas to help fuel your paddling addiction no matter what your ailment might be.

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6 Ways To Help Speed Up Recovery While You Are Injured

Supconnect’s 2016 Woman of the Year, Seychelle Hattingh, just recently got struck with an unfortunate injury to the ribs and has been working on her recovery over the past few weeks. We reached out to her to get her tips and advice on how you can help to speed up recovery while you’re injured to get you back on the water as soon as possible. Here’s what she said:

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How To Analyze Your Surf Break

Sean Poynter is one of the best stand up paddle surfers in the world, so when he stops to give some surf advice, you be sure to listen. In Episode 5 of Sean's new 'how-to' series, Sean explains how to analyze your surf break. Sean gives us a list of a few things to keep in mind. See what he had to say…

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10 Nutrition Tips for Peak SUP Performance

Nothing puts more of a damper on your downwinder than quick crash of energy and stamina. And even the most proficient of paddlers, and strategic of strokes will lose steam if the fuel coming in is lacking the proper nutrients. If you are looking to increase your speed, replenish your muscles after race-training, achieve 3-legged down dog, or simply just wanting some healthy snacks to carry with you on your typical Sunday Funday, Jodelle Fitzwater put together her Top 10 Nutrition tips to keep you SUP-er strong and paddling long!

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How To Paddle Through Waves

Paddling through the waves on your paddle board can be a difficult task if not done properly. Luckily, two-time International Surfing Association (ISA) World Stand Up Paddleboard Surf Champion, Sean Poynter, gives us tips on how to successfully paddle through whitewater. Read his tips below.

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Summer SUP Fun On A Longboard Shape

Supconnect contributor Haywood Newkirk dives into teaching us all about longboard shapes on our stand up paddle boards and how to get started sup surfing on one. Check it out!

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How To Keep Your SUP Dog Safe

There are risks to taking your pet paddle boarding and we want to ensure that they are just as safe as we are when on board. We reached out to Boardworks' Mike Tavares for some tips on how to keep your dog safe while paddle boarding. Mike brings his pooch Shredder on his SUP with him more often than not and Shred dog is a true SUP pup.

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8 Tips to Camp with a Paddleboard

Are you interested in taking a SUP camping trip but don’t know where to start? Expert camper and SUP expeditioner Gabriel Gray shares his tips on what type of gear you need, how to plan your trip and more. Check it out…

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Winter SUPing: How To Stay Warm In Frigid Temperatures

As winter settles rubber thickens and sessions tend to get shorter. After surfing for over 10 years on frigid water (literally frigid) Igor Goni has managed to basket some tricks here and there which have helped him extend his time in the water regardless the season. Here are some tips on how to stay warm while stand up paddling in frigid temperatures.

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How To Do A Frontside Top Turn On Your Stand Up Paddle Board

As you progress and further develop your surfing skills on your stand up paddle board, one trick to add to your bag is definitely the frontside top turn. The frontside top turn is likely one of the most performed maneuvers on a wave. Here, SUP surfing expert Sean Poynter helps you get more familiar with the process of it.

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How To Do A Cross Bow Backside Turn On A Paddle Board

The Cross Bow backside turn is one that should be in everybody's repertoire as it's a really functional maneuver because of it's relatively quick execution and it's support in down-the-line surfing. Here, Sean Poynter gives us a breakdown on how to properly execute the Cross Bow backside turn on a paddle board.

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How To Do A Frontside Cutback On Your Paddleboard

Now that you've gotten comfortable getting in and out of the waves on your paddleboard and are a master at catching them, you're now ready to start progressing even further and adding some tricks into your bag. Starboard and FCS SUP athlete Sean Poynter lays out some tips on how to do a frontside cutback on your standup paddleboard. When doing a frontside cutback there are a few key motions that you need to do in order to successfully execute one and here, Sean lays them all out on the table. Here are his words of advice:

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How To Get Back On Your Paddle Board After Falling

Falling off of your paddle board is going to happen at some point or another when paddle boarding. It can be troublesome to get back on your SUP after falling if done incorrectly. Luckily, we have SUP expert Sean Poynter to help us with a few tips on how to get back up after we've fallen. Here are some tips from Starboard SUP and FCS SUP athlete Sean Poynter:

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How To Properly Fall Off Your SUP

Falling off of our paddle boards is inevitable. It's part of the process, sometimes even part of the fun. There is however a right and a wrong way to falling off of our SUPs. Here, SUP expert and Starboard SUP athlete Sean Poynter teaches us how to fall off our SUP properly to avoid injury. See his tips and full video tutorial here.

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How To Ride The Line On Your Stand Up Paddle Board

So you've gotten the hang of catching waves on your SUP and now you're ready to start riding the line of the wave. SUP Surf expert Sean Poynter gives us a tutorial on how to do so. Here are Sean's tips on how to ride the line:

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How To Carry and Store Your SUP Leash

It's important to store your gear correctly so that you have a nice life span of your gear as well as having a benefit to your performance out in the water. Here, Sean Poynter gives us a few tips on how to properly store your leash when not in use. See Sean's tips below and his tips to keep in mind when storing your leash.

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How To Become A SUP Coach

As SUP grows through its variety of disciplines, locations and SUP clubs, the requirement for good, fun and safe coaching is needed. This, more often than not, comes in the form of a SUP Coach. So, why become a coach? There are often several reasons why paddlers attend coaching courses.

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How To Stand Up On Your Paddle Board

Episode 3 in SUP Surf Tips with Starboard and FCS SUP athlete Sean Poynter, Sean takes us through the steps on how to stand up on your stand up paddle board. See his tips here.

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SUP Fitness: How Many Calories Does Paddle Boarding Burn?

Standup paddle boarding can offer a fun and relaxing activity that mostly anyone can do, it is also one of the best workouts out there. People with all body shapes, sizes and ages are engaging in standup paddle boarding as a fun fitness activity. As many people have heard, standup paddle boarding is the best workout for a complete body workout. So, how many calories does paddle boarding burn? Find out here.

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Tips On Getting In The Water With Your Paddle Board

SAN DIEGO, California - In the second episode to debut from SUP Surf Tips with stand up paddle surfing expert Sean Poynter, Sean teaches us how to safely get you and your stand up paddle board in and out of the water. See Sean's Tips below:

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How To Put Your Leash String and Leash On Your SUP

Sean Poynter, one of the world’s leading SUP Surf experts, has created a tutorial for the proper way of setting up your leash string on your board, and in addition, he shows us how to correctly put on a leash. Here SUP Surf Tips from Starboard SUP International Athlete, Sean Poynter.

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Tipping Point, When is Your SUP Too Small?

Anyone who's ever seen Sean Poynter, Mo Freitas or Noah Yap absolutely ripping on a stand up surfboard has no doubt wanted to achieve that same level of performance themselves. Unfortunately, it's nowhere near as easy as they make it look.

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SUP Surfing - Things To Know

Ever wonder what you need to know when it comes to SUP surfing? Here are the top 4 essentials to know in SUP surfing according to Sean Poynter.

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How To Paddle Through Breaking Waves

In this video brought to you by BIC SUP, ACA SUP Instructor Trainer Jimmy Blakeney gives detailed instruction for getting back out through breaking waves while surfing.

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How To Bottom Turn A Paddleboard

In this video ACA SUP Instructor Trainer Jimmy Blakeney breaks down one of the most fundamental turns in surfing - the bottom turn, brought to you by BIC SUP. Watch and enjoy!

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5 Tips For SUP Surfing Big Waves

SAN DIEGO, California - Winter is approaching fast. This means colder water, longer swell periods and hopefully bigger waves. For those of you looking to step your performance in the solid stuff, we’ve put together a list of tips with the help of South African charger, Greg Bertish.

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5 Tips for the First Time SUP Surfer

For those stand up paddlers who have never surfed in their entire lives and have a desire to learn SUP surfing, here are a few tips that will help make the experience a good one for everyone.

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7 River Surfing Etiquette Rules

Any ocean surfer knows that there is an unspoken code they follow not only in the water but on the beach and in the parking lot.  However, now that river surfing is blowing up for SUPers, what etiquette do we follow in this setting?

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Stand Up Paddle Surf - Rules of the Water

The emergence of stand up paddle surf has resulted in more crowds and less patience in lineups around the world. One man relates the frustrations felt at breaks in Santa Cruz and gives us tips on how to avoid confrontation.

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Volume in Stand Up Paddle Surfboards

When choosing a stand up paddle board, volume is arguably the primary factor that one should consider. Here is a reference table that gives you a guideline when selecting your stand up paddle board.

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How to Be Safe Stand Up Paddle Surfing

As the fastest growing sport in the USA, stand up paddlers are flocking to surfing beaches often without adequate skills or training.· This has created tensions between traditional surfers and SUP’ers.

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