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Paddle Boarding Tips From the Pros

At one point or another we've all been beginners to the sport of stand up paddling. As one of the world's fastest growing sports, paddle boarding is seeing more and more newcomers to the sport and every newcomer could use a few lessons and tips in the art of paddle boarding. We've talked to top pros in the sport and asked them to breakdown their top tips for beginners.

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Top Reasons You Need An Inflatable Paddle Board

Inflatables are an awesome choice for stand up paddling and even have quite a few advantages over their hard board counterparts. We've teamed up with the folks at Boardworks to get you a list of the Top Reasons of why you must have an inflatable in your SUP quiver.

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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 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 To Position A Fin On A SUP

So you know how to install your fin into your board but want to learn how to properly position the fin within the fin box? Todd from Pau Hana Surf Supply demonstrates how to properly position a fin on a stand up paddle board (SUP).

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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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How To Choose Your First SUP

Buying your first paddle board can be a challenge. Stand up paddle boards (SUP) aren’t cheap, and a first time buyer can quickly be overwhelmed by all of the options and variations that exist in the market place. Inflatable or hard board? What size should you get? Hull shape? Length? Materials? Price? The stuff one needs to learn seems to go on forever. Answering these basic questions will help you get the SUP that’s right for you.

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SUP Basics: What’s Your Swim Score?

Simplicity is one of the attractive features of standup paddle boarding. When you feel that first glide and realize “Hey, I can do this,” it’s easy to believe that all you need is a board and a paddle, but when you’re standing alone on a platform floating two inches above the water, a few more things are required, because a paddling excursion on any water body can quickly turn into an in-water experience.

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How To Lift A Stand Up Paddle Board To Avoid Injury

Often times, stand up paddle boards can be big, bulky and weigh a lot which can make the task of lifting the board quite difficult. Because of the weight and size of many of the stand up paddle boards on the market there is a higher chance of injuring or straining your back when attempting to lift the board if not done properly. Here, Pau Hana’s Todd Caranto gives a few tips on how to lift a paddle board properly in order to avoid injury or strain to your back.

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5 Ways To Prepare For Summer

Summer might be the fairer season, but there's opportunities to get some serious paddling and surfing done if you plan things correctly - alongside plenty of relaxation. Today we're going to look at five ways to make the most of summer.

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How to Install Fins on the Board

If you’ve never installed a fin into a stand up paddle board it can be a bit tricky to figure out. With screws and tools needed with most fin sets it can seem like a complicated process but fear not, the team at Pau Hana SUP have created a simple tutorial on how to install your fin. Here, Todd Caranto, board designer at Pau Hana, shows how to correctly install a fin and not lose the screw.

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