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Tips For Running Whitewater On A SUP

When you get confident paddle boarding in flat water try the transition into some easy whitewater. Running whitewater is a super fun challenge that can help you progress your paddle skills. Here are a few tips that help balance and keep you in control in whitewater.

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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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How To Punch Through A River Wave On A SUP

If you’ve been spending a solid amount of time paddle boarding down river you should have the basics down. Now, you’re more than likely ready to take the next step. Here, river expert Mike Tavares shares a couple of tips for running waves or small hydraulics on a whitewater SUP. This video is intended to help with basic river running technique while paddling downstream on a SUP.

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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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Whitewater SUP Swimming and Recovery Tip

Whitewater paddling while fun, is also pretty dangerous. It’s important to make sure you’re comfortable paddling whitewater and whatever class you’re on. That being said, here is a tip to help you when you fall and need to safely get back to your board and managing your paddle and gear.

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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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River Surfing Basics On Your Paddle Board

River surfing expert and paddle board pro Mike Tavares shares a few helpful hints on how to get in and out of a wave while on the river. Here, Mike goes over a few basics and things to know about the river, gear needed and tips on entry and exit from the wave. Check it out:

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The Uniform for SUP Whitewater

River paddle boarding and especially whitewater SUP is a different beast, compared to other disciplines of stand up paddling such as SUP Yoga and SUP Surfing. Its influences are more from the kayak and rafting world. River hydrology is different than the coast, and there are different hazards. Also, the outerwear of kayakers is the uniform of river paddle boarders. Learn about the whitewater SUP uniform here...

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6 Ways To Help Speed Up Recovery While You Are Injured

Supconnect’s 2016 Woman of the Year, Seychelle Webster, was 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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What Is River Surfing?

What is river surfing? If you find yourself asking this question then here we have the answer for you! River surfing expert Alex Mauer dives into this question and explains not only what river surfing is but how it differs from surfing in the ocean and more! Check it out:

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Learn How To Catch A River Wave In 4 Simple Steps

If you’ve tried river surfing on your stand up paddle board (SUP) but just couldn’t get the hang of it, fear not because river expert Alex Mauer breaks down the four steps you need to take to make catching a wave on the river a piece of cake.

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The Gorge Demands A Leash And A PFD!

Following the tragic events that took the life of paddler Andres Pombo in the days leading up to the 2015 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, SUP athlete and enthusiast Brett Downen gives his take on why wearing a leash and a PFD on the Columbia Gorge is not only a good idea, but an absolute necessity.

  • Published in Opinion
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