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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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