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How to Choose Gear for SUP Yoga

As one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement Dashama Gordon knows a thing or two about Yoga and paddle boarding. Some of her credentials include: hosting Yoga and SUP Yoga retreats around the world; having her own SUP Yoga board made by Starboard; and being a contributor to several media outlets. To help others connect with this exciting new discipline and to help them grow through it, we’ve picked Dashama’s brain for some tips on choosing the right gear for SUP Yoga. Here is what she had to say.

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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 Improve Performance In SUP Yoga

Need help improving your SUP Yoga skills? We’ve sat down with Dashama Gordon, a Starboard ambassador, and one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement to give us a few tips on how to advance yourself in SUP Yoga. Here are her tips:

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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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Top Mistakes To Avoid In SUP Yoga

Dashama, a Starboard ambassador, is one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement and we’ve picked Dashama’s brain for some Standup Paddle Board Yoga Tips. Here is what she had to say about what mistakes to avoid in SUP Yoga.

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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 SUP Yoga Poses for Everyone

If you love Yoga it’s likely you’ve heard of or have practiced on a stand up paddle board.  Take a look at these 10 SUP Yoga poses that anyone can do.

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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 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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10 Things You Need To Know When Planning A SUP Expedition

So you want to plan a SUP expedition but don’t know where to begin? We caught up with three accomplished stand up paddle (SUP) expeditioners: Boardworks athlete Gabriel Gray, Starboard athlete Bart de Zwart and C4 Waterman’s Jared Munch, who have all gone on a number of SUP expeditions over the years and we asked them to share their experience and insights on what you need to know when planning a SUP expedition.

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How To Choose A Paddle With Kenny Kaneko

Choosing the correct paddle is one of the most important things to keep in mind when looking for a paddle. In this step by step instructional video, SIC Global Athlete Kenny Kaneko breaks down the process by explaining how a paddler's height and weight play a role in determining how to choose a paddle.

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How To Perform A Buoy Turn On A SUP

In stand up paddle racing, knowing how to do a buoy turn efficiently and correctly is a skill all SUP racers aim to accomplish. In this How To Video from SIC Maui, SIC's Global Athlete Kenny Kaneko breaks down the steps on how to do a buoy turn with precision and style. Take a look.

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