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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 surfing expert 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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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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Tips To Enjoy An Injury Free SUP Experience

Whether you are new to standup paddle boarding or already pretty experienced, it can be useful to know a few simple tricks that can help you improve your SUP experience while helping you reduce the risk of injuries.

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Could Your Shoulder Pain Be Shoulder Impingement?

As is the case with surfing, SUPers can face a condition known as shoulder impingement, which occurs when the shoulder’s bursa and/or rotator cuff tendons are trapped and compressed when you raise your shoulder upwards.

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A Beginner's Guide to SUP Yoga

When not training for a race or world record attempt you will likely find Seychelle channeling her inner chi and practicing and even teaching SUP yoga. Not long ago, Seychelle partnered up with the folks at West Marine to come out with a beginner’s guide to stand up paddle yoga.

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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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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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How to Find Stability for SUP Yoga

SUP Yoga guru Jessica Cichra recently released this awesome tutorial on how to find stability for SUP Yoga. Cichra uses Body Dialogue yoga principles to ground & build a strong foundation, then adds quick and easy warm ups to get you prepared for your SUP yoga practice. See her tips for finding stability here.

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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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