Today we've got a classic clip for you (one from the archives) on launching and landing your stand up paddle board into the water with Boardworks Team Manager, Mike Tavares.
With the constant growth of SUP racing and the increasing number of SUP events, fitness and training is starting to play a more important role in the development of our sport. Today we've got a probing piece, written by Matt Wright from Riding Bumps and Breedfreak Photography, discussing where training is at right now and where it's headed, especially for athletes looking to stay at the top.
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.
SAN DIEGO, California - We often talk about the fun aspects of the SUP lifestyle, but enjoying the ocean, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water doesn't come without its share of risks. Today we're going to cover 7 tips that will go a long way towards making your time paddling safer for you and others.
SAN DIEGO, California - One of the main reasons people shy away from learning how to stand up paddle is the fear of not being terrible at it. But we all have to start somewhere and after a very short period of time, it becomes clear that SUP’ing isn’t as hard as it looks (flat water paddling, at least).
SAN DIEGO, California - Once you've got the basics of paddling down, the next big step is fine-tuning and optimizing your technique. This doesn't only apply to people interested in racing - it's equally important for all your daily sessions. Your form makes the world of difference to how much distance you cover per stroke, building muscles/strength without causing damage and developing stamina. This all feeds into making paddling a healthy activity that keeps giving back to your physical and mental condition, rather than causing problems. To speed you all along, we've broken down 5 tips for improving your paddle technique.