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Stand Up Paddleboards

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This fast growing sport has made the scene, again, and it is gathering people wanting to try! There are some elements of Hawaiian history in the sport. It started as a type of surfing allowing an instructor to better see his class and any large waves coming in. Surfers enjoy the opportunity to catch more waves in a set. Riding them on the rivers is gaining popularity because of the skill required to move those boards down river and through rapids.

The boards tend to be long, nine feet (3 m) or more and have one or more fins or skegs on the bottom rear, like surfboards, to help maintain tracking and steering a straight course. They are longer and wider than typical surfboards which allow you to balance and propel yourself with ease. It is a fun and easy way to go play on the water. You can paddle on the open ocean, lakes and rivers. No waves required! The modern boards are light enough to carry down the beach by one person.

In addition to the fun aspect, paddleboarding provides a full body workout. It is popular with skiers who use it as a cross-training exercise as well as with snowboarders and other athletes. Since you can stand you also get great views of sea creatures, activity around you and what is on the horizon. It is close to walking on the water! No experience is required; you can embrace the sport on your own or seek out instruction to help you get started. The new water sport!

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) begins on flat water, where you can get your balance on the oversized boards. The boards are very stable and are ridden while standing and paddling. Some initial balance is required. The rider uses a long shafted paddle for propulsion and steering. A new paddleboarder may want to begin by kneeling and then working toward standing up.

Lessons

There is a group locally that is right on the water, has 10 boards and a full time innstructor. We cn help you coordinate with them for rentals and training!

Classes cover:

  • Selecting a site
  • Observing the ocean and waves
  • Transportation of the board
  • Carrying your board and paddle to the water
  • Mounting the paddleboard
  • Paddleboarding on calm water
  • Paddleboarding stance
  • Paddleboarding turns
  • Practice for balance
  • When you fall

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