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Learn to SUP in 5 minutes- How to Stand Up Paddleboard



Learn how to SUP in just 5 minutes from Blue Planet founder Robert Stehlik.   This is not a comprehensive lesson but goes over the basics of board handling, paddle handling and safety with tips for those learning how to Stand Up Paddle board.  SUP is a safe, fun sport if done correctly.  

Some of the basic topics covered:
Board handling:
lift board up on rail first, then use handle to protect your back,
make sure to put board in deep enough water so fin clears bottom,
center weight over handle and center line of board
not covered:
use right board for height, weight and ability level.

Paddle handling and technique:
correct orientation of the paddle blade (angled forward, away from you)
forward stroke holding paddle vertically and pulling straight back
using the whole blade in the water
reach forward and don't pull past the feet
not covered:
steering strokes, watch this video to learn how to steer the board:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSmYv...​
choosing the right paddle and length, for more information on this topic, please watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQWz1...​

Safety:
ALWAYS wear a leash, and a personal floatation device if required (not required in Hawaii if using a leash)
Use the buddy system, don't go out in dangerous condition, beware of strong offshore winds.
If you can't swim, learn to swim first, then learn to SUP

More tips:
be safe, have fun and watch all the videos in our SUP Tips playlist here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...​

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