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Top 10 SUP Beginner Mistakes- How (not to) Stand Up Paddle Board

Top 10 SUP Beginner Mistakes- How (not to) Stand Up Paddle Board

We go over the top ten most common beginner Stand Up Paddleboarder mistakes.

At Blue Planet we have taught thousands of people how to Stand Up Paddle board through our free clinics and our How to Stand Up Paddle videos on youtube have been watched over 5 million times. We have probably seen every possible beginner mistake, but here is our lineup of the top 10 most common SUP mistakes:

how not to hold SUP paddle
#10: Holding the paddle backwards and hands too close together

SUP mistake | paddle too diagonally

#9: Using only the tip of the blade and not reaching forward

 

top 10 stand up paddleboard mistakes
#8: Holding paddle diagonally and too far away from board

Falling onto paddleboard SUP mistake

#7: Falling onto the board instead of into the water

SUP mistake looking down
#6: Looking down instead of forward

getting back on paddleboard
#5: Kicking under the board when trying to get back on

SUP mistake not putting weight in center of board
#4: Not centering weight on board

stand up paddle board mistake drifting downwind
#3: Drifting with the wind and not controlling the direction


#2: Going out in dangerous conditions and/or with the wrong gear

SUP mistake no leash, dangerous conditions, wrong gear
#1: Not wearing a leash

In the video above, we go into detail on how to correct each of these mistakes and how it will help you develop good habits and efficient paddle technique.

Also covered: Choosing the right gear- board volume, width, length, paddle length. Beginner friendly and safe conditions. Demo boards before buying, why not wearing a leash can be deadly. Efficient paddle stroke technique. How to fall safely in to the water- not falling on board or jumping in feet first.

Special thanks to DJ for providing the no leash footage at 10:20. Check out more of DJ's great downwind videos here:
https://vimeo.com/user372910

Please check out all the videos in our SUP Tips playlist for more instructions:
https://youtu.be/jIpkzGDrT9k

Thanks for watching, please subscribe to our channel.
Aloha, Robert Stehlik

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