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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:
#10: Holding the paddle backwards and hands too close together
#9: Using only the tip of the blade and not reaching forward
#8: Holding paddle diagonally and too far away from board
#7: Falling onto the board instead of into the water
#6: Looking down instead of forward
#5: Kicking under the board when trying to get back on
#4: Not centering weight on board
#3: Drifting with the wind and not controlling the direction
#2: Going out in dangerous conditions and/or with the 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:
Please check out all the videos in our SUP Tips playlist for more instructions:
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Aloha, Robert Stehlik