Wings Foils SUP Surf Advanced Technique

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - An introduction to River SUP
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - An introduction to River SUP
An introduction to River SUP

Having covered the “mainstream” (no pun’s intended) flat water, surf and downwind paddling disciplines we feel it is certainly appropriate to ramp up the ante somewhat and introduce SUP river paddling. Consider it the “downhill” mountain biking version of stand up paddling as opposed to cross-country riding - with all the relative obstacles, challenges and body protection being duly warranted.…

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Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Dandayamana Bharmanasana / Balancing Table pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Dandayamana Bharmanasana / Balancing Table pose
Dandayamana Bharmanasana / Balancing Table pose

Start on your hands and knees making sure you are central on the board, over the handle and your shoulders are stacked over your wrists. Extend your right leg behind you, keeping the hips square, the leg is parallel to the board. Keep an active back leg with the toes pointing towards the board. Your eye gaze is towards your…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Trikonasana / Triangle Pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Trikonasana / Triangle Pose
Trikonasana / Triangle Pose

Standing Yoga poses on a Paddleboard are always more challenging because of the body’s gravity pull towards the water and the unstable surface of the board. Start by positioning the front foot with the toes facing the nose of the board and the back foot at 90 degrees. Feet are equal distance each side of the handle or center of…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Purvottanasana / Upward plank pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Purvottanasana / Upward plank pose
Purvottanasana / Upward plank pose

This is a great SUP Yoga pose for tight shoulders and chest and to build core muscles. Initially try it on the long else of the board facing the nose and for an added challenge try it on the short edge. Begin seated with your legs extended out in front of you. Place your hands behind you with fingertips pointing…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced
Ustrasana - Camel Pose - Advanced

This pose belongs in the category of back extensions, which focuses on bringing the spine into an extension/arch. There are a few modifications to make this pose accessible to all levels. Firstly kneel on the board ensuring your knees are hip distance apart on either side of the handle/middle as this is the widest and most stable part of the…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Balance Control and Efficiency
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Balance Control and Efficiency
Balance Control and Efficiency

Perfecting Stance and board position. Comfort and feeling at ease on your board is the basis for stability, control and efficient paddling. If you do not feel comfortable on your board, you'll find your body is always making minor adjustments and shifts in body position. This constant movement will not only be disrupting; you won't be able to paddle effectively…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Anjaneyasana / Low Lunge
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Anjaneyasana / Low Lunge
Anjaneyasana / Low Lunge

Lunges are great to try on a paddleboard as they are relatively easy to get into, but remain quite challenging for both body and mind. Here in this low lunge, the knee is down on the board providing a stable base. The front knee is bent at 90 degrees. The eye gaze is forward gazing at a fixed point of…