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 - Dhanurasana / Bow pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Dhanurasana / Bow pose
Dhanurasana / Bow pose

Bow pose can be done facing either the length of the board facing the nose or on the short edge as demonstrated. Lie on your stomach with your feet apart, bend your knees and hold onto your ankles or the top of your feet, which ever you can reach! Breathe in and lift your chest off the board and pull…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 2
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 2
Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our to Wave Riding! In part one Bryn James talked you through the fundamentals to learn before you hit the water. There is a lot of safety, awareness of other water users and many other factors to consider before you first get wet. If you've not read Part 1 yet CLICK HERE to get the…

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

Begin in balancing table pose placing yourself over the centre of the board facing the nose. Next bend the back leg holding onto the ankle or top of the foot. Try and gain some lift with the back leg by pushing the foot into the hand. Watching out for loss of balance so keep breathing and focus on your front…

Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Hanumanasana/ Splits pose
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Hanumanasana/ Splits pose
Hanumanasana/ Splits pose

This is well and truly an advanced Yoga posture, so don’t attempt this if you have tight hamstrings, hips or any injury to the pelvis, knees or ankles. Begin in a low lunge with the right leg forward making sure you are central over the handle/middle of the board. Pressing the palms into the board, slide the right foot forward…

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 - Mandukasana - Frog Pose - Beginner
Wings Foils SUP Surf Technique - Mandukasana - Frog Pose - Beginner
Mandukasana - Frog Pose - Beginner

This luscious hip opener is perfect for beginners as its low gravity on the board and very stable. Start by straddling the board positioning yourself over the centre of the board, generally where the handle is located. Slowly extend your arms forward walking your fingertips towards the nose of the board. Your hip flexibility will determine how deep you can…