SUP Beginner Technique

SUP Technique - Balance Control and Efficiency
SUP 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…

Beginner
SUP Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 1
SUP Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 1
Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 1

An to Long Boards, Shortboards and Wave Riding SUP’s Venturing into the surf from flat-water paddling for the very first time, albeit exciting - can be both daunting and dangerous, for yourself as well as other water users. Especially if you have no idea what you are doing with no preliminary background understanding of waves, currents, tides and differing breaks.…

Beginner
SUP Technique - Bumps, Curves and Rites of Passage - Part 2
SUP 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…

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SUP Technique - Introduction to Board Selection
SUP Technique - Introduction to Board Selection
Introduction to Board Selection

Given the ever, “exponentially expanding” variety of products available on the current market (the list seems to be growing, almost on a fortnightly basis) you'd be forgiven for being confused when it comes to choosing your first board. Disciplines range from yoga, long board vs. short board surfing, touring, flat water, open water race, downwinder, river, foil and group SUP…

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SUP Technique - Phalakasana - Plank Pose - Beginner
SUP Technique - Phalakasana - Plank Pose - Beginner
Phalakasana - Plank Pose - Beginner

This is a good pose for beginners as it is low to gravity and a relatively stable SUP Yoga pose. It’s perfect for building shoulder, arm and core strength. For those still building up strength, try a modified version by dropping your knees on the board for more support. In either version, it’s important to have a long spine, to…

SUP Technique - Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate
SUP Technique - Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate
Vashistasana - Side Plank - Intermediate

A dynamic and challenging arm balance which builds strength, endurance and a very strong core! This pose aims to give you a sense of feeling long from the top of the head right down to the feet. Press into the heel of the hand, spreading the fingers widely to ensure a steady foundation. The sternum lifts, the hips are neutral,…

SUP Technique - Sukhasana -Easy Pose - Beginner
SUP Technique - Sukhasana -Easy Pose - Beginner
Sukhasana -Easy Pose - Beginner

A great pose that stretches the knees, ankles and opens the hips. It also focuses on lengthening the back muscles and spine.  Usually, this pose is done at the beginning of a SUP Yoga practice, Sukhasana helps to still the body and mind in preparation for other more challenging poses. It instils a sense of tranquillity and a feeling of…

SUP Technique - Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Mermaid Pose - Advanced
SUP Technique - Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Mermaid Pose - Advanced
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Mermaid Pose - Advanced

Unleash your inner mermaid with this beautiful mermaid pose. This more advanced pose, is for Yogis who like a challenge. From pigeon pose, bend the back knee and cradle the toes into the crease of the elbow. Making sure you are positioned in the middle of the board with the bottom foot pushing down firmly and ground the hip onto the…

SUP Technique - Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner
SUP Technique - Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner
Dandasana - Stick Pose - Beginner

This seated pose has low gravity therefore is stable on a Stand Up Paddelboard making it accessible to all levels. To achieve this pose, ensure you are seated directly over the handle in the middle of the board. Extend the legs out straight pushing through your heals engaging the quad muscles. Sit up straight with a long spine, extending the…

SUP Technique - Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate
SUP Technique - Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate
Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate

This pose opens the back, shoulders and chest. Make sure you position the lower back over the handle so you are central on the board. The modified version of this pose is with the knees bent and feet firmly on the board hip distance apart. The arms are bent at 90 degrees with the forearm is flat on the board…