New to stand up paddling? Be successful from the very start with these tips from SUP Racing World Champion, Connor Baxter!
Paddle Position & Length
Many novice stand up paddlers use their paddle backwards inadvertently. The blade of a paddle has a slight bend to it. When you’re on a board, you want to hold your paddle with the bend facing away from you. This will allow you to navigate more effectively through the water.
It’s also crucial to choose the right length paddle. Paddles that are too short can put a strain on your back, while paddles that are too long can strain your shoulders. If you’re going a shorter distance and want quicker strokes, consider a shorter paddle. On the other hand, for longer distances and strokes, a longer paddle is a better choice.