Intro to SUP: How to Paddle Board

Articles: 5

If you’ve ever looked at people having fun on a stand up paddle board and thought about giving it a try, this series is for you. We cover the basics: how to get on your board, fall off and get back on again, as well as simple SUP strokes and other tips for your first outing. All that, plus a printable checklist so you don’t forget to bring anything important when you head out on the water.

  • A woman carries her stand up paddle board towards water


    How to Launch and Stand Up on a Paddle Board

    61 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars

    Learn the right way to launch your stand up paddle board from a beach or dock, and get tips on standing up and staying balanced.

  • A paddle boarder uses their paddle to paddle through the water


    How to Paddle a Paddle Board: Basic Strokes

    132 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars

    Using a SUP paddle properly makes a world of difference. This article covers how to size and hold a paddle, and 5 essential SUP strokes.

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    Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Checklist

    75 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars

    Use our printable checklist to make sure you have all your stand up paddle board gear, including safety items.