stand-up paddleboard: HOW TO PADDLE AND MOVE FORWARD IN A STRAIGHT LINE

HOW TO GO STRAIGHT on a STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD

 

This may seem quite a simple manoeuvre; however, it requires a few adjustments to do it properly and effectively!

The trick to make sure you go nice and straight on your stand-up paddleboard is to paddle on one side, then the other, in a regular sequence.

On average you make 3 or 4 paddle strokes on one side, then 3 or 4 strokes on the other so as to limit the rowing effect: i.e., the rotation of the board.

 

POSITION YOURSELF CORRECTLY TO PADDLEBOARD EFFICIENTLY

 

To stand-up paddleboard efficiently, you must reach as far in front of you as you can to plunge your paddle into the water. To do so, lean your body slightly forward.

Your arms must be stretched out to gain better leverage—the lower arm pulls while the upper arm pushes.

Finish the paddle movement when you arrive at the level of your feet. And start again from the beginning while looking straight in front of you.

Get your board and your life jacket at the ready . . . and off you go on your paddleboarding session!

 

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