Stand-up paddleboarding (commonly abbreviated as SUP) is the act of propelling oneself on a floating platform with the use of a paddle. Different cultures have embraced SUP throughout history. The discipline is thought of as originating in Africa, where it was common to stand on their canoes. Hawaiian surfers of the sixteenth century, though, were the first to embrace paddleboarding as a sport. Hawaiian surf schools began teaching SUP in the 1990s as an alternative to surfing. Surf instructor Brian Keaulana decided to add “Beach Board Surfing” to the world-renowned “Buffalo Big Board Contest”, and the response was overwhelming.
Here is the know how to Stand-up paddleboarding:
Those who want to paddleboard must first find a shallow part of the water they like. Smooth points of entry are ideal. Surfers should then walk out to a point of where they are sure the fin on the bottom back of the board is not hitting the sand, or floor of the pool. Users should then place their paddle so that it lies perpendicular to the board. Surfers can then attempt to bring their outermost knee on top of the board, followed by the innermost knee.
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Beginners can see how it feels to paddle on just their knees. At this point, surfers can start paddling. The blade of the paddle should be oriented so that it is perpendicular to the board. Boarders should also ensure the blade is submerged under water each stroke. Users can then opt to either stroke the water once or twice before switching and doing the same on the other side. It is also a good idea to assume the kneeling position if one grows tired of standing, or if conditions become rough.
Here is where to try and the deals:
Trying a new sport can be intimidating but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it! Find yourself a body of calm water and give this a try. Depending on where you are in the country finding a place might be easy or a little more difficult. If you are in California try out Mammoth Lakes, Big Bear Lake, North or South Lake Tahoe this goes for Nevada too. If you are in Colorado try out Lake Dillon or Horsetooth Reservoir. If you are more towards New York give Lake George a shot. Minnesota is the Land of Lakes and you’ll find something easy there. New Hampshire has Waterville Valley for some easy calm water. Just do your research and find something near you!
Some SUP deals we have on Mountain Resort Coupons are Johnnys Rentals in California. They will get you a free delivery of Stand-Up Paddleboards and Kayaks too. Mammoth Lakes area the deals are also at Footloose Sports every Thursday you can rent a Stand-Up Paddleboard all day for a 4-hour rate. If you are closer to Nevada don’t forget about Slopestyle Sports where you can rent a Paddleboard for as low as $50 a day.
We also have a deal with Silver Star Ski and Sport in Park City, Utah. $60 dollars for the whole day and they will even transport your paddleboard for $40 each way. Don’t miss your chance for summer fun on the water!
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