Learn how to SUP in just 5 minutes from Blue Planet founder Robert Stehlik. This is not a comprehensive lesson but goes over the basics of board handling, paddle handling and safety for those learning how to Stand Up Paddle board. SUP is a safe, fun sport if done correctly.

Some of the basic topics covered:
Board handling:
lift board up on rail first, then use handle to protect your back,
make sure to put board in deep enough water so fin clears bottom,
center weight over handle and center line of board
not covered:
use right board for height, weight and ability level, for more information on choosing the best board for your needs, watch:
https://www.blueplanetsurf.com/service/best-sup-standup-paddle-board/

Paddle handling:
correct orientation of the paddle blade (angled forward, away from you)
forward stroke holding paddle vertically and pulling straight back
using the whole blade in the water
reach forward and don’t pull past the feet
not covered:
steering strokes, watch this video to learn how to steer the board:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSmYvU5c3H4
choosing the right paddle and length, for more information on this topic, please watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQWz105sT1g

Safety:
ALWAYS wear a leash, and a personal floatation device if required (not required in Hawaii if using a leash)
Use the buddy system, don’t go out in dangerous condition, beware of strong offshore winds.
If you can’t swim, learn to swim first, then learn to SUP

More tips:
be safe, have fun and watch all the videos in our SUP Tips playlist here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0SxFTHHwMFWbKRSChsfpzK2hY34–7NC

Did you know that Blue Planet offers free air cargo shipping to any major US airport on most boards ordered on our website? Our board are an excellent value and we offer boards for all skill levels. For details: https://www.blueplanetsurf.com

Thanks for watching,
Aloha,
Robert Stehlik
Honolulu, Hawaii

The board featured in the video is the Blue Planet 9’10 x 33 Turbo model:
https://www.blueplanetsurf.com/910-x-33-turbo-2019.html
The paddle I’m using is my favorite, the BP Kai Zen V2 with 82 square inch blade:
https://www.blueplanetsurf.com/blue-planet-blue-planet-2017-kai-zen-v2-cf-paddle.html

Sat 11th May, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

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