Despite the windy conditions, we had two happy customers this morning after the successful completion of their standup paddle lesson.
Lynn and Fran came to us with little experience and were paddling around the marina in no time.
One tip that we have really found helpful for stand up paddle beginners is simply to relax. When learning to standup paddle, it is so important to keep your knees soft and your back straight. Also make sure that you are centered on the board. If your feet are too far forward on the board, it forces the nose of the board into the water, making the board less stable. If you are too far back on the board, the tail sinks under and the board becomes squirrely and difficult to maneuver.
Keep in mind that most boards these days come with a built in handle that is relatively centered on the board. If you are unsure about where to put your feet, look for the handle as a rough guideline. The arch of your foot should be lined up with the handle if you are centered on the board correctly.
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