Common Mistakes Beginners Make with Inflatable Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding is so much fun, and it is relatively easy to learn, but it does take a some skill. When you are taking your new inflatable paddle board out on the water for the first time, you can expect to fall more than a few times, but there are a few mistakes that you can avoid so that you can have a lot more fun. The following is a list of the most common mistakes that beginners make when paddle boarding:

  • Locked Knees- It is difficult to balance when your legs are straight and your knees are locked into place, so keep your knees slightly bent.
  • Gripping the Shaft of the Paddle- The proper placement for your hand on the paddle is at the top. This will give you a lot more leverage and a more comfortable grip.
  • Looking at Your Feet- When you feel unbalanced it is all too easy to keep your eyes glued on your feet. Instead, you should keep your eyes fixed on the horizon and in front of you. Believe it or not, this will help with your balance, and it will also allow you to enjoy your experience more.
  • Hunching your back- Rather than hunching your back while you paddle, you should stand up straight with your shoulders level to your board.

Now that you know about the most common mistakes that beginners make on their inflatable SUP, you can avoid them and have a much more enjoyable experience! If you haven't already bought your paddle board, then feel free to peruse our huge selection of high quality boards. Free shipping is available when you shop with us today!

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