Last week we brought you a helpful video showing how to nail bottom turns on your Paddleboard and it seems that some of our followers are keen to see some more instructional SUP videos. Thanks to the crew at SUPTV and BIC SUP along with ACA instructor Jimmy Blakeney, we now bring you a useful video showing how best to paddle out back on your Stand Up Paddleboard.
Getting your board out through breaking waves is one of the hardest parts when first learning to SUP, and I for one have ended up flat out and face down on my deck many times as the white water hits. The clip explains there are three ways of getting your SUP out the back, although not all of them will work in big Surf.
You can lay down and paddle the SUP like a surfboard with your paddle tucked beneath you, and as the wave approaches use brute strength to throw the board over the whitewater as you duck beneath, but this will be an energy sapper and not recommended for large waves. Secondly you can paddle out in the kneeling position and lean back to force the nose over the foam, and the third option is to grit your teeth, adopt a foot forward stance and dig in whilst standing up.
The video demonstrates the standing option clearly and Jimmy offers some very insightful tips and you will find yourself out the back of the lineup in no time. Enjoy the clip below and let us know how you manage to get through breaking waves on your SUP and what sort of size you feel comfortable battling through?