Although Stand Up Paddleboarding is a relatively simple sport to learn, when you are first starting out it is sometimes difficult to find the right paddling position, which can lead to backache and poor performance. For those struggling with their paddling posture or are new to the sport, an instructional video from PONTUS NY offers a simple guide to finding the correct SUP paddling stance and how to use your core as an effective part of your paddle stroke.
With the aid of some nifty sketches, the clip demonstrates both the right and wrong way to paddle and explains how you should avoid bending the spine, causing a snakelike movement, and should instead search for a stable, relaxed and neutral posture. By perfecting this technique, you ensure that you are putting all of your core energy into the stroke and in turn will find your paddling requires a lot less effort.
The video tutorial can be viewed below and you can follow PONTUS NY’s Youtube channel here. Let us know if you found the clip helpful and remember – Do not bend and move like a snake (unless you are a snake, or training to become one)!