Red Paddle Co ambassador and SUP Instructor Trainer Sam Ross has produced a great series of videos on how to get started with SUP looking at the basics all the way up to advanced paddle boarding techniques and turning.
Sam also runs coaching clinics and paddle board instructor courses, to find out more about him and to book yourself onto a course check out his website here: www.sam-ross.co.uk
When learning how to paddle board it's important to familiarise yourself with your SUP equipment before you hit the water. This video guides paddle board beginners through everything they need to know.
Once launched, the next paddle board technique to master is paddling on your knees. This video guides you through your first few paddle strokes on your knees.
Once you're ready to progress to standing, and finding your balance on your stand up paddle board, you need to learn the basic SUP techniques which form the foundation of everything else to come.
The step back turn is a great way of turning around quickly. In this video, Sam Ross demonstrates the key elements of this manoeuvre and gives you plenty of tips to help you master it.
Sam shows you how using your core muscles will mean you will be able to keep the SUP paddling for longer at higher speeds and more efficiently.
The reverse paddle turn is a great way of turning your paddle board without moving the feet or effecting the trim of the board. There’s no need to change your hands or paddle on to a different side. Watch the video to find out how it's done.
The paddle slap is a paddle board technique that is a form of brace to give extra stability. It is used when moving around the board, in choppy conditions or in the surf. In this video we guide you through the key elements of this SUP technique.
In this video SUP technique expert Sam Ross demonstrates how to improve your paddling, add a little more power to the stroke and increase your speed across the water.