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An Introduction to Proper Stand Up Paddle Board Forward Stroke

May 06, 2022

In this short video we look at how to hold the paddle and I demonstrate a proper forward stroke.

I discuss,

  • proper hand distance on the paddle shaft
  • what to do and not do with your elbows
  • then I demonstrate the stroke

It takes time and practice to master the stroke but once you do you can build on it with advanced techniques that will get you more power. Ideally, more power with less work. As power increases we can paddle longer, in stronger wind and wave conditions, and gain improved stability and confidence on the board.

If you are looking to learn more about Stand Up Paddling or would like help developing your stroke check out my Advanced SUP Lessons and SUP Certifications. Or, come paddle with me and pick up tips along the way.

Hope to see you on the water soon!