One of the first things you can do as a beginner paddleboarder to improve your on water technique is work on your paddling technique. A common mistake is not using your core muscles when you paddle, instead you are likely to be using your arm muscles which will limit the power of your paddle stroke. Not engaging your core will mean you will likely struggle to paddle into wind, cross wind or paddle into waves – so its a really good beginner technique to learn to really improve your fun on the water!
In this video we look at how to work on engaging your core during your paddle stroke by learning the movements and motions needed via some simple exercises. These exercises can be practices at home OR on the water allowing you to build up the muscle memory you will need.
A good powerful paddle stroke will help you enjoy your SUPing even more, so if you are a beginner paddler, give this a go.