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Paddle Boarding in Maui

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So the hottest craze in Hawaii is stand up paddle boarding. We’ve been hearing a lot about it in recent years and have been intrigued by the endurance races that we’ve heard about throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Our lesson consisted of a quick introduction to the boards, instruction on popping up from a kneeling position and going over a few strokes.

Tips for Stand Up Paddling Boarding

  • To turn to the right, you paddle on the left hand side of the board and to turn to the left, you paddle on the right.
  • If you want to turn quickly, you drag your paddle and then do two quick back paddles on the same side that you want to turn towards.
  • Keep your knees slightly bent for balance
  • Don’t lean too far forward or too far back or too far on either side for that matter. Stay centred on the board.
  • Be sure to engage your stomach muscles to stay upright
  • Look straight ahead not at the board
  • If you do fall, hold on to your paddle
  • Have a great time!

Read more on The Planet D Blog.

Written by  Dave and Deb.

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