Video | Footwork Fundamentals
Any standup paddler worth his stroke knows: it's all about the fundamentals. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a bush league beginner, mastering the basics of paddling is the foundation of a solid skill set. After all, you won't be charging Class II rapids or overhead waves if you don't have near-perfect balance on your board. Much like the karate kid, we must learn to wax on, wax off before we can block a flying high-kick from a quadruple black belt ninja.
This video tutorial from Blue Planet Surf gives us a good lesson on the SUP footwork, the basis of all balance in standup paddling. Take a few minutes to absorb some useful advice and be prepared next time a flying high-kick comes your way.
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