Graison 3 Tree DW March 2014 from Art Aquino on Vimeo.

Downwinding At Age 10

Downwinding may be the most intimidating of the SUP disciplines. Rough conditions, big boards, hard paddling, strange currents and long miles make for a long learning curve that keeps many potential downwind acolytes off the water.

But none of those things stopped Graison Poledna, age 10, from getting out there with Seattle-area downwind guru Art Aquino to catch a few chilly bumps in 25 mph-plus winds. Now there is no excuse. Find an experienced paddler to show you the ropes and get out there for your first downwinder! If you’ve already got the bug this will get you on the water just the same.

Learn more about downwind paddling here.