When it comes to standup paddling, the most important thing to learn is, well, standing up! Of course, not all boards are made the same and some SUPs may be easier to hop up on than others. And while there’s plenty of beginner tips for standing on big ol’ touring boards, you’ll have a tougher time finding hints for popping up on smaller or mid-range SUP surfboards.

Recently, we uncovered this helpful tutorial that seems to fill that void. The folks at Blue Zone SUP meticulously went through the entire process of standing up on a smaller SUP and broke it down frame-by-frame. It’s a perfect tutorial for those looking to drop down in board size or simply brush up on their skills.

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