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Readers Video Breakdown ‘SUP Surfing Fundamentals’

In this Readers Video Breakdown, we take a look at some of the SUP surfing fundamentals that we all should be doing every time we catch a wave. This video focusses on the basic fundamentals of SUP surfing for beginner to intermediate paddlers. We highlight feet placement on the board and why moving your back […]

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JV
JV
7 months ago

Thanks a lot for the feedback, I really appreciate it! Your insight and advice will help next time I have the opportunity to go for waves. I just wished it would come sooner: next surfing session should be end of April (yep, hard to live far from the sea) Shorten the paddle and faster cadence should be an easy one to try. Keeping my front foot centered is definitely on top of my list. (begin the wave with a more definite surf stance) Switching the paddle when backside, got to try… Got to lean on it more too. Better reading… Read more »

Brian Rasmussen
Brian Rasmussen
7 months ago

Great breakdown video. Thanks to Beau for exellent break Down of all the details that malkes the difference and to JV for sharing what real life sup surf looks like for us midaged men/women who haven’t surfed all life ;o) I hope I will reach that level soon…
Beau: a comment on JV’s choice of board (and fin setup?) – does it fit JV in your opinion?

JV
JV
6 months ago

Hi Brian, My feeling is that the board is great to begin with. As I have it in “windsup” version, I use it for windsup and wingsup too. I also happen to paddle on the Seine. I only have one composite board. I don t consider that the board is or has been slowing me down. On the contrary it helped me in allowing me to go in different conditions (from knee high to a bit higher than my self weaker waves) on top of using it for more than supsurfing. Being midaged, non athletic and having never been on… Read more »

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Thomas Andersen
Thomas Andersen
6 months ago

very usefull video breakdown, thank you 🙂

Reuben Ellis
Admin
6 months ago

Good stuff.

Pedromneves
Pedromneves
5 months ago

Great Tips Beau! They will help me and many other Sup Boarders improve their surfing anda have even more fun!
Thank you for you reviews and articles.
Have a Great 2022!!!

Scott Krause
Scott Krause
3 months ago

Fantastic Video! You mentioned that JV would get more rail engagement by moving his back foot to the inside rail. This is something that I have been strugling with. Once I’ve hopped back and put my rear foot over the fins, it feels “frozen” and I have trouble moving it to the side. Can you recomend any dry land or flatwater exercises to practice this skill?

Matt Atkinson
Matt Atkinson
2 months ago

Really useful video, same board and similar circumstances (but more proficient in JVs case) ,Thanks to JV & Beau for the breakdown and helpful tips

JV
JV
1 month ago

Just got another occasion to go sup surfing.
I got myself a new board (160L starboard 9’2 x 32 wedge)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yfPuTLW1FI
I did shorten the paddle height, tried to switch when backside.
I had more trouble with my moving front foot though, not mentioning wave selection or placement.
“Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still”

JV
JV
1 month ago

Thanks Beau, I did shorten the paddle! and tried to switch the paddle when backside.
It still is difficult too keep my front foot centered, and to read the waves…
The new board may help too (Starboard wedge 9’2 160L)

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