Use a rope
This is true for all stand-up rowers, but the sooner you realize the importance of a rope in any situation, the safer you and others will be when pedaling.
Choose the right team
Usually it’s ideal to begin with a thick, wide SUP that’s simple to balance in shallow, choppy water. You may equally opt for the SUP tour, which is suitable for beginners and best for experienced rowers who like to sail faster and further.
Make sure your paddle is the right one
We all do it because at this point it feels good. You want the paddle to collect water as you try to balance and row without falling into it.
Take your SUP board and put it in the water
Either from a car or from a beach hut, you must take your board with you. To help you use the handle, the one in the center of the board is the most rigid and inflatable. So you can carry the SUP under your arm like a surfboard. Is the wind a problem? Bring your board there.
Rowing with the core
that is, do not use your arms. It may seem a bit strange at first, but it’s best to pedal with your core. This is the strongest muscle in your body and provides the most effective force for your rowing strokes.
Check the direction of wind
When you are standing on your SUP board, your body tends to act more like a sail, which means that strong winds are likely to guide you & your board in all directions. This causes it more difficult for you to paddle & move where you wish to go, especially if you are a beginner.
Dominate your SUP board with your knees
Take advantage of the kneeling position on your board to control your balance. Place the paddle perpendicular to the board in front of you to stabilize it. Do you feel confident in their support? Then grab the paddle and start paddling with your knees.