Stand Up Paddleboarding: A Beginner's Guide

Learn to SUP

Simon Bassett

The first UK how-to book on Stand Up Paddleboarding: a perfect introduction. It shows you how to SUP: launching, the correct stance, paddling, turning and landing. It advises you how to choose your equipment and look after it. It talks about weather and safety issues and the main types of SUP: touring, racing, surfing and yoga / fitness.
Date Published :
November 2019
Publisher :
Fernhurst Books
Series :
Beginner's Guides
Illustration :
157 color photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
ISBN : 9781912177974
Pages : 48
Dimensions : 9.45 X 6.69 inches
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Stand Up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing watersport worldwide. The comparatively low cost, the convenience of inflatable boards and the fact that you can just get on and go all add up to its appeal. But, as with everything, a little bit of knowledge and technique makes the experience so much more enjoyable! That is where this book – the first UK how-to book on paddleboarding – comes in.

It provides a perfect introduction to the sport: how to paddleboard, what kit to use and where to go. The book guides you through launching, the correct stance, paddling in a straight line, the different types of turns and landing. It shows you how to choose your board and paddle, inflate and deflate an inflatable board, and talks about where to ride as well as weather, safety, maintenance and repair of your equipment. It covers the main types of paddleboarding: touring, racing, surfing and yoga / fitness. All aspects are heavily illustrated with color photographs making it easy to understand and clear to follow.

About The Author

Simon Bassett started stand up paddleboarding in 2006 when there were less than 10 paddleboarders in the UK. In 2007 he set up the British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA), starting to develop the BSUPA teaching scheme and national SUP contests the following year.


Introduction; Board, Paddle, Leash; Paddle Gear; Launch, Prone, Kneel, Stand, Paddle; Stance, Fall Safely, Recovery Stroke; Short Paddle Stroke; Turning; Landing & Loading A Board On A Roof Rack; Choosing A Board & Paddle; Inflating & Deflating A Board; Where To Ride; Weather & Safety; Touring; Racing; SUP Surfing; Fitness; Holidays; Maintenance & Repair; Further Reading.

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