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Stand up Paddling Stroke Tips from Tommy Buday

SIC Athlete and 3x Olympian Tommy Buday knows everything about paddling sports. He is a true waterman and often shares his knowledge with water sports enthusiasts. In the clip below, he explains the proper paddling technique for SUP newcomers.

Set up, Catch, Pull, Exit and Recovery are the five steps of a well put together technique. And using proper paddling technique will ensure you have a long and happy paddling career by avoiding overtaxing your joints and muscle groups to efficiently leverage your entire body as you propel yourself over the water.

Before venturing out on your board, practice your stance on land to develop the appropriate amount of bend in your hips and knees as well as foot position. Dry land practice is also a good time to become accustomed to the appropriate hand position on your paddle.