5 Beginner Paddle Boarding Mistakes
5 Beginner Paddle Boarding Mistakes Everybody Made…But Easy to Avoid …
Stop these five rookie boarding mistakes.
These are five common mistakes made by many when paddleboarding begins.
Avoiding such errors will get you on the right foot and even save your life in some situations.
As I did, you don’t have to learn the hard way. Learn from my mistakes, and do it as soon as possible.
Rent boards start (often)
You’ll start to understand what sort of paddling you want after you get comfortable on a paddle.
What kind of paddling do you like?
The most popular form of the board is All-around. That’s not about buying one.
Understand what kind of paddling you want. And only by renting a board and getting onto the water can you find out?
A broad board for beginners is more comfortable.
The boards wider are more robust. You probably don’t need a giant board if you are young and athletic. If the balance is an issue, it goes far.
Don’t buy a board cheap …. But don’t believe either the most costly board.
You are turned off to paddleboarding by a cheap surface. Cheap boards do not fit well and are unsustainable.
On the other hand, I wouldn’t buy a pricey one for my first paddleboard, either. The more you paddle, the more you appreciate your paddle boarder needs.
And if you want to paddle your first board, it’s not your last one.
- Keep the wrong paddle.
The proper way to keep a paddle is by turning the blade away. It will seem counter-intuitive at first, but you will understand why it works once you start paddling.
First-timers make this error almost always.
When you paddle on the right foot, the left hand would be a few feet down above the t-handle.
Now switch hands to the left side of the paddle. When you paddle on the left, your right hand is on the top.
- Choppy Water Learning
If you start boarding the paddle, go out if the water is smooth.
As a novice, you want to paddle as soon as possible. If you try to maintain equilibrium, you can not concentrate on learning.
You can not concentrate on learning the right technologies if you can not maintain your balance.
You are disappointed in choppy waters, and can turn you off to always paddle boarding. So wait and go for the quiet flat day.
- Do not wear a knee leash.
Still wear a leash sheet. You are bound to your board by your ankle leash. When you slip and fall as a beginner, the board moves away from you quickly. And it also travels away from you much faster and further than you can imagine.
Your leash is probably your most critical piece of safety equipment.
It would help if you swam for your board without a leash. See how risky is that? Your leash board is your most critical piece of safety equipment. Wear one still.
- The Storm Paddling
Next, don’t go out if it’s windy. Paddling is only for advanced paddlers in windy weather. And it doesn’t like even advanced paddlers.
Your body behaves on a paddleboard like a boat. The wind will lead you quickly to the sea.
Wind paddling is challenging and sometimes impossible.
The body behaves like a sail when the board. The wind will carry you faster than you can imagine into the sea.
It is difficult and sometimes impossible to paddle in the storm. Perhaps you can’t swim back to the shore with the battery.
When you go out, always paddle in the wind. You’ll have the wind at your back on your way back.