How To Prepare For Your First Paddle Boarding Session

How to plan your first paddle boarding session?

So you’ve got your sheet, you know what to do and you’re set. But confirm that you are well trained and have everything you need before leaving for your first paddle boarding adventure. If you are well trained, you can relax and enjoy your day. 

Many people want to employ a SUP while they still research, and if you want it, remember to book your board and slot so that you know you can enjoy yourself on your way. You still need to be prepared for your first proper exit if you plan to employ a SUP. 

Master of the basics

You should also make sure you learn the fundamentals before you think about going on a ride on your SUP.

You can balance, fall and return to the paddle board, and paddle in a straight line before going anywhere. As a novice, you will fall off even more often and if you have mastered the right methods somewhere softly, you are less likely to harm yourself, and you will find it easier to get back on the board as well.

Find a peaceful piece of water near home and spend some time ensuring you have the basics right.

  • All paddle boards are about balance and there is no point in attempting to master this on dry land. You have to practise this first on the bath, or you have the slightest ripple in it. It’s a good idea to start with a balance in calm waters and then switch to a more busy place.
  • You must return after you have fallen off and if you haven’t mastered the art of doing this, your paddle board will always travel away from you. Of course, you can do this when you fall off, just make sure that you’re confident how to get on.
  • It is not possible to stand as the SUP moves. You need to be able to maintain your balance while you paddle – and you need it before you launch your first ride.

You don’t just want to paddle around in circles, so take the time to get your strokes and place correct before you go. When you go on your first trip, there undoubtedly will be other people on the lake, but you can also prevent and prevent injuries by learning the art of paddling.

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Review the conditions

One thing you need to get used to before you go to paddle wherever you go is to check the weather. You can download weather apps that you can review while you are out, and if things are changing, they can be extremely helpful.

There are many reasons to monitor the weather before you leave.

  1. Obviously you don’t want your first paddle boarding out in stormy weather, so pick a day fine with minimum wind for your own protection. These conditions will also lead to your trust in the water. You will not enjoy your day if the circumstances are too high for you, and you might find yourself in trouble.
  2. The conditions of the atmosphere can also impact what you wear. If it’s a nice sunny day, you can choose to wear swimming or shorts, but when it’s colder, you will need a moist suit more often to keep you comfortable. Also note, as a newbie, you’ll spend a little time in the pool to see how cold it is to dress properly.
  3. Regardless of the weather you will have to shield yourself from the effects of the sun, so you have to take better sun protection with you on a sunny day.
  4. It also gives you the chance to adjust where you’re going if the weather isn’t going to be as great as you originally expected when you check before you go.

Know your limits

It’s tempting to jump headlong into something when you begin, but if you do that with paddle boarding you will spend more time in the water than you’ll spend on your board.

Your first trip should be close to home so you know the local waters and feel relaxed in a place you know. It should also be a place someone else knows, and when you go, you should tell them.

Do not attempt to shoot the rapids or hard waves for your first paddle boarding adventure. Somewhere reasonably quiet and calmer weather is the best thing to find. Some people will be on the water, but if you try to do so quickly, you will soon find yourself losing their excitement instead of gaining confidence.

You’re going to fall off as a novice. Everyone has put their backs when they start, so don’t be disheartened when you swim after board. Falling off will allow you to navigate your SUP across the water while you learn to balance properly. The more you do it, the better it gets.

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Take your health level into account too. If you haven’t exercised for a while, on your first trip you won’t be able to handle a big paddle. If you know your fitness limits and understand that you’ve got a great deal to do, you can just enjoy your first trip by bringing everything you’ve learned together. Sitting on your board and relaxing will give you a feeling of accomplishment on your first ride.

Take the right gear

Don’t forget your paddle board and paddle unless you intend to employ one. You may take many accessories, but the most important are:

  • A lightweight life jacket or flotation devices. You can spend a good deal of time in the water on your first trip, so make sure you are confident. It is also a safe idea to take a whistle and waterproof light for problems.
  • Be sure that you intend to use a leash and make sure it is securely secured to the board. Some paddlers don’t want to use one, but beginners find it very useful because if you fall off you are less likely to lose the board.
  • Sun security should always be taken into consideration under all environmental conditions. Sun screen, sunglasses and a hat are suggested on a SUP.
  • Even if you have to stay hydrated on the pool, you always have to drink with you. Alcohol just dehydrates you more and can not regulate the SUP so that you take with you soda, juice or drink.
  • For a successful paddle boarding trip, right clothes are important. The clothes you are taking need to be moist, so the right combination would not be jeans, trainers and a t-shirt. The best thing to wear is a wet suit, swimsuit, or board shorts and deck shoes or flippers are the best alternative when you have done paddling.
  • Some people like to wear a clock or take pictures, so make sure that your camera and watch are waterproof if you intend to do that.
  • A waterproof bag is an outstanding piece of equipment. You can purchase certain things to stick to the SUP or wear them all over your shoulders and keep your phone, maps, valuables and everything else nice and dry.
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You can also plan this the day before you go, so on your day of the trip there’s no hurry. These bags are available in various sizes, so that you can find one that contains what you need.

Of course, you will find several other items that are helpful, such as a map or a compass, a carry harness, if you don’t employ a board and paddle holders to keep your paddle attached while you rest on water or transport the SUP. As you advance with sport, you start taking more things with you, but don’t try too much on your early outings. Stick to the basics so you’re not bothered by things you just don’t need.

It will take a few trips for you to feel absolutely secure about your SUP, but as you advance, you may spend more time on the water and go to new places and really enjoy paddling at its best.

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