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Stand-Up Paddling » Skills & Tips

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12 Reasons To Start Paddling

A reprint from Canoe & Kayak Magazine on the many reasons for getting on the water.

Skills & Tips

A Paddler's Dictionary

A reprint from Canoe & Kayak Magazine on many boating terms.

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Balancing Game: Yoga Therapy

River runner and yoga teacher Andria Davis explores the mind-body connection and how it can help us recover from injuries.

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Dry Bag Closure Instructions

Learn how to properly close and seal a dry bag with this handy visual step-by-step guide. The trick? Fold, don't roll.

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Educate Yourself and Trust Your Judgment

Build your confidence by increasing your boating skills.

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Four Golden Rules of Stand Up Paddling

Watch to learn the four Golden Rules of SUP: good paddle technique, proper body position, use of core muscles and efficient SUP board propulsion.

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Get on Your SUP Board

This video shows the simple steps for getting on, standing comfortably and moving around on the your SUP board so you can get out there and start having fun.

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Help Prevent the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Species

How to prevent the spread of harmful organisms in our waterways.

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How to Do the SUP Forward Stroke

In this short instructional video we show you how to do the SUP forward paddle stroke to help you move ahead more quickly, more efficiently and more smoothly.

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How to Do the SUP Pivot Turn

Mastering the SUP pivot turn allows you to swiftly change a SUP boards direction, whether youre still or moving.

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How to Do the SUP Sweep Stroke

This video demonstrates proper paddle plant and body rotation to turn efficiently while keeping your balance and forward momentum while SUP sweep stroking.

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How to Fold a SUP board

In this Quick Tips video, we show you the best way to fold your SUP board for transport and storage.

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How to Identify Your Boat

Here's how to identify your boat's Hull Identification Number (HIN), or "boat serial number" / "boat ID number".

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How to Inflate Your Inflatable SUP Board

Learn how to inflate your NRS inflatable SUP and operate the valve and pressure gauge to ensure the board reaches, but does not exceed, optimal pressure.

Maintenance & Repair, Skills & Tips

How to Install D-Rings and Footcups

NRS Repairs shows you the best ways to install D-rings and footcups and permanently glue them to Hypalon-, PVC- and urethane-coated materials

Maintenance & Repair, Skills & Tips

How to Install SUP Fins

Installing the fins on your stand up paddleboard is quick and easy. Just follow these simple instructions.

Maintenance & Repair, Skills & Tips

How to Launch Your SUP Board in the Surf Zone

Surfing your board in ocean waves is great fun. This video gives you the basic pointers for paddling out through the incoming waves.

Skills & Tips, Safety

How to Safely Fall Off a SUP Board

This video shows the best way to safely fall off your SUP, techniques for climbing back on, how to rescue your paddle and stand back up on the SUP board.

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How to Transport an Inflatable SUP Board

Follow these simple suggestions to ensure that your inflatable SUP board safely makes it where you're going.

Maintenance & Repair, Skills & Tips

Keeping in Shape for Paddling

Getting in shape and keeping in shape for paddling will help you become a better boater, have more fun, and prevent activity-ending injury.

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Keeping Your SUP Board Going Straight

When paddling for fitness and cruising on flatwater, you’ll want to spend a lot of time going in a straight line.

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Moving Around and Balancing on Your SUP Board

How and where you stand on the SUP board makes a real difference in your paddling efficiency.

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Overcoming Fear - New Boaters

Suggestions for overcoming the fear produced by a scary swim.

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Preventing Shoulder Injuries

Some helpful tips on preventing boater shoulder injuries.

Skills & Tips, Safety

Restorative Yoga for Boaters

Not all exercise routines make you more tired. You can reduce fatigue from paddling and the daily grind with these yoga techniques from Andria Davis.

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Rules to Follow for SUP Surfing

The experts make riding ocean waves look easy. This video gives you four golden rules to help you get started on the right learning curve for SUP surfing.

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Stretching Exercises for Paddlers

Stretching is essential for preventing muscle strain as well as healing injuries.

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SUP Board Bracing Techniques

How you handle your paddle when you lose your balance on your SUP makes the difference between staying upright and going for a swim.

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SUP Safety

Standup paddle boarding is really a very safe sport, but since you're out on the water, there are a few things you need to do to keep it that way.

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SUP Surf Techniques and Etiquette with Nikki Gregg

NRS athlete Nikki Gregg shares the skills and insider knowledge you need to safely and successfully ride waves in the surf.

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SUP Workout

SUP instructor Nikki Gregg gives you four easy-to-learn exercises you can add to your SUP workout to help make you a stronger and healthier paddler.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Whitewater SUP

In the image-obsessed world of action sports, whitewater SUP has reached its most awkward teenage years, complete with pimples and unknown potential.

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Using Yoga to Strengthen Your Hips for Kayaking

River runner and yoga instructor Andria Davis shows you some yoga techniques to help improve flexibility and strengthen your hips for paddling.

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Yoga for Boaters' Back Pain

Core strength is a paddler's key to relief from back pain. Andria Davis shows you how to use yoga to strengthen your body's core to help prevent back pain.

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Yoga for Boaters' Shoulder Pain

Don't let shoulder problems keep you from boating. With good technique and some guidance from Andria Davis, yoga can help you reduce pain and prevent injuries.

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Yoga for Off-Season Paddling Fitness

Cold or dry times can be a bummer for paddlers. But as author Andria Davis reminds us, the off-season gives you an opportunity to rejuvenate your body and mind.

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