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Types of stand up paddle board leash

WHY WEAR A LEASH? THE LEASH IS THE MOST ESSENTIAL PIECE OF GEAR TO HAVE ON BEFORE WE GET ON THE WATER FOR A STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING (SUP) PADDLE, WHETHER IT’S IN THE OCEANS, OR ON FLAT WATER LAKES AND DAMS.
LEASHES SAVE LIVES! ALWAYS WEAR A LEASH!
1. STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR BOARD
A leash keeps your body connect to the board at all times in any unexpected in any unexpected conditions.

2. YOUR BOARD IS A FLOTATION RAFT
The board serves as a life raft in an emergency. The leash helps you to pull the board back to you and get back on easily.

3. AVOID INJURING OTHER SURFERS
Without a leash, you could easily lose control of your board in the surf – potentially harming others in the water like other surfers or bathers.
Note: There are many types of leashes especially designed for each SUP discipline. For example, a lightweight bungee leash for recreational SUP, heavy duty surf leash, coil race leash and river leash with a waist harness. Learn more about the different leash types here.

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Paddling the Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride

Early in June, I went for a morning paddle on our Red Paddle Co Ride 10’6″. A great all round inflatable stand up board.

Watch as I paddle in the bay, enjoy the peace and quiet, catch a wave, and knock the GoPro off it’s mount!

For more about the Red Paddle Co boards, head on over to Green Water Sports. They are the leading inflatable stand up paddle board retailer in the USA.

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Caribbean News Paddle Boarding SUP Surfing

Which way do you hold a SUP paddle?

Do you know? I didn’t the first time I tried!  But if you are thinking about stand up paddle boarding this summer for the first time, if you only know one thing, know this: The right way for a SUP paddle to be used!

Everyone does it, I’ve done it, it’s a rite of passage to SUPing heaven. What is it? Well, it’s paddling with the paddle the wrong way around!

On first look it feels right and when you start on your knees it feels right, but once you’re making progress and standing it feels oh so wrong and to the trained eye, looks oh so funny! Read the guide by Green Water Sports about how to hold a SUP paddle correctly and be prepared.