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How to paddle straight on my stand up paddle board

Have you ever zig and zagged your stand up paddleboard down the river thinking there has got to be a better way? Paddling a SUP board straight includes many factors, including: board shape, water conditions, paddle length, your height, paddle blade shape, just to name a few. However, it is paddling technique that is the biggest factor. Beau Nixon from SUPboarder talks us through a few technique tips for straighter paddling.

Stand Up Paddling in a straight line not only improves your efficiency on the paddle board, but it also helps you to gain confidence so you can better understand the conditions around you and improve your overall paddling technique. Paddling in a straight line is also referred to as tracking, so we may mention this throughout. Now there are a number of reasons why we can’t paddle straight, so let’s get into it.

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