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Stand Up Paddleboarding

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 21, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Does anybody do it? It seems like the perfect Paleo exercise (slow, whole body, Sisson-endorsed). What's it like? How difficult? Would you recommend it to somebody with no experience?

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on August 22, 2012
at 01:28 AM

Thanks for the encouragement!

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on August 22, 2012
at 01:26 AM

Cool. Was sort of thinking what you said. Thanks!

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on August 22, 2012
at 02:23 AM

Please don't do it in the surf zone! It can be as easy or as difficult as you want based on how big or how small of a board you get. In my opinion lessons are a waste of hard earned money, overpriced. I'm far from an expert on it or anything but its all really common sense and you can easily read tips/tricks online. I'd borrow a friends or find one used. Functionally a used one will be close to the same as a new one, most of them are epoxy. Biggest thing to watch out for is, as someone else mentioned, the current. A lot of people have to get towed back home on Jet Ski. A day with very little wind is best, smaller the ripples in the water the better.

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on August 21, 2012
at 09:51 PM

Doing it on any moving water definitely takes some skill, but it's very leisurely and easy on flat water. I highly recommend you rent one and check it out!

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on August 22, 2012
at 01:28 AM

Thanks for the encouragement!

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on August 21, 2012
at 09:32 PM

Easy, schmeezy...even my 70 year old mother in law can do it...on the lake.

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on August 21, 2012
at 07:01 PM

So this is coming from a complete n00b.

at the beach this summer I wanted to try it out. I signed up for a class ($75 for one hour training, then keep the board for the four more hours). It was harder than I expected to stand on the board (it's HUGE). Once I got up I found that forward movement helps to stabilize you. My problem was that I started with the current, coming back was a WORKOUT.

Definitely recommend. Was not that difficult. The next day my lower-outer back (like the back of my obliques) was SORE.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on August 22, 2012
at 01:26 AM

Cool. Was sort of thinking what you said. Thanks!

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