Stand Up Paddleboarding: A Beginner’s Guide
2XS’ very own, Simon Bassett, has written a book on Learn to SUP! Simon who is a very experienced windsurf and SUP instructor and SUP Trainer has drawn on his technical knowledge of the sport and written a “how to guide” for anyone who would like to know the basics of stand up paddleboarding.
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport worldwide. The comparatively low cost, the convenience of inflatable boards and the fact that you can just get on and go all add up to its appeal.
But, as with everything, a little bit of knowledge and technique makes the experience so much more enjoyable! That is where this book – the first UK how-to book on SUP – comes in.
It provides a perfect introduction to the sport: how to paddleboard, what kit to use and where to go. The book guides you through launching, the correct stance, paddling in a straight line, the different types of turns and landing. It shows you how to choose your board and paddle, inflate and deflate an inflatable board, and talks about where to ride as well as weather, safety, maintenance and repair of your equipment. It covers the main types of paddleboarding: touring, racing, surfing and yoga / fitness.
All aspects are heavily illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams making it easy to understand and clear to follow.