I had to be at SUP Diego at 11:30 to check in and get the board on my car. Driving with one of these on my car was an experience itself. Definitely nerve racking to have a board creak and flop in the wind as you drive! Some how I managed to make it to our location around Tecolote shores without the board flying off. We unloaded and hit the shore for a little instruction before hopping on.
Paddling is much like a canoe only your standing. Paddle close to the board to go straight and wide to turn. Left side paddling turns you right and vice versa. Holding the handle at the top of the paddle gives you more power because you use your arms. The boards are very buoyant so it is just a matter of balancing while paddling.
As you can see from the picture below I started off on my knees until I learned to paddle with out turning my body. Turning the body turns the board.
It was a two hour excursion and I paddled for a little over an hour. I won't bore you with the pictures of the super small island I paddled around. Sore the next day from some newly found muscles but well worth it. I love the water so this is a perfect fitness fit for me. I will be on the board again soon adding another joyous adventure to this wonderful life!
Anyone else had a paddle board experience? or some other fitness fun activity? Please share.