Falling off/getting back on SUP

January 27, 2018

Falling off/getting back on SUP

Even you do your best to stay balanced on your paddle board, you will fall into the water especially if you are beginner of SUP. Remember Even the  experienced paddlers will fall off for some reasons(But you can try NXBOARD 2018 TREE2C 12' board, which is very stable). So, if you’re feeling wobbly, don’t worry about it and remember, SUP is a water sport, so it’s OK to get wet.

When you’re about to fall off your paddle board, make sure you:
  1. Fall away from the board: Your instinct might be to try and grab your board as you fall, but landing on your board hurts and can result in an injury especially for epoxy or carbon board, it is very hard board. If you get too wobbly and know you’re going overboard, commit to falling off and aim yourself to the side, off the front or off the back.
  2. Fall flat: Falling flat on the water, either with a belly flop or back flop, will help keep your body shallow so you’re less likely to hit anything lurking below the surface.
  3. Hang onto your paddle: If you can, hang onto your paddle while falling. But, if you have to choose between board and paddle. It is definitely board. You can catch the paddle after you get on the board.

How to Get Back on a SUP

After you’ve taken a swim and you’re ready to get back on:
  1. Grab the carry handle: Position yourself next to your board and near the center. Grab the handle with one handle and pull yourself up until you can reach the opposite rail with your other hand.
  2. Kick: Let your legs float up to the surface behind you, then kick your legs while pulling on the handle and rail to slide yourself onto the board.