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Learning how to paddle board is an incredibly enjoyable activity, and once you master the basics, you’ll be able to enjoy the water in new ways. Here are some tips to help you get started: Be Comfortable Swimming Before you get on the board, make sure you are comfortable in the water and able to swim. As a new paddle boarder, you may likely end up in the water at some point so make sure you’re comfortable with swimming around. Learn to Paddle Board From Your Knees It is generally easier to learn how to paddle board from your knees. Make sure your feet are spread wide with your toes pointed out, and you have a good grip on the paddle. You’ll have more stability when kneeling than if you try to stand up right away. Maintain A Good Stance…Read More
Do you love the water? Do you enjoy getting out and being active? If so, paddle boarding may be the perfect sport for you! Paddle boarding is a great way to get exercise while enjoying the beautiful scenery of lakes, rivers, and oceans. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of paddle boarding and why it’s such a popular activity. We will also provide tips on how to get started if you are interested in giving it a try. What Is Paddle Boarding? Paddle boarding is a great way to get out on the water and enjoy a little exercise. All you need is a board and a paddle, and you’re good to go. If you are brand new, check out our complete paddleboarding for beginners guide. There are two main types of paddle boards: inflatable and rigid.…Read More
Paddle boarding can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite challenging for beginners. If you’re new to paddle boarding, your legs are probably going to be quite shaky the first time you try it. Don’t worry – this is completely normal! In this blog post, we will discuss some tips that will help you make it through your first time paddle boarding without falling into the water! Why You May Feel A Little Shaky At First Most of the time spent on our feet is on solid ground. This means that our muscles are used to stabilize us on land. When you get on a paddleboard, however, your feet are no longer on solid ground – they’re on an unstable surface that may even include waves working against you. This can cause your legs to feel…Read More
Paddle boards are an inexpensive, fun way to explore the lake. They look like surfboards, but more relaxing and potentially easier to get the hang of. However, if you’re not exactly the most coordinated or balanced person, you may realize it’s not as easy as it looks. Some of us spend our first few sessions kneeling on the stand-up paddle board because it feels too unstable to stand up. There’s no shame in kneeling for a while, we were all paddle board beginners at one point, and everyone has to start somewhere. This may cause you to ask, are some paddle boards more stable than others? Does the length of the paddle board play a role in its stability? Are longer paddle boards more stable? The answer is a little complicated because length is only one factor. Follow along as…Read More
Are you planning a trip to Lake Coeur d’Alene soon? If so, you’ve chosen a great location. There are plenty of things to do in this lake town, from shopping and restaurants to boating and water activities. One activity that is popular here is paddle boarding. This water sport is perfect for the lake because you can take in stunning views of crystal blue waters, all within minutes of downtown! If you’d like to join in on the fun, here are some places you and the family can paddle board on Lake Coeur d’Alene: Along The Beaches The best part of downtown Coeur d’Alene is the abundance of public beaches. No matter where you are, you’re within minutes of the water! Paddle Board Downtown The best beach to enjoy for paddle boarding is right next to the Coeur d’Alene Resort.…Read More
If you’re like me, you love spending time outdoors on the water. Whether it’s kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boarding, there’s just something about being out on the open water that is so relaxing and therapeutic. But if you want to be able to enjoy your time on the water for years to come, it’s important to exercise good stand up paddle board maintenance habits. In this blog post, we will discuss how to clean and maintain your paddle board so that it stays in good condition for seasons to come! Rinse Your Paddle Board You may think that since the paddle board just came out of the water, it doesn’t need to be rinsed off. However, this isn’t the case! When you’re done paddling, rinse your paddle board with fresh water to remove any residue or dirt that may be…Read More
Choosing the best paddle board for all types of SUP While those paddle boarding on Lake Coeur d’Alene may only think of one type of SUP — paddling leisurely around a flat lake — there are actually many different types of stand up paddle boarding. From catching some waves on the ocean to trekking down a river, there are plenty of ways to use a paddle board, which means the sport offers something for everyone. If you’re ready to rent a paddle board or purchase one for yourself, you’ll have some choices. The best paddle board for beginners is different from the best paddle board for advanced excursions. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a stand up paddle board: Shape of the board: Stand up paddle boards come in many different sizes and shapes. The shape of the…Read More