Go for a float: A beginner's guide to stand-up paddling

Start your 1st Hi or Hello! here. =)

Moderators: Moderator, Giga Staff

  • Go for a float: A beginner's guide to stand-up paddling


    The first time Katie Vincent, 33, stood on a paddleboard, it was for a yoga class. The water at Green Lake in Seattle was frigid and surrounded by a walking path of gawking strangers. Rather than finding any kind of flow, Vincent fell into the water several times while other students were doing headstands.

    Online เล่นสล็อต ฟรี Games This game is very easy to play compared to other online games because you just have to press the spin button and wait for the game to run.

    “I kind of felt like I could never do this,” said Vincent, an ecological gardening coach who uses the pronoun they. “I will never be as good as the other people.”

    Vincent considered the activity a one-off thing. But a few years later, their brother invited them to paddleboard in southern Utah. Soon, they’d mastered the basic skills and began paddling around southwest rivers. In 2020, they went on a four-day trip down the Green River in Colorado switching between a pack raft and paddleboard, and in 2021 they backpacked six miles to an alpine lake at 10,000 feet – and then turned around to do it again, hauling 30-pound inflatable boards.

    “It just like clicked for me,” they said. “I couldn’t get enough of it.”

    Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP, for short) has likely existed for thousands of years. Ancient cultures in South America and Africa stood on small boats with long paddles to travel, fish or go to war. Polynesians surfed waves using paddles. Most historians agree its modern form took shape thanks to Hawaiian surf instructors like Duke Kahanamoku, who in the 1940s would stand on his board to get a better view of his students.
    User avatar
    Registered User
    Registered User
    Posts: 48
    Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2022 5:58 pm
    Location: singapore
    IGN: geemong

Return to Introduce yourself

  • Who is online
  • Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 23 guests