How to paddle straight on my stand up paddle board

Have you zigged and zagged your stand up paddle board all over the lake thinking there has got to be a better way to get somewhere? Well, paddling straight involves many factors: board shape, water conditions, paddle length, your height, paddle blade shape, just to name a few. However, it is your paddling technique that is by far the biggest factor in going straight. Beau Nixon from SUPboarder talks us through a few technique tips for straighter paddling.

Paddling in a straight line not only improves your efficiency on the paddleboard, but it also helps you to gain confidence so you can better understand the conditions around you and improve your overall paddling technique. Paddling in a straight line is also referred to as tracking, so we may mention this throughout. Now there are a number of reasons why we can’t paddle straight, so let’s get into it.

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