Dave Kalama explains how to turn around on a paddle board:
This paddle board video is one of a serie about learning stand up paddle boarding. It introduces Dave Kalama, one of the biggest surfer and stand up paddle boarder in the world. Dave is Laird Hamilton‘s friend, and they both (re)discovered stand up paddle.
The goal of this video is to learn how turn around on a stand up paddle board. This is not really hard, but it requires some balance: as you move to the back of a board (windsurf or stand up paddle), the balance decreases, and you need to help you with the paddle. The movement needs to be fast. So you need to help you with the paddle. This paddle gives you a third point of balance with your two feets. This movement is very important because where you are front of a wave ( small or big) , you will need to turn around quickly to have a chance to catch the wave. So the best way to understand this is to train you on flatwater, like Dave. Find a shallow and flatwater place. Why? Because you will fall down a lot and it is easier to get back on the board when it is shallow.
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