STAND UP PADDLE

Lesson about SUP in Porto Pollo Stand Up Paddle

Discipline that is an offshoot of Surf, practiced rowing with an specific paddle. SUP, short for Stand Up Paddle, is an easy to approach sport and if practiced with the correct posture helps coordination and balance working with almost all the body muscles. After you acquire the basics for a correct position, SUP can also be practiced on the waves, where training becomes more intense and the paddle is the key tool of successful surfed. Fh-Academy provides everyone that wishes to approach this sport, the opportunity to learn the basics and the right technique of rowing with an instructor.

But SUP is not only sport, it gives the opportunity to admire the wonderful seabed of the Porto Pollo bay, to reach the most silent and hidden coves of the Isola dei Gabbiani and enjoy relaxation and tranquility that only the Sardinia sea offers.


The technique for practicing SUP is not at all difficult to implement, and by attending our course you will learn to ward off the risks of making some serious mistakes and thus negatively affect the practice of this sport. Despite the importance of the board, useful to keep the athlete afloat, the real protagonist is the paddle. A means of maintaining balance, changing direction, moving forward and backward.

So the used tools are two: a large board, much bigger than the surf board, and a paddle. The materials most used for the construction of the oar are aluminum, fiberglass and carbon fiber. While the paddle made exclusively of carbon is characterized by one end with a blade inclined about 30 °. This measure is used for a greater thrust, higher than that of a normal oar.

In order to practice SUP, balance and coordination are necessary, it is not necessary to be transported by the waves but to know how to tame. Water training is very useful to learn how to hold the right position and face imbalances. The sea, the river or a lake, are good for having fun with the Stand Up Paddle.

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Stand Up Paddle is a complete sport because it involves the entire musculature of the body: arms, trunk and legs. The buttocks and the abdominals are very stimulated by the control movements to remain in balance. Stand Up Paddle: characteristics of the boards The dimensions of the boards change according to the physical characteristics of the paddler.

The less large tables are the less stable but more agile, conversely the larger ones ensure greater stability but are less loose. The length of the table serves to guarantee a certain longitudinal stability while the width ensures lateral stability, particularly useful during paddling.

Instead, the thickness of the table affects the buoyancy. The most voluminous boards are those that guarantee better buoyancy than the others. On the deck, the tables of the Stand Up Paddle, mount a Pad for a better grip with the feet and a slit with a handle function to simplify the transport.

There are tables made of rigid resin, others with a softer resin, more subject to breakage but also more easily repairable, and others still built with the "Drop stitch" technology, able to ensure optimal rigidity and able to withstand well possible shocks.


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