Instruction for using

All Hands On Deck

  1. Ensure you have swimming ability, weak swimmers should wear a life jackets because it’s possible to fall in water.
  2. Don’t leave board! If you lose the paddle, use your hands to paddle the board.
  3. Don’t go far against in a distance downwind, because it will take lots of energy to return.

Getting Up

  1. Put the board into water, get on your knees. Put the paddle in front of you, in a 90 degree angle towards the board. Use the paddle for balance when you get up.
  2. Don’t Stand horizontal to the board like a surfer, stand facing straight forward with a wide parallel stance.
  3. Any reposition of your feet should be made in tiny half-inch steps or hops.
  4. Use your paddle for balance, move blade forward or backward to keep steady, and even lean on it or pull up on it to find your balance.
  5. Keep your paddle in the water as much as possible and never let it get of water.

Feet position

  1. Stand in the middle of the board.
  2. Try to keep a wide centered parallel stance for long-distance paddling on flat water because it’s more stable and gives you easier, even paddle transitions from side to side.
  3. When the water is choppy, or in the waves, try to position your feet more horizontal stance with your dominant foot forward like in surfing, use a safety leash and attach it to the rearward foot.

Switching Sides

  1. When the board veer off course, to switch and paddle on the other side.
  2. When paddle on the other side, don't cross your arms. The upper hand moves down and the hand below moves up to the handle.
  3. Skilled paddlers can track straight for 12-20 paddles before switching, but that requires some experience.

How to paddle effectively

  • Don't just paddle with your arms. Use your whole body weight. When throwing the paddle into water, bend your upper body down. After pulling the blade out, quickly move the paddle to the front in the most direct way by lifting your upper body up again.

How to Stop?

  • Stopping is easy, just but your paddle vertically into the water.

How to Turn?

  • The easiest way to turn initially is to paddle "backwards".