Jimmy Blakeney is Product/Marketing Manager for BIC SUP, US National Champion Paddler and a Certified SUP Instructor Trainer for the ACA.
Peter "Pan" is a surf icon on the east coast USA with more than 40 years of round the clock surfing under his belt and induction into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 1996. A versatile waterman, Peter has been an integral part of the BIC Sport Research and Design Team for surf and SUP for more than a decade
From how to choose your SUP board to how to surf on a SUP, Jimmy and Peter will give you the best advice to start and progress
on a SUP through these 17 videos.
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01 >Gearing Up
02 >Choose the right Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)
03 >Select the right paddle
04 >How to carry a SUP
05 >Getting started !
06 >What to do when you fall off
07 >Stand Up Paddling safety
08 >The Golden Rules of Stand Up Paddling
09 >The ideal forward stroke
Surf history, learning how to surf, a few keys to success.
Before you get into the water, some information about your surfing equipment...
It is highly recommended to take a few minutes to warm up before surfing. We tell you how to do it.
Sandy beaches, sandbanks, rocks, currents, channel... we show you how to "read" the surf spot.
Safety, initial gliding exercices, wave choice, built up speed with the right timing, rough trim, control of the board...
Low, mid, high tide... to surf successfully, you must follow the tides.
Take off is the first great obstacle in surfing. Are you goofy or regular ? We tell you how to succeed.
Wave and swell origins, wave periods, on and offshore wind, surf spot, wave circulation, we tell you all you need to know to understand waves better.
When surfing, you spend more time on the board in a lying position than in an upright position. We show you how to improve your paddling technique.
When paddling out, you will keep on getting waves coming at you. We show you the best way to overcome them.
The safety and right of way rules.
The more often you'll catch green waves, the more you'll feel the point of acceleration. We show you how to choose the right wave and get good timing.
Shoulder surfing, trimming the board, turning, positioning on the wave, pushing to accelerate. Speed and control are the keys to success!
Surf the wave vertically. That means that directly on the break edge, ride steeply from the top to the bottom and vertically up again. Learn the basics for this manoeuvre.
While you perfect pushing in the centre of the wave, you will also learn the fundamentals of the top turn...
If the wave is weak or you have surfed too far on to the shoulder, you steer back to the stronger pocket with a cut back.
If you have mastered the advanced surfing techniques, and have already surfed a small board, it's time for you to dive under the wave like a duck.
In order to keep contact with the shoulder, you can overcome sections that suddenly change with a floater...
The ultimate rotation
Longboards can perform manoeuvres like any shortboard.