Downwind board balance

Standing out in the chop wiggling around like a drunk vertigo victim… does it get easier with time or will I always barely maintain balance and then fall off right as a bump starts to form. The litany of curse words today was impressive.

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It’s supposed to get better and you will learn to use your paddle as your balancing aid. Proper paddle technique will have your paddle be stuck in the water like a pole stuck in concrete.

Keep trying, keep working, you will get used to it but don’t expect to be easy.

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Do you use staguered feet positioning? This will help you a lot, and yes, you require hours suffering in the water till your balance gets dialed in get a lot more efficient at it, either way with narrow DW boards it’s pretty common to fall several times.

Cheat for a while with a Foil Drive www.foildrive.com.au - I’m in the 60+ crew and I’m sure there’s no way I would have learned SUP foil without it.

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As an update since I posted this… I’ve been going out multiple times a week and the balancing struggle is pretty much a non issue anymore. Hopefully that’s encouragement for anyone else starting from absolute zero on a sup.

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