SUPWA recognise Pods as the pathway for growth and development of SUP in WA. Our objective is to assist Pods to be effective in providing a culture of support, encouragement and development and to provide a healthy lifestyle through group training, paddle activities and also events in regional areas and Perth.
One of the best ways to improve your technique is to break the stroke down into its components and practice them separately. This format is referred to as a drill. Drills should be functional and it is important to devote a set amount of time to them at least once a week.
Below a short series of drills developed by Physiotherapists and long time SUP Paddlers - Kevin Kemp Smith and Greg Kerr. A couple of the drills have been sourced from Peter Dorries a well known Gold Coast SUP Coach and Paddler, who is a great resource for paddling tips and training.
Try the drills in sheltered water first. Take your time and stay relaxed.
Click on the links to download training files
- The Art and Science of Downwinding [ PDF 3.89 MB ]
- September 2012 Spring Training Ideas [ PDF 3.55 MB ]
- Skill, Technique and Drills [ PDF 2.12 MB ]