The Golden Rules of Stand Up Paddling

By on June 10, 2013

In this episode of Stand Up Paddling TV, Jimmy Blakeney explains the 3 Golden Rules of Stand Up Paddling – a set of rules that let you paddle the most effect…


  1. Scott Johnson

    June 10, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Thanks my man ;)

  2. presidentwehoa1

    June 10, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Aren’t you living in a hardcore world! Man, autographs are in order from this big dog!

  3. Emily Dreibelbis

    June 10, 2013 at 4:49 am

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  4. austinbotter001

    June 10, 2013 at 5:41 am

    so i guess you surf and thats it. if you were a true water man you would do everything.

  5. Scott Johnson

    June 10, 2013 at 6:00 am

    #1 rule – suicide is painless – enjoy! sup’ers

  6. dublegabz

    June 10, 2013 at 6:59 am


  7. Sunny Day

    June 10, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Number one rule should be: LEARN WAVE ETIQUETTE if you must paddle at a surf break! This means: a) Taking the wave that’s appropriate for your craft. Not every single wave just because you can, but instead leave shortboarders and longboarders waves that are appropriate for their boards. b) Know what a left and right is, know what priority is, know what snaking and dropping in are, learn where to paddle out, avoid people going down the line, etc. Otherwise people are going to hate you.

  8. texasgirly1979

    June 10, 2013 at 8:13 am

    i need to try.

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    June 10, 2013 at 8:56 am

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  11. TheGroynoodle

    June 10, 2013 at 9:41 am

    UMMM Don’t do it?

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  13. Mike K

    June 10, 2013 at 10:38 am

    the first question I have about SUP is…why oh why?!?

  14. ingoFX

    June 10, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I find surfing a short board way easier than a SUP.
    Paddling into a wave lying down is easier than paddling standing. Standing once you’ve got the wave? difficult? hardly
    I still prefer surfing my 6′ 2″ short board than taking out my 10′ 6″ SUP, but my SUP’s mainly for exercise – it introduced me to a whole new world after well over 20+ years of only riding short boards. Part of the reason for SUP is to go places a short board can’t – SUPers that crowd/hassle short board breaks are just ignorant

  15. whitewaterhelix

    June 10, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Responding to some of the posts here: This video covers golden rules for **paddling technique** vs. general advice for SUP.  ‘Eyes on the horizon’ is a great one that I use a lot and could certainly be included here (as could many, many others!). As for SUP-Surfing, this video is for beginners and doesn’t cover surf zone etiquette or technique, that can be found in the “Taking your SUP to the Surf” Episode. Thanks for watching!

  16. jazzysnaps

    June 10, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Rule 1 Dont paddle into a surf break full of surfers if you have not learned how to handle a SUP in still water first. yes i ride SUP and surfboard, and have seen what an inexperienced SUP can do to totaly screw up a break .

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    June 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

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  18. surfs1man

    June 10, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    its for zero minded people you wouldnt like it

  19. GoheadCreativeMinds

    June 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I coulda swore he said 4 golden rules.

  20. nmcq333

    June 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    The first and most important rule should be “GET YOUR EYES UP, LOOK AT THE HORIZON”. I’ve seen this instantly transform completely frustrated people into decent SUP riders. It’s my main rule with students. Looking at the water or board is a sure route to getting wet. There’s too much contrary motion for your balance brain to process (a beginner’s or even intermediate SUP paddler). Looking at the horizon gives your balance centers a point of reference. Try it sometime with students.

  21. malaciousmarty

    June 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    surfing requires more balance. Even if you are on a longboard, you still have to stand up to catch the wave, not run into it. Plus paddleboarders are always tourists who crowd the beaches and the water

  22. mayorawana

    June 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    to catch as many waves as possible

  23. beachhouse44

    June 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Its lame! You should just stay in rivers or out of the way of real surfers. Never try to catch waves with surfers. I hate Laird for ruining surf spots with this invention. Stay out of my way and you won’t get hurt.

  24. keith slatoff

    June 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Lazy and fat has nothing to do with it…Laird Hamilton is an avid SUP. What are you talking about,”the essence of surfing”? Barrels and carves? Chillax bra…enjoy yourself, let others do the same…

  25. keith slatoff

    June 10, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    What does that mean? Surfing is surfing. Who cares how you get there?

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