3 Tips on Standing Up On Your Board For The First Time

Posted by Watssup Staff on March 20th, 2019

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Flatten Your Feet – We often see beginners trying to stand with their weight on their toes; this is only going to result in a splash! So to avoid getting wet, flatten your feet out when standing up.

Lift your vision – Keep your eyes up! Looking forward and outwards will assist your balance and direction. As soon as you look down your peripheral vision is lost and you lose touch with the bigger picture.

Soften your knees – Relax your knees and don’t let them lock out or they won’t be able to absorb any sudden movements in the water and you will wipe out!

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