Just when I thought I was in great shape. One day, I met this amazing woman who owned a paddle board and loaned it to me asked me if I could use a lesson. I guess it was a bit obvious I didn't know what I was doing. She gave me a brief lesson on how to get on it how to paddle and get moving out into the ocean. I had no idea what kind of coordination between my feet, my stomach, arms, and my body would take in moving together. When she did it, it looked easy. She was just used to it and someone had given her lessons as well.
As I got further out on the ocean, which was not very far by the way, I realized my feet were tensed, they were starting to cramp up and my legs were starting to get tired and wobbly and my arms. Remember, I thought I was in amazing shape! I didn't realize a lot of this was just mental anxiety. I was wearing myself out.
This is when I realized that this exercise or sport is a full body exercise including for your mind. The left and right paddle coordination combined with the left and right legs and feet really has to get your brain working in ways that it's just not used to working. When you combine this with waves and direction and when your trying to keep up with your paddle boarding partner at the same time, you start to work both sides of your mind and body.
Paddleboarding is great exercise for keeping your entire body healthy. It helps keep your mind healthy with blood pumping through. The sport helps prevent heart disease and various mind diseases like Alzheimer’s. Especially when you combine the sport with a healthy lifestyle, it will surely be an experience you can't miss.
Paddle boarding is precisely mind-blowing when you think of the places you can take your board to. In Alaska or Maui when you go out you can see humpback whales amongst many other aquatic creatures. You can go to islands, cruise along the beach, or you can just hang out with friends.
Finding the right sup board
It is a true pleasure to bring this site to you hoping that it would aid enthusiasts find the right paddle board. Whether it be an inflatable standup paddle board (SUP) or a ridged paddle board.
I did quit commercial fishing when I was young 16 years old. Commerical fishing was just not my thing. Although I loved the water, but being around unhappy captains yelling at me while killing various beautiful sea creatures was not my thing.
I am truly in love with the ocean and everything in it.
Venture the sea with paddleboarding
Over the years I found myself on the water a lot and so I thought I better pick up some safety courses to make sure I don’t drown or hurt myself.
Since then, I have picked up certificates in Swiftwater rescue, canoe rescue, kayak rescue and more. I have occasionally captained whale watching boats and even own a small whale watching company in Alaska. I have canoed thousands of miles of rivers.
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Please enjoy the site and let me know if I can do anything to make it better for you. After all this site is made just for you and your long-term enjoyment of paddle boarding.
- Captain Gutch / Cory Mann