Spring is here, and you’re ready to embrace the season and learn something new. The open water is the perfect venue to try your hand at watersports. Feel the speed, power, and style of jet skis and boats. Glide across the water in a kayak. Better yet, be adventurous and relaxed while paddleboarding. Check out each of these options and more at the premier watersport destination at Atlantic Beach Clubs II in Fort Lauderdale.
Gear up for Adventures on the Water with Stand-Up Paddleboarding
It’s time to try something new this spring. While you may have tried a variety of other watersports, you may not have tried your hand at paddleboarding. Stand-up paddleboarding is the fastest growing watersport in the world. Rent our stand-up paddleboards for a great core workout and a new way to enjoy the open water.
Techniques for Beginners
The paddle board is wide to afford stability and comfort. Look for calm, flat water for a stable platform, and take the board out into deep enough water so the fin doesn’t touch the ocean floor.
Start out on your knees and take a few strokes on each side of the board using your hands or the paddle. Slowly stand up, and stay in the middle of the board with feet parallel and shoulder-width apart. This is a test of balance and core strength, so keep a slight bend in the knee, and remain centered on the board for stability.
You’ve maintained your balance, but now it’s time to get some distance in the water. You have one paddle, so alternate strokes on either side to move in a straight line. Hold the paddle with one hand at the top of the handle and the other hand on the shaft of the paddle with arms shoulder-width apart. Shift the direction of your torso to steer while keeping a low stance and pulling the paddle in the water in the desired direction.
Get out on the water to check out what everyone else is learning about the fastest growing watersport in the world! Contact Atlantic Beach Clubs II at (954) 543-2938 to reserve your stand-up paddleboard rental today!