Are you looking to try stand up paddling for the first time? Have you already paddled a few times and are now looking to purchase your own stand up paddle board? Do you want to safely introduce paddle boarding to your friends and family? Are you a yoga teacher or fitness instructor wanting to teach SUP Yoga or SUP Fitness? Are you a stand up paddle board retailer or SUP rental facility? Are you a long term stand up paddle boarder and want to learn more about your paddle board and SUP gear? Are you a fitness buff wanting to enhance your exercise regime? Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking for an easy year round activity? Are you an athlete looking to cross train?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then "Walk On Water - A Guide To Flat Water Stand Up Paddling" is the answer to all your questions.
This book begins by studying the gear that is essential for paddle boarding. If you already own or have otherwise access to a paddleboard and/or other SUP gear, this book will help you understand and appreciate what your gear is best made for.
If you do not already have access to a paddleboard/gear, after reading this book you will be able to choose the board and gear that is best suited for your size, skills and needs.
The book continues by going over essential skills such as proper stance, paddle strokes and muscle activation. Stand up paddle boarding, if performed right, will serve simultaneously as a great core strengthening and joint rehabilitating activity.
We then cover the essential safety principles that you need to follow as a paddle boarder and also the principles that you need to adhere to when taking other people out on the water, whether friends, family or paying clients.
The methodologies that we are giving you come from having taught various forms of paddle boarding to thousands of clients throughout the years. While keeping in mind that every one learns differently, we have chosen what we consider the most essential and the most practical.
Even though we would like to believe that we have successfully captured the essence of flat water stand up paddling in a very comprehensive manner, we understand that stand up paddling is a continuously evolving and developing sport. Board construction, gear availability, sport etiquette, fitness and exercise science, real life situations are for example some of the parameters that constantly change.
Having said that, we would love to hear how this book, "Walk On Water - A Guide To Flat Water Stand Up Paddling", helped you in your own stand up paddle explorations.
Is there something you would like to see added to "Walk On Water"? Do you have an inspiring stand up paddle story you wish to share with your fellow paddle boarders? It just so might be featured in our next revision.
Embrace, Explore, Live Learn... Happy & Safe Journey!
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About the Author
Jobe Leonard lives in Dandridge, TN. After attending Tennessee Technological University he received his MBA at Lincoln Memorial University. He is a project manager with Hearthstone Homes and has currently built over 100 custom Log and Timber frame, and conventional homes in 26 different states. This includes a recent project he managed that was named the 2012 National Timber frame Home of the Year. He can guarantee his books will strike a chord with the trekker, designer, and creator inside each of us. Those who have not explored and created will find themselves glued to the pages wishing they had. Readers who have journeyed the world and took on unknown projects will draw similarities with his heartfelt words and thoughts. He loves receiving calls and e-mails from readers of all experience levels speaking of the inspiration they have found from his literature, and wanting to be along side him on his next excursion or project. So what are you waiting for? Pick up a copy of any one of his 10+ books. Then e-mail him at JobeLeonard@gmail.com with questions, and invite me along for your next expedition or project.
Vie Binga is a lifestyle entrepreneur, outdoor adventurer and author. She loves to biohack blending science and nature, to enhance physical and mental performance, sharing her findings with others. She believes that high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution will always make an impact in people's lives and the world. When she is not teaching or writing, she can be found rock climbing, surfing, whitewater kayaking or scuba diving.
Tim Ganley is a lifestyle entrepreneur, outdoor adventurer and author. He loves experimenting with disciplines that lead to physical and mental strength and endurance. He believes that if people learn about the state of flow and practice building their life around it, the world will be much happier. When he is not teaching or designing new programs, he can be found white water kayaking, rock climbing, scuba diving, off road biking or surfing.