This article is not a debate on drafting in SUP racing. Love it or hate it, drafting is here to stay. If you are a SUP race participant then chances are you have been involved in a draft train at some point during competition. The strategies and skills that you employ while drafting can be the difference between success and failure in a SUP race. I’m going to give you the inside drafting tips and strategies that will help you succeed at your next SUP race. Pay attention and don’t get left behind by the draft train! Choo choo! Here comes [...]
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Did you know you can train six days a week and still be unprepared to race? It was 2010, and I was excited as I prepared for the Battle of the Paddle – Hawaii. I had been training hard for months, working out six days a week. As race day approached, my fitness was strong but my SUP race preparation strategies were lacking. My training program was missing targeted intervals, proper volume and sufficient intensity. My paddle was much too big for me; my technique needed work and I was inexperienced in ocean conditions. Still, I somehow thought that I was [...]
Each race season we make important decisions about our SUP training and racing. Some questions we ask ourselves are, “How hard and long should my sessions be?”, “What kinds of workouts should I do?”, “When do I start training for my race?”. I drove myself crazy with questions like this when I began SUP training and racing six years ago. Finding the right answers to these questions eventually helped me become more efficient with my training while getting the best results out of each session. Your goal with training should be to put in the minimum amount of targeted input in [...]
Setting up a solid SUP training program is key to reaching your full athletic potential and goals. Read The 10 Golden Rules of SUP Training and the detailed article that follows to help set up an effective SUP training program. For a comprehensive look into SUP training and racing you can purchase the eBook, SUP Training The Smart Way. The eBook contains over 150 pages of valuable information, charts and diagrams on SUP training, technique, race strategy, nutrition, cross training and equipment selection. Additionally, the eBook provides a 12-week Race Ready SUP Training Program with all of the detailed daily workouts you [...]
The debates on nutrition in our lives seem to never end with fad diets and must-have super foods popping up daily. Fortunately for us, scientific sport nutrition is well researched with basic fundamental strategies for athletes to follow. If you are looking for peak performance, it is essential to understand how to best fuel your body before, during and after your stand up paddle training and racing. The knowledge below is not revolutionary, but it does highlight three common mistakes that are easily avoidable for an endurance athlete. Regardless of your experience with nutrition, there is a chance you will make [...]
The Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association is pleased to announce the completion of our first online race official certification on February 28th, 2015. SUP race officials from Italy, France, Spain, UK, Portugal and the United States made up the nine international course attendees. The initial feedback on the live online course has been very positive, giving us the confidence to move forward and continue to offer live online courses in addition to our in-person courses. SUPAA President, Chase Kosterlitz, hosts 9 race officials during the live course on February 28th, 2015 SUPAA has now certified a total of 39 [...]
We are very excited to announce our upcoming eBook, SUP Training the Smart Way, coming March 31st. With contributions from Olympic paddlers and coaches, professional SUP athletes, health and wellness experts and sports science doctors, we hope to provide a comprehensive and useful approach to SUP training and racing. This SUP training program is designed to provide the tools and knowledge necessary to help paddlers maximize training time, reach peak performance, prevent injury and learn to train and race smarter, not harder. In the coming weeks we will be giving you samples from the SUP training programs to help [...]
If you’re anything like us, you are getting excited for the 2015 SUP racing season to get under way. However, excitement does not always equal good training and results. Don’t let your first SUP race creep up on you only to find yourself scrambling to train two weeks before. It’s too late. Start your path to success today so that you are prepared to do your best once the race season begins. Whether you are trying to win the race or simply finish, here are five tips to help you see results this SUP racing season. Stay tuned for [...]
SUP racing is not always about elite athletic performance and carbon fiber boards. Stand up paddle boarding is often used as an avenue to do good for communities, children and charity. There are countless SUP events held around the world each SUP racing season that benefit amazing causes. SUPAA is proud to help event organizers put on great races while they work to do good in the world. In December of last year, SUPAA race official, Raul Delgado, put on an event for the children in his neighborhood south of Lima, Peru. The kids in the event came from poor families [...]
Join SUPAA president, Chase Kosterlitz, for a live online SUPAA race official certification on Saturday, February 28th from 9 AM-2 PM EST (6 AM-11 AM PST, 3 PM-8 PM in Germany). We know that everyone reading this may not be a race director themselves, but surely you know a race official who can benefit from this course. Share this information with them so that they can join the top SUP races in the world and put on a fun, fair and safe event. We are offering this exciting opportunity to become certified through a live online course in order [...]