and Wet Activewear
Happy Friday! I am so excited to have attempted another board activity! First it was surfing and since that will take me quite a while to master I wanted to try another board activity to help strengthen my core. Stand Up Paddleboard is kinda having a moment right now and since I need to challenge myself more than just moving a paddle in the water, I decided to try adding the yoga element. These pictures are literally documenting my first attempt at doing this. Clearly, I stayed near the dock and was a little shaky in some of the poses, but it was one of the most fun and challenging things I've done in a while. I'm still working on my yoga in general and when you add the board element it's easy to forget good form so I suggest taking a class with a certified teacher to make sure you really get the most out of it.
Here, I decided to use the tandem paddleboard. It had a rubber mat for more traction and it's wider and longer to allow for more balance. I wasn't even out there that long and I woke up sore the next day from paddling myself and trying to stabilize on the board. I also didn't use the actual paddle to get me out in the water and kinda preferred it that way because I need to work on my upper arm strength for surfing.
I really encourage you to give this a try! It's an awesome activity to do with friends and I promise you will laugh your ass off while working your ass off. :-)
PS: The last picture is my Blue Crush moment! Except I'm not riding a huge wave in Hawaii with a Tom Brady look-a-like waiting for me on the sand, but baby steps..baby steps.
Surf suit: Seea (similar)