Stand Up Paddleboarding
If you haven’t tried stand up paddleboarding yet, head over to Glenwood Adventure Company for a quick lesson and gear. Though the sport has its origins in Hawaiian surfing traditions, SUPing as its known, is much easier to learn, extremely safe and another great way to play on Glenwood Springs’ main waterway, the Colorado River.
A one-hour lesson is all you need to become comfortable in the water on your board and plenty of time to learn the basics like how to go from a kneeling to standing position, finding the sweet spot or balance point on the board, how to turn and even the proper way to fall off your board.
The Colorado River around Glenwood Springs has plenty of calm places where you can practice. When you’re ready, head over to the celebrated Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park where a state-of-the-art man-made wave attracts SUPing and kayaking enthusiasts five months of the year.
For those new to the sport, keep these golden rules of SUPing in mind:
1. Always plant your paddle blade in the water before you take a stroke. Doing this will give you more power and more stability.
2. Assume the ready position, that is, your feet shoulder-width apart, knees bent with your back straight.
3. Keep your arms straight and use your core when paddling.
4. Keep your board as quiet as possible in the water. If your board is slapping the water readjust where your feet and legs are positioned.
Take a lesson and find out more about how you can surf Glenwood Springs the next time you’re in town from SUP specialist, Glenwood Adventure Company.
Glenwood Adventure Company
723 Cooper Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 877-346-4536 or 970-945-7529