Rob Casey is the owner of SUP school Salmon Bay Paddle in Seattle, co-founder for the PSUPA and is the author of two paddling guides.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

5 Tips for Better Summer Paddling

5 Tips for Better Summer Paddling

- Avoid putting sunscreen on your forehead.  If you sweat it'll drip into you eyes and burn. Ouch.

- Wash your hands after putting sunscreen on, otherwise end up with a slippery paddle shaft.

- Wax your rails (near deck) to add grip when climbing on, especially in bumps.

- Wax your paddle shaft for a better grip.

- Hydrate before going out. If you're thirsty have a few sips.  I get migraines if I don't hydrate properly, so keep it flowing throughout.  I also use electrolyte tablets such as NUUN to help out.


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