Here at Desert Wind SUP, we want everyone to have a good experience when they go out on the water. To do that we hold to one of the highest standards of training in the industry - PaddleFitPro CORE Certification. Now, we still don't take ourselves to seriously, but you should feel good knowing that we have training from some of the best and first innovators in the sport.

If you are in the Phoenix area and would like lessons, give us a call or shoot us an email. We'd be happy to set something up for you.

People with all body shapes, sizes and ages have begun to engage with paddle boarding as a fun, full-body workout and fitness activity. SUPing can be either low impact or high impact exercise, depending on your intensity. Plus, it incorporates a combination of balance, strength, core work and endurance.
else { ?> You already know that stand up paddling is a great way to cross train. It is known for its ability to get you into great shape, burn calories and give you a core strengthening workout. But, do you know how to effectively use stand up paddling to reap these results you've heard about?
After two months of deliberations and intense evaluations we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards. After nominating 30 or so men, women, groms and blogs per category, and an abundance of brands and shops in the stand up paddle industry we've finally narrowed down the extremely talented pool of nominees to the final chosen winners.
As spring arrives on the West Coast, more and more paddlers will be hitting the water in the coming days and weeks. One of the things that many of us neglect to do before we hit the water a little warm-up. It's actually really important to warm-up before you start any sport to prevent injuries.
The professional waterman shares his weightless beach workout for total body fitness and paddleboarding endurance.
1. Balancethe key to paddle boarding is all about finding balance! start on your knees and get a feel for the board before you stand up2. Soften with Strengthtensing up while you paddle will throw you off balance (and maybe your board)! soften your knees and press into your feet.

SUP Classes at Tempe Town Lake

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Many stand up paddlers don't know the difference between leash types and when to use them. There are a few different types of sup leashes including a coil leash, a hybrid leash, a straight leash, and quick release leashes. IMPORTANT: Using the wrong leash in a waterway can prove fatal for you or your loved ones!

SIC at Lake Pleasant

Love this board…so smooth to paddle, so stable when manuvering…and FAST!

SAN DIEGO, California - SUP enhances holistic healing and is therefore a natural medicine. Who likes staring at a spotty gym-wall when you have Mother Nature to amaze you? Additional benefit: you develop a hardcore SUP-body. Curious what that means? Check out this infographic below, which summarizes all the physical benefits SUP has to offer.
Missed SUP's summer Style Issue in print? Better renew that subscription! In the meantime, here's a little taste of the gear you'll find inside. Six select sticks for a summer spent digging in the trenches. Gear analysis just doesn't get much better than this.
When symptoms such as sluggishness, bloating, mental fog, fatigue or irritated skin begin to slow you down, you may think it's from a lack of sleep. While too many late nights may be part of the problem, these issues are likely the byproduct of something else: toxins.