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.
Love teaching new students at Tempe Town Lake. Classes filling up fast! Sign up at Tempe.gov/lake

SUP Classes at Tempe Town Lake

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!