Somebody may be confused by the label: sitting down on stand up paddle board. Actually stand up paddle boards are suitable for sitting down. Also sitting on a paddle board can still be a great exercise and workout. You can also kneel down, lay down and relax on your paddle board. Besides, you can do yoga, fish,riding with others, take photographs, eat, drink and be happy. In this article, we will talk about different sitting position on a paddle board.
We have talked about the paddling position in previous article: How to paddle board. Just as we talked before, you can stand, kneel, or sit on a paddle board. Whatever the position is, the most important thing is the comfort for you. But our VACHAN SPORTS paddle board is designed for your comfort and economy. Every paddle board center has a EVA traction pad which is non-abrasive and can provide good grip for your feet, knees and backside. We can ensure that you will have a comfortable feeling on it whatever you are doing on it.
Sitting on your paddle board
If you do not want to stand up on it, you can always sit on it. Seated position options include:
With your legs criss crossed. Just as when you are used to sit on the ground at yoga class!
Legs out in front of you. This is similar how you sit in a kayak or canoe.
Legs on either side of the paddle board with your feet in the water. This is a comfortable seating position.
Kneeling on your paddle board. This offers you a better balance and transition when paddling.
With a seat attached to your paddle board. You can buy a great seat to be attached to your board.
Kneeling on your paddle board
The next way from paddle seating is kneeling on your paddle board. In this case, you need keep more balance than sitting. It is a good method to learn paddle stroke. Choose what kind of position, it depends on your mood. Do remember that the physical exercise and metal rest are good combination.
Lay down and relax on your paddle board
If you do not want go anywhere, you can relax and take a nap on a paddle board on the water. If you are worried about drifting away, you can tie your paddle board to something to fix it or use a small anchor.
Create your paddle board like a kayak or boat by adding a seat
If you want to sit to be more comfortable on board, you can add a kayak seat on it. Some paddle boards come with d-rings installed, so you can just attach the temporary seat on it. Then you can seat on the chairs to enjoy the scenery along the road.
Do yoga on your paddle board
SUP yoga has become very popular recently. In this situation, you need to keep balance in your yoga posture at the same time you need to keep balance on the board. It is a great way to get workout on the paddle board without paddling.
SUP fishing on paddle board
SUP fishing is another great way to spend time on your paddleboard. A wide paddleboard are designed for fishing with a lot of d-rings to attach the fishing accessories on it to make it more fun. You can also add a seat on your paddleboard to make your fishing more fun and excited. Some people prefer a folding beach-type chair rather than the lower profile seat.
Take photographs on your paddle board
You can enjoy the nature and scenery from the water While you also want to take photos to record the moment, it is a little difficult to capture a clear photo. Sitting or kneeling posture will improve the balance to capture your surroundings and the beauty through photography.
Eat, drink, and be merry
Maybe you want to enjoy some delicious food and drinks with your friends together on the water. It is a little difficult to do it while standing on it. In this case, you should take a seat to enjoy that moment.
Expand your paddle boarding possibilities by trying a seated position. Prepare a picnic and stay on the water for an specially restful paddle. Get out for paddling on the water as often as you can.