Stand Up Paddling in Los Cabos, Mexico

 

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There is something special about paddling out and finding yourself afloat in the ocean.  SUP is growing to be more popular each year and is available all around Los Cabos. It is a great way to see the marine life, get a work out in, and see another side of Cabo.

At Medano Beach you can rent boards in several locations along the beach.  Companies like Cabo SUP and SUP Mexico both offer boards, lessons, and even yoga classes on the water.  If in San Jose, check out SUP rentals at the Cabo Surf Hotel.

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A FEW TIPS IF YOU ARE JUST STARTING OUT:  

  • Your feet should be centered between the edges of the board; parallel and about hip width apart
  • Keep toes pointed forward, knees bent and your back straight
  • Balance with your hips and core.  Keep your arms straight and twist from your torso as you paddle.  Think of using your torso to paddle instead of your arms.  (great core workout!)
  • Look level at the horizon – not at your feet
  • Keep your head and shoulders steady and upright, and shift your weight by moving your hips.
  • If you paddle on the right, your right hand is lower and on the paddle shaft.  Your left hand is on the top of the grip.
  • Plant the paddle by pushing the blade all the way under the surface, pull it back to your ankle, then out of the water. Paddle about 4-5 strokes on one side, then switch to the other.  When you switch sides, you will reverse hand positions.
  • Much like bicycling, when your forward momentum increases, your stability increases as well.
  • When you fall, fall into the water and not on the board, preventing injury.

 

Sometimes I am hard to catch. If you try me at the following places, you will have a much better chance of finding me:

Kristen Johnson, Realtor
435.659.8041 US & Canada cell              624 122 05 04 Mexico Cell

SheSellsCabo@gmail.com

 

Author: Kristen

Kristen Johnson grew up in Michigan before attending Arizona State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business with a Purchasing and Operational Management concentration. After graduating, she spent time living in Columbia, MD, working for a Fortune 100 company then back to Scottsdale, AZ where she later obtained her Masters of Arts in Education. Eventually, Kristen and her family landed in Park City six years ago after falling in love with the town during a holiday vacation. Currently, she is a Realtor with Keller Williams with a Park City local designation, specializing in short sales, and builder services. Kristen is a dedicated sales and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience leading corporate sales, marketing, and negotiation for multimillion-dollar companies across diverse industries, including high level service companies. Market analysis, marketing strategies & campaigns, and project management are all skills that Kristen excels in. Her volunteer experience is wide spread including Boy Scouts of America, AWANA, Kimball Arts Festival, Jr. Achievement, Peace House Auction, PCMR LLC, Sunday school teacher, and elementary school classroom volunteer. Organizational fundraising and event planning is her passion in volunteering efforts. Kristen’s interests include her family, staying active outdoors, reading, and anything on the Park City events calendar!

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