About Stand Up Paddle Boarding:
People say the history of Stand Up Paddle Boarding started with the ancient Hawaiians, but one can argue that it has been around much longer with the similarities of a tribesman’s narrow canoe and stand-up paddle stroke on each side, propelling himself up and down a river. Regardless of who started it, the fact is that it is one of the most enjoyable, fastest growing sports on the water. It has been compared to walking on water with a combination of serenity and excitement at the same time. SUP’ing, as it is called by some, an abbreviation for Stand Up Paddle Boarding, is one of the most versatile sports out there. If you can balance walking down a sidewalk, you can paddleboard. The average board ranges anywhere from 8 to 16 ft in length depending on if it is designed for surfing in the ocean, flat water paddling, or competition racing. Paddleboards are also wider and thicker than their traditional surfboard counterpart. This allows for increased stability as well as flotation, which is vital for balancing while standing up and paddling. Proper paddle technique can be better explained by a trained instructor, although there is usually an alternating 2-5 strokes on one side followed by 2-5 strokes on the other. This technique insures that you stay on a straight line. There are many different ways to turn a paddleboard including switching from a side by side stance to a surfer stance and putting pressure on your rear foot located towards the tail of the board. This combined with a paddle-stroke will assure an abrupt change of direction, although this is definitely one of the more advanced and difficult ways to turn your board. Today, Paddle Boarders can be found on virtually every body of water including white-water rivers, lakes, oceans, estuaries, lagoons, and even swimming pools (used for training). One can easily see the attraction of this sport. SUP’ing provides for an easier, less stressful alternative to surfing, almost anyone can do it, it is a blast, and it is incredibly good for your mental and physical health.
About 2 Stand Up Guys:
What we're all about...
We at 2 Stand Up Guys are focused on teaching the amazing sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding while reinforcing etiquette and respect for the water and those in it. We provide the instruction and knowledge for an awesome hobby that is guaranteed to whip you into shape, relieve stress and cleanse your soul! Each Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor is CPR/AED certified and schooled in one-of-a-kind "Academy of SUP instructors" (ASI) course. Our focus on safety and customer satisfaction sets us apart from other SUP Schools in San Diego. Our personal Stand Up Paddle board lessons provide you with everything you need to Paddle Board including a wide selection of top quality boards and carbon fiber paddles that will fit you at any level. From 1 on 1 private Stand Up Lessons to large event parties (Groups up to 30 PEOPLE), from open-ocean SUP Instruction to traditional Surf Lessons, 2 Stand Up Guys will be with you every step of the way. Once you have take a lesson, you can Rent top quality Paddle Boards and Paddles at a great price from us. Ask us about our Sunset Paddling, Kids Camps, fitness classes and memberships.. coming soon at our new private studio on the water. Where there's water there's 2 Stand Up Guys!
One of the happiest and most kind spirited individuals you will ever meet in your lifetime, Matt Poth, a young cancer survivor who promised himself after his long battle, he would live a life involved with his first love, the water. A former sea kayaker, scuba diver, and huge fan of surfing, Matt moved from the East Coast to California in 2009. Since then, he has completely immersed himself in the new world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. He even met his wife (Olivia) through a mutual love of stand up paddling. They have a toddler that loves to ride on a SUP with mom or dad in the lagoon and a second little boy on the way! Even though Matt enjoys nothing more than sharing his love and introducing people to this great new sport it is his biggest pet peeve witnessing the haphazard reckless growth in which this sport is experiencing. Matt’s goal is to continue pursuing his personal growth with the sport while teaching as many people that want to learn as much about the safety, etiquette, and proper technique as they do about the fun that Stand-Up has to offer. Matt has also gone through CPR/AED certification as well as the “Academy of SUP Instructors” (ASI) class. Matt’s goofy smile, positive reinforcement, and genuine encouragement in and out of the water provide for a unique experience you will not find with any other Stand-Up lesson company.