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About Coach Chase

I love coaching paddlers to steer them away from the easily avoidable mistakes I made early in my SUP career. I've competed in more than 100 stand up paddle events around the world and served as a race organizer for 15 events since 2009. Dad to Stella, JP Australia team rider, Stand Up Paddle Athletes Associate President and salt water addict.

Mastering The Stand Up Paddle Board Pivot Turn

The stand up paddle board pivot turn is the type of turn used the most in stand up paddle racing. Pivot turns are the fastest, most effective way to round a buoy. If read this article on race strategy you'll learn that buoy turns can often make the difference in the outcome of a race. Watch the stand

By | 2017-03-25T14:07:27+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Stand Up Paddle, Technique|

How To Stand Up Paddle Straight: A Practical Guide

Learning how to paddle straight is probably the biggest hurdle for beginner paddlers. Employing a technique known as the J-stroke will help you learn how to stand up paddle in a straight line and become an all-around better paddler. The J-stroke paddling technique is important whether you are a beginner or an elite pro. Paddling in

By | 2017-03-27T15:13:27+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Foundational Stand Up Paddle Content, Stand Up Paddle, Technique|

Stand Up Paddle Stroke Variability

Throughout a stand up paddling session paddlers may encounter many different kinds of water conditions. A well-rounded paddler will have a unique stand up paddle stroke for each kind of condition. This article will help you learn how to adjust your stroke rate to different water conditions and find your optimal stand up paddle stroke. Remember that every individual

By | 2017-05-22T09:46:49+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Outrigger Paddling, Racing, Racing, Stand Up Paddle, Technique, Technique|

Reading Water Conditions for SUP and Outrigger Paddling

The day of the big race is approaching fast and you have put in the hard work with training, proper nutrition and mental preparation. At this point you should ask yourself, "Do I have a race strategy?". Race strategy involves training smart and forming a clear plan to execute before the race. Race strategy is

By | 2017-03-25T14:21:30+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: Outrigger Paddling, Racing, Racing, Stand Up Paddle|

Paddle Pacing Tips for SUP and Outrigger

Pacing in endurance sports is as much about mental toughness as it is about physical ability. Follow these guidelines to help reach your goals and avoid burning out in a race. After the start horn goes off, your competition will likely sprint ahead at full speed. Should you follow at the same pace, or stay

By | 2017-04-07T11:17:37+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: Outrigger Paddling, Racing, Racing, Stand Up Paddle|

The Very Important Stand Up Paddle Buoy Turn Strategy

Rounding a buoy, or mark, efficiently and tactically is a small detail of SUP racing that can have a huge impact on your race results. If you are unfamiliar with pivot turning, or not completely comfortable executing one, read this pivot turn article and watch the video to learn the skills behind properly turning in a race. Most SUP races have

By | 2017-04-28T10:18:32+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: Racing, Stand Up Paddle|

Stand Up Paddle Body Positioning

If you perfect your stand up paddle technique and find your optimal paddling stroke, but using poor body positioning, your technique will suffer through a loss of power, balance and efficiency. Stand up paddle body positioning is an area of technique that often gets overlooked, but is extremely important. As in almost any athletic endeavour,

By | 2017-03-27T15:13:58+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Foundational Stand Up Paddle Content, Stand Up Paddle, Technique|

Stand Up Paddle Technique Breakdown

Before you get on the water for any kind of stand up paddle training, we need to talk about your performance foundation, stand up paddle stroke technique. There is no point in training hard throughout your SUP season if you are using improper stand up paddle technique and creating bad habits. Not only will you

By | 2017-03-27T15:14:13+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Foundational Stand Up Paddle Content, Stand Up Paddle, Technique|