People who SUP will say they love to stand up paddle, this is obvious, but many also will say what they love most about the sport is the people. Brining people together to learn to SUP, to paddle with each other and enjoy the water is something that I love and am passionate about.
This past weekend I hosted a SUP'er Women Stand Up Paddle Clinic in Abu Dhabi to a great group of women. It's been a while since I last organized a clinic for our Abu Dhabi paddlers. 2 kids and 3 1/2 years to be exact! Women love to SUP, but a lack of confidence and knowing how to properly paddle sometime can hold back ladies from getting out on the water and doing it more often.
Improving skills and confidence was key and exactly what we were able to focus on with this group of SUPer Women. With different experience and knowledge, we were able to grow our skills all together, paddling and practicing in the beautiful Abu Dhabi mangroves. Starting out with basic paddling techniques as well as working on turns and steering the boards allowed for these ladies to be paddling stronger and straighter, ready to enjoy many more paddles in the future!