This summer, head out East and get on the water! Thanks to Gina Bradley of Paddle Diva, we're giving
5 tips and 5 secret spots to get your feet wet this summer.
Before you begin sailing on your paddleboard, it’s important to know the basics. Here, Gina explains how to safely "launch" into the water with a few easy tips on how to get on your board, into the standing position, and how to balance yourself properly before paddling.
Locaton: Bridge Lane at Sagaponack Pond
Outfit: Bootie Shorts and Top by Graced by Grit
PROPER STANCE, STROKE, AND POSITION
Keeping perfect balance on your board can be a bit tricky. Luckily, we have Gina to show you the proper stance for ease and stability, along with her detailed technique for paddling, which allows you to navigate efficiently through waves or calm water.
Locaton: Sag Harbor - Havens Beach
Outfit: MAJJI Bikini
STEERING, STOPPING, AND THE DIVA 180
When you’re out on the water, it’s important to know how to steer and maneuver your board properly when sailing. In order to reverse your direction completely, Gina demonstrates her team’s coveted method - the Diva 180. She also shows us her technique for subtle steering as well as her method for stopping a paddleboard completely, which will come in handy in crowded waters!
Locaton: Accabonac Harbor
Outfit: Helen Jon Bikini With Board Shorts
PIVOT TURNS & FITNESS MOVES
Now that you've gotten the basics down, let's add a few more advanced moves to your regimen. With Gina's help you'll be able to learn how to control your board well enough to master the paddle board pivot. And later, she'll teach you a few moves to enhance both your muscles and your paddleboarding experience with a few extra fitness moves.
Locaton: Three Mile Harbor
Outfit: Kacey|Shana Leggings & Bikini Top
Now that you've made it through a series of our paddleboarding tutorials, it's time to test the waters. Grab a paddle and meet us at Gurney's Beach for your first real paddleboarding experience!
Locaton: Gurney's Beach
Outfit: Epic Wetsuit
Remember to visit Paddle Diva this summer and get out on the water!