The holder of a doctor of pharmacy, Taunia Markvicka is an accomplished pharmaceutical industry administrator who has served the last two years as the chief commercial officer of Symbiomix Therapeutics in Newark, New Jersey. When she isn’t working, Taunia Markvicka is an avid watersports enthusiast who recently took up stand up paddleboarding (SUP).
Newcomers to SUP will overcome a significant hurdle on the road toward proficiency when they learn to stand up on a paddleboard for the first time. Before making this attempt, individuals should select a relatively wide, long, and thick paddleboard that is designed for beginners. They should also choose a calm body of body of water for their first paddleboarding attempt.
Paddleboarding can be practiced in shallow water as long as the fin on the underside of the board won’t hit the bottom. In order to stand up on the board, paddleboarders should begin with their knees on the board, generating forward momentum by taking a few paddle strokes on each side of the board. They can then stand up one foot at a time, taking care to stay in the middle of the board with their feet roughly shoulder’s width apart. Once balance is achieved, paddleboarders can begin paddling from an upright position while keeping knees bent and the body’s core centered over the board.