REI helps you master paddle boarding

Paddle boarding is a great way to keep in shape for winter sports like skiing. Photo courtesy of Saga70 Wikimedia commons
Paddle boarding is a great way to keep in shape for winter sports like skiing. Photo courtesy of Saga70 Wikimedia commons

Keeping in shape for your favorite winter sport doesn’t have to be hard, paddle boarding is a way to use the same muscles used for skiing and snowboarding. Kelly Huffman’s article on Stand Up Paddle Boarding on REI gives tips and tricks to mastering this summertime adventure.

“Since you’re standing at your full height, you’ll enjoy excellent views of everything from sea creatures to what’s on the horizon. It’s almost like walking on water!” Huffman writes.

Paddle boarding gear can be found at REI, or other outdoor gear stores like JAX. Be sure to read up on the basics if you are going out for your first time.