Get Started on Your Indo Board – a Tutorial

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Want to develop your balance training but have no idea how to get started?  The Indo Board is a renowned fitness tool that has served surfers and paddlers for DECADES for improving performance on the water.

What is that darn thing anyway?  Don’t worry 😉  We’ve got you covered.  Here is a quick tip tutorial on utilizing your Indo Board for beginners.

Indo Board balance trainer:  Use Your Core and Stay Balanced

I’ve used an Indo Board for years to enhance my balance training. True statement.  I’m not just saying that. When I got serious about surfing and stand up paddle racing,  I needed a way to summon my fast twitch response and develop leg strength for greater balance. The Indo Board is the perfect fit.

Training your leg, glute and core muscles to help stabilize the body in space, especially in rough water conditions, makes a huge difference in overall fitness AND helps improve balance.

When you’re on the Indo Board, the user is utilizing the same muscles we use on our board to stay upright:  feet, calves, thighs and belly are all engaged. Then, negotiating the swinging motion of the roller (if on the original Indo Board or Indo “Longboard”) brings those muscles into sharp focus and quickly enhances strength and stability.

The Indo Yoga Board is also a functional tool for stability whereas a regular yoga practice, brought onto this 5′ long slightly unstable surface, requires the yoga practitioner to really work those foundational muscles (see above) in order to maintain equipoise and balance.

You’ve got to start somewhere. So, why not work with the tried and true methods of the Indo Board, created by East Coast Hall of Fame surfer Hunter Joslin?  It works. Ask around. Everybody’s got one.

For more information about where to order your Indo Board, check out their website at:

Be sure to tell Hunter, we sent ya!

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.