Sup Surfing for Beginners – a video tutorial from Paddle Barbados

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Jason Cole of Paddle Barbados has a knack for reading the mind of a beginner sup surfer and telling him/her what to do at the right moment. He is articulate, skilled and a true gentleman. Here’s his quick sup surfing video for beginners to help you get out in the surf and begin riding a few waves.

How To Sup Surf:  a video for Beginners with Paddle Barbados

Jason and his wife Sarah own/run a stand up paddle board concession on Carlisle Bay in Barbados called Paddle Barbados.  They offer skilled instruction for flat water, surf and downwind sup experiences. They also rent paddle boards from Pebble Beach and are incredible hosts.  Together, they are filled with local knowledge and experience to make your stay in Barbados a sup-er fun adventure!

For more information, or to reach out to Sarah and Jason, go to their website: or email them at

About the author

Evelyn O'Doherty is a standup paddle racer, surfer and yoga teacher from the East End of Long Island in New York. Her passion for watersports drew her to leave a teaching career to pursue her athletic endeavors as a sup instructor, racing coach, sup racer, and now, as online editor for Standup Journal. Evelyn lives in East Hampton NY in the Springs area where she has daily access to the water to train and teach. 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.

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