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4 things you didn’t know about your Stand Up Padleboarding Instructor Trainer, Jose H Gonzalez

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4 things you didn’t know about your Stand Up Padleboarding Instructor Trainer, Jose H Gonzalez

Have you been a trainer before? What qualifies you as a trainer? I have experience developing instructors with Outward Bound’s Sailing program in Boston.  In addition, I have worked in academia in the Teacher Preparation program for over a decade training the next generation of secondary school teachers as well as PE teachers in Puerto Rico and New Hampshire.  With my doctorate in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction, I train SUP Instructor candidates in experiential education methodologies that will enhance their own trainings. Do you have a teaching philosophy? My background in curriculum design and instruction has...

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SUP Paddles

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SUP Paddles

If you look in my garage right now, you’ll see several paddles, but essentially it comes down to two main paddles, one for surfing and one for ocean/flat water paddling.  Paddle choice is just as personal as board choice, and you should feel just as particular about it. The basic criteria I use when selecting a paddle is the paddle blade size and the flex/stiffness of the paddle. My SUP surfing paddle blade area is wide, to displace more volume per stroke.  While my ocean/flat water paddle blade has a tall narrow blade. This is to increase my stroke rate,...

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