Wind is important – aim for less than 15 mph, or ideally 10 mph.
Bend your knees if you need more stability
Don’t be afraid to sit down
Swell and tides are important
Aim to SUP on places with less rocks
It is easier to carry the SUP board inflated
Recommended Free App:
What3Words The whole world has been divided as a grid in 3m X 3m squares assigned unique words. Good for sharing location – used by emergency services. If you drift out to sea phone the coastguard and give them your unique 3 words. It will be quicker to find you!
Go Paddling Shares locations of paddlepoints across the world.
Strava useful if you want to track your paddle
If on the coast it is worth looking at the tides, this is a great website. Depends on your coast but 1 hour before and after high (or low tide) is best. The time to avoid is in the middle of low and high tide when it is changing rapidly.