Kneeling on a Paddleboard
The kneeling position is great for launching and docking, as it will keep you stable in the shallow water. It will also give you time to get your bearings. Kneeling is your go-to safety position; if at any point you are feeling shaky, tired, or find yourself in choppy or windy conditions, you can always kneel on your board.
Paddling Your SUP While Kneeling
Paddling forward on your knees is the same as doing it standing, but with one modification; you’ll want to choke down on your paddle. This means taking your hand off the top handle and placing both hands further down the paddle’s shaft. But other than that, the paddle stroke is the same. Reach forward, bury the blade in the water, bring it to your side, and then do it again. Practice on both sides, while headed towards deeper water, a bit further away from the shore or dock, in a quieter area.