Poor balance is a concern for most people, but is not necessarily a big problem in learning to SUP. We make sure students are properly matched with the right size board for their height and weight, which gives them maximum stability on the water. We also teach to use the paddle as a brace when standing (like an outrigger) and about using momentum to create stability. We teach “weight shift” techniques for better balance. Many are surprised at how easy it is to stand.