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Beginner - where to practice safely?

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Created by msupkf 3 months ago, 26 Jan 2022
msupkf
3 posts
26 Jan 2022 7:46PM
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Guys, I bought an SUP and a life jacket. I'm a beginner and have not tried SUP ever but it looks fun. I also already watched heaps of youtube videos on SUP basics.

where can I practice safely? I'm located in western sydney.

thank you!

DaveSandan
VIC, 1142 posts
27 Jan 2022 7:55AM
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Can you get to the rowing center in Penrith? Any lakes near you?

msupkf
3 posts
29 Jan 2022 2:53AM
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Yes, i can get to the rowing center. Is that allowed there?

supsidedown
NSW, 2 posts
29 Jan 2022 7:10PM
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What's your general fitness level like, and are you a strong swimmer?

If you are already confident in water then you are ok to practice on your own in safe places such as lakes, rivers as long as the weather is good, no currents and not windy.


If you are not a strong swimmer then best to join a group where others can assist you if needed.

As for specific areas I'm not sure, but I think the Nepean river could be an option.

Good luck and have fun!

msupkf
3 posts
31 Jan 2022 4:45PM
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I'm a non-swimmer hence the life vest pfd 100. Will have a go at nepean river this weekend.



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