You want to wait for any strong winds to die down so that you have calm water conditions as well. If there are any smooth transition areas from land to water make sure take the smoothest transition route possible. When entering the water, the first thing that you are going to need to be aware of is your paddle board’s fin. If you are in less shallow waters your paddle board fin could potentially break off or get damaged if in too shallow waters. You should wait until you are in knee deep water before you attempt to get on your board. Once you are in knee deep water you are now going to lift one leg and place it on the board.
Do not stand straight up on the board. The board will not be balanced and you will fall off. Now that you have one leg on the board you are now going to bring over the other leg. You should have both hands and knees on the board. If you have never paddle boarded before you are going to want to practice paddling around on your knees initially so that you get accustomed to paddling. Once you have gotten the hang of that you are going to at your own pace stand up on the board. Do not go to fast or you most likely will lose your balance. Now that you are fully on your board enjoy paddling around!