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What Size of Standup Paddle Board Do I Need: Expert Tips on Buying an SUP

What Size of Standup Paddle Board Do I Need: Expert Tips on Buying an SUP

Buying an iSUP is not an easy task because it is a customizable purchase. You need to buy a paddle board that accommodates your body weight, nature of  paddling, and your level of experience. You need to buy a paddle according to your height and style of cruising around (lake or surf?) as well. Are you planning to purchase a standup paddle board? Are you wondering about, “What size of standup paddle board do I need?”  If yes, read this...
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How to Standup Paddleboard Safely: Tips From Experts

How to Standup Paddleboard Safely: Tips From Experts

Standup paddleboarding is one of the most popular water sports worldwide but according to the US coast guards’ statistics, 20% of water causalities take place due to the lack of safety measures while surfing, kayaking, and standup paddleboarding in the US. In fact, standup paddlers may incur severe risk if they do not adhere to paddleboarding safety standards. Indeed, standup paddleboarding is an interesting sport and it is good for health too. However, it can be risky if you are...
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Top Tips on Choosing a Standup Paddleboard for Beginners

Top Tips on Choosing a Standup Paddleboard for Beginners

Beginners in any water sport have to be extra cautious so that they can enjoy the sport, safely. Water sports are really thrilling but if you are not skilled enough, they can be risky too.  The same holds true for standup paddleboarding. A beginner should not try to cover large bodies of a water that an ace paddler can easily do. If you are at the beginner’s stage of standup paddleboarding, you should opt for buying or renting a standup...
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Different Types of Standup Paddle Boards

Different Types of Standup Paddle Boards

Standup paddle boards are unique as a sports accessory each different type of paddleboarding. These boards are popularly known as SUP. Essentially, paddleboarding is a type of (sometimes flat water) surfing and it also first started in Hawaii. When it comes to action, it is somewhat a combo of water surfing and kayaking.  In this sport, paddlers stand on their board and move with the wave, like surfing,  however they can catch waves earlier, and steer sharper with the help...
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Five Must-have iSUP Accessories

Five Must-have iSUP Accessories

You’ve bought an iSUP board and a paddle, what else do you need? It turns out that there are some other pieces of gear and equipment that you may want to consider picking up as well. Upgrades and aftermarket add-ons include the options to upgrade fins, add a waterproof music system, leash, seat back for hybrid kayaking, or a fishing deck, and more! And as always, proper safety gear is essential.  A good life vest, or inflatable waist pack, for...
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Inflatable paddleboards vs hard paddleboards

Inflatable paddleboards vs hard paddleboards

Why you should buy an inflatable standup paddleboard (iSUP): Inflatable vs hard paddleboards The age old debate; Hard SUPs vs iSUPs, is a major topic of discussion among both beginner and seasoned paddlers. Some SUP paddlers swear by only using a hard standup paddleboard while others strongly believe that an inflatable SUP is the way to go. You will definitely see both inflatable and hard standup paddleboards in the water, so which of the two board types is better? The...
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Which Inflatable Standup Paddleboard to Choose? We break it down.

Which Inflatable Standup Paddleboard to Choose? We break it down.

Choosing the right Inflatable Standup Paddleboard can seem intimidating at first, but it’s a choice that can be quite simple once explained.  As with most sports, there are different tools for different jobs, and no single board is the perfect solution for all types of paddling. However, most people build up their quiver one at a time, and you’ve got to start somewhere right!? One of the larger decisions to be made is between a hard board and an inflatable...
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Things to Go With your Standup Paddleboard

There are a number of products that can help you stay comfortable on or off the water, including clothing options, leases, water bottles, backpacks, you name it! When you’re going to SUP, you want to do it in style, and have all the right gear. Whether you’re heading for a river, the local break, or a lake, make sure you bring everything you need to have fun, and look good doing it! iSUP is a great way to get outdoors...
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New SELF Inflating SUP

Wow!  I love the ingenuity on this idea from Sipaboards.  A small air pump is built in, and the magnetic switch in the plug cover activates it.  Beautiful idea.  They also have an electric drive sup, similar to jet power.  Check them out! http://sipaboards.com

Isle Surf and SUP Review

We review a couple Isle boards (link).  I personally own one and love it.  It is very stable, glides well in a little wind chop, seems fast enough for the width, is light to carry, and looks rad too. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IsleSurfandSup. Follow us on facebook!: https://www.facebook.com/thebestisup.