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What’s the Best SUP Size for You?

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You’ve made the call! It’s time to get a sweet new paddle board, but with so many options, how do you decide what SUP size is best for you? Don’t worry, we’re not about to head to the chalk board for this one. Like their riders, SUPs come in all shapes and sizes but that just means there are lots of great choices for all the different ways you like to paddle. Read More

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How to Choose the Best SUP Shape for You: Comparing All-Around, Touring, and Yoga Paddle Board Designs

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The different shapes and designs of stand up paddle boards provide you with a variety of options to choose from. The trick is to try and decide what you’d like to be doing while you’re out on the water and then let that guide your shape choice. However, that isn’t so straight forward if you haven’t had the chance to experiment with different boards in all kinds of conditions. But don’t worry, in this article we’ll help cut through the fog of uncertainty by comparing the different shapes of SUPs and what they mean for the rider.
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How to Choose a Life Jacket for Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an exciting way to get out on the water. However, when venturing off to enjoy the wonderful sport of SUP, it’s best to head out prepared.

As with all water sports a personal flotation device (PFD) is an essential piece of safety equipment. Some states even require PFDs by law. Your age, location and circumstance determine what’s required, so it’s always good to check with local authorities before heading out.

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What To Wear Paddleboarding By Season

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One of the best things about paddle boarding compared to other watersports is that you can do it all year-round, no matter the season. That’s not because you bought plane tickets to paddle elsewhere, but because with the proper attire you can head out in all four seasons regardless of your location. All you need to do is bring suitable clothing for the current conditions, which we’ll cover below.

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8 Things You Should NOT DO with Your Paddle Board

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There are more than enough ways to enjoy stand up paddle boarding, but there are a few things you should NOT DO if you want extend that enjoyment. You may not know it yet, but you and your board have a ‘mutual understanding.’ You take care of it and it’ll take care of you! At times this relationship may seem one-sided, but remember who keeps you afloat in rough seas.😉 By properly looking after your SUP you can help extend that loving relationship into something longterm. Because, although standup paddle boards are a sturdy piece of equipment they still require a bit of love and consideration. So if you want this to be one you remember, avoid the following.

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How To Care for Your Stand Up Paddleboard

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Proper care and maintenance of your stand up paddleboard can increase your board’s longevity and provide you with extra years of paddling. It doesn’t take much time or effort, but it’s certainly worth it. Building in a good maintenance routine as part of your setup and take down will help you avoid repairs and guarantee you more time on the water. We broke things down into a few key areas that coincide with the setup process. Focusing on these areas will help you keep your board in tip-top shape in a simple and easy way.

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SUP Paddles: How To Choose

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The right paddle is so good you forget you’re even using it. It just becomes an extension of your body. But the wrong paddle can make your time on the water feel like a chore. Above all, paddleboarding should be a blast! That’s why SUP enthusiasts, experienced paddlers, and pros choose the lightest and most efficient paddle that fits their budget. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular materials for paddle shafts, grips and blades along with their benefits, the optimal blade shape for all-around SUP, and the other features that set the best paddles apart.

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2019 Standup Paddleboard Lineup

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We’re kicking off 2019 with updates across our whole stand up paddle board lineup! Our SUPs have been put to the test all over the world and they’re ready to carry you into a whole new year Exploring the Beyond!

Before we dig into the details, we headed down to South Africa with the whole lineup to get some sweet footage so you could see what the new gear is all about . Check it out!

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How to Paddleboard Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers

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Learning how to paddleboard oceans, lakes and rivers is one of the most enjoyable things about the sport – there are SO many different bodies of water to try out! Where you live or where you are traveling might affect your options at the moment, but no matter where you live, there are almost always rivers and lakes nearby. If you happen to live near the ocean you’ll have endless options to explore.

Although we’ve referred to our planet as “Earth,” a Germanic word which means “the ground” for at least 1,000 years, almost 70% of it is covered by water! To keep it simple, all of that water can be broken down into three major categories rivers, lakes, and oceans, but if you’re interested in what’s the difference between things like a firth, fjord, and a freshet head here for an enlightening read.

Inflatable paddle boards are one of the most fun ways to tackle any body of water. To get things started we’ll begin with the two most common bodies of water ventured by paddle boarders, oceans and lakes. Then we’ll head over to rivers.

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The Best Paddleboard Stroke For Beginners

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Dialing in the best stand up paddleboarding stroke is key to improving your speed and confidence on the board. It’s also a constantly evolving process based on the conditions and your fitness level and it’s something you can expect to improve over time. As you get a feel for the water and the motion of the stroke your stroke will naturally become more efficient and powerful, but if you pay attention to a few key points, you can accelerate your learning and learn to go faster and stay straight on the water.

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