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SUP surfboard exercise helped this stand up paddle boarder catch and ride a wave

SUP Surfboard Exercises – 3 Drills to Help Improve Your Surfing

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SUP surfboard exercises like in any sport will help improve your overall fitness and increase your enjoyment while you’re out on the water. SUP surfing is incredibly fun and with a little bit of extra strength and endurance you’ll see your performance improve. There’s no reason to let the physical aspect hold you back. Embrace the challenge, it’s part of the fun.

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How to Choose the Best Paddle Board for Beginners – 5 Pro Tips

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Choosing the best paddle board for beginners is more straightforward than you think. Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is an on-the-water activity that’s grown quickly because at its core, it’s simply lots of fun regardless of how you choose to paddle. With so many activities to choose from, there’s a great option at every skill level. Plus, stand up paddle boarding is easy to learn, so almost anyone can enjoy being out on the water on a paddle board. Read More

man inflates Thurso Surf Waterwalker all-around SUP on beach near two people under an umbrella

The 3 Types of Stand Up Paddle Boards You Should Know – A Beginner’s Guide

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There are three types of stand up paddle board construction methods you need to know if you’re thinking about getting into the sport. Each type is unique and has it’s pros and cons. It’s up to the paddler to determine what’s best for them. The main difference explored in this article is the board’s construction material or what it’s made out of. The various materials perform differently on the water when compared to each other. This means that it is important to understand those differences so you can better assess which is most appropriate for you. The three main types of stand up paddle boards are:

  • Epoxy Paddle Boards
  • Inflatable Paddle Boards (sometimes called iSUPs)
  • Soft Top Paddle Boards

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Following SUP surfing safety, man catches wave on Thurso Surf Waterwalker All-around SUP

SUP Surfing Safety: 6 Tips for Staying Safe in the Surf

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SUP surfing is an exhilarating experience, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned surfer. It’s unlike any other sport. You rise high, to land low. The head rush itself is amazing, and SUP surfing is a completely different water sport compared to traditional surfing. Not to mention, that feeling of accomplishment you get as a rider when you catch a wave just right. Read More

Man and woman walk with award winning Thurso Surf Waterwalker All-around SUP

Thurso Surf Awarded Top Rated All-Around SUP for 2020

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The Thurso Surf Water Walker 126 has been awarded one of the “Top rated All-Around SUPs for 2020 by SUP industry leader Supboardguide.com. This is the third consecutive year in a row that Thurso Surf has received this award. We have also received 9+ ratings from SUPBoardGuide for each of our inflatable stand up paddle boards this year such as the Water Walker series, Expedition 138, Max 138, and Tranquility 128 paddle boards this year.
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man paddles from knees with two children sitting on the stand up paddleboard traction pad

Boards with Full-length Stand Up Paddleboard Deck Pads: Why You Need One!

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Stand up paddleboard traction pads are more important than you think. Some avid paddleboarders want a race board, touring board, or a specific water sports board, but for most people, finding a versatile board is the best way to go. Investing in a paddle board is not cheap, so buying a versatile one can be well worth the money. This is especially true if the goal is to do more than one paddle boarding activity on the water. Different boards have different shapes and styles, but a full-length deck pad makes an awesome upgrade to any SUP. A SUP board with full-length deck pad increases the overall versatility of the board allowing you to do more on deck.
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woman doing SUP exercise on her Thurso Surf Tranquility Yoga SUP

The Top SUP Exercises and How to do Them

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There are a lot of SUP exercises out there to choose from. And stand up paddleboarding even without dedicated fitness routines provides a great workout itself. It’s especially fine-tuned to work your core and can help to improve your overall balance and coordination. Plus, not only does it strengthen your body, it’s a fun activity to do when you get the chance to hit the water. Read More

closeup of man working with fishing tackle on fishing paddle board

Choosing the Best Fishing Paddle Board – Everything You Need to Know

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Fishing is a relaxing and enjoyable time spent on the water for many regular and part-time fishers alike. The majority of those who fish are used to doing it from shore or out of vessel like a fishing kayak or boat. However, many experienced anglers have opted to use a stand up paddle board to enjoy their favorite pastime, fishing. So, if you’re curious and handy with a paddle board, then SUP fishing (stand-up fishing) is a great way to enjoy this water activity. Read More

close up of man standing on Thurso Surf Waterwalker All-around SUP

Stand Up Paddle Board Traction Pad – How to Choose the Right One

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Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or pro, having a good stand up paddle board traction pad can make all the difference. A good SUP traction pad shouldn’t only look cool, but provide you with all the benefits that come along with extra grip and comfort. This is especially true for those just starting out on their paddle board adventures. Having a good traction pad not only makes longer rides and sitting more comfortable. They also can make it easier to learn and help with stability while practicing the paddle board basics.
So, before choosing a paddle board traction pad, it’s good to understand what type you prefer. Look at the material, size and type of paddle boarding that it is going to be used for. Some will be designed for SUP yoga and long rides, while others may work better for high-speed racing. Making the right choice can add to the paddle board experience as well as help protect and maintain the board itself.

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man and woman paddling in front of rocks and yacht on Thurso Surf kayak paddle board combo

Kayak Paddle Board Combo? We Answer All of Your Questions

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People who love watersports may have trouble choosing what to invest in when it comes to picking a paddle board or kayak. For those who love the challenge of gliding across a body of water, they’re both great. In the past, paddlers would have to buy one, the other, or both. Now there is a newer product on the market, the kayak paddle board combo. It’s an easy-to-use, quick to setup, cool new hybrid that turns your stand up paddleboard into a kayak.
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