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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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9 Things You Need to Know Before Paddleboarding with Your Child

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Due to the tremendous surge in popularity that stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has experienced over the past several years, more families than ever are paddling out together and making lifelong memories. One of the great things about the sport of paddleboarding is the fact that it is a versatile activity that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of their age, skill level, or physical condition. Read More

7 Helpful Tips for Paddleboarding With Your Dog

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Paddleboarding with your dog is a great way to spend an afternoon outdoors, and with the right approach, you can properly introduce your pup to your SUP and be on the water in no time at all. While paddling with your pooch isn’t a difficult activity to learn, there are some important things to keep in mind when it comes to safety and overall enjoyment. Read More

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Is An Inflatable Paddle Board The Right Choice For You?

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How do you know if an inflatable paddle board is the right choice for you?  As the sport of stand up paddleboarding continues to mature, there are a growing number of options to choose from when it comes to selecting a board. But should you go with a hard board or an inflatable SUP? This question used to have an easy answer — serious paddlers purchased rigid SUPs, and recreational users went with the more convenient inflatables. In recent years, however, things have changed.

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