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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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How to Transport a Paddle Board – The Easiest Way to Get to the Water

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While most paddle boarders think about racks for the vehicle when they plan how to transport their paddle board and gear, they forget that they must also get it from the car to the water. That can be a quick walk, or it can be a good portage to get to the right spot. Carrying it might be ok for a short trek, but what can a stand up paddle boarder do if they are going to have to hike for a bit?

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Stand Up Paddle Clothes – What to Wear Paddle Boarding

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When you are heading out on the water to paddle board, knowing what stand up paddle clothes to wear is important. Being out on the water and not being prepared for the weather means you are not going to enjoy your paddle to the full extent you should. You want to wear the right attire for the conditions, so you are comfortable and able to enjoy your outdoor experience.  Read More

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How to Choose the Best Women’s Paddle Board – Common Misconceptions

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With so many options, how can one find the best women’s stand up paddle board? First and foremost, avoid the common misconceptions. They’re out there, but this article will help you overcome those, so you can find the best SUP for women and enjoy what’s great about the sport. The love for stand up paddle boarding is due to its many awesome benefits. It offers good exercise, stress relief, outdoor adventure and it’s a lot of fun. Try it yourself and you’ll know what we’re talking about. To enhance those benefits and increase your love for SUP you’ll want to find a board that meets your needs and fits you right. Choosing a board is fun, so don’t let the following misconceptions get in the way.
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Stand Up Paddleboard Fishing: The New Fishing Vessel of Choice?

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For those who love to be out on the water in the hopes of catching a fish, there is now a new way to enjoy the outdoor activity. Stand up paddleboard (SUP) fishing is the newest trend and is great for both beginner and experienced fishermen. Decking out a paddleboard to do some angling is as fun as it is to get a regular boat ready. A paddler can take along anything they need for a great time out on the water.
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SUP Boards Yoga: The Benefits of Yoga on a Paddle Board

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Stand up paddleboards (SUP) have opened a new door when it comes to getting a workout by combining paddleboarding and a yoga class. Both are fantastic workouts on their own but together, it is a win-win. It is not complicated; it is simply doing yoga on a paddleboard out on the water instead of on a yoga mat. Now’s your chance to get out of the studio or gym and on to the open water!

Some of the Many Benefits of SUP Yoga

Exercise is of course beneficial, but not always fun. However, with SUP yoga you get to combine two great activities into one enjoyable experience. Best of all you don’t need a huge level of experience in either paddleboarding or yoga to start. However, if you’re interested there are a variety of classes and routines (flows) for beginners all the way up to those who are more accomplished. In the end, SUP yoga is a great way to get out in the fresh air and enjoy some challenging and enjoyable exercise.

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Calories Burned Stand Up Paddleboarding – What They Don’t Tell You

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For those who love to stand up paddleboard (SUP) or are looking to get into the sport, a great incentive is the dynamic workout you get from the sport. A stand up paddleboarder not only has fun, but also enjoys a great healthy physical activity that is easy to learn. It’s an awesome workout as even a relaxing recreational paddle ends up burning between 305 to 430 calories every hour a paddler is out on the water. Read More

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SUP and Surf Slang 101

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It’s time to hit the books and learn SUP and Surf Slang 101. Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has its own language, slang terms borrowed from surfing and other paddle sports terminology or invented for SUP itself. Since SUP is a combination of sports and their associated equipment some of the common words may be familiar other words are freshly minted for paddling. Pick up the lingo so you can speak to your fellow paddleboarders in their own language and understand what these definitions actually mean. Bookmark this SUP glossary for easy reference and you’ll be speaking the lingo of a pro in no time. Read More

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Safe SUP Surfing for the Beginner – Ten Quick Tips

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If you are going to take up stand up paddleboard (SUP) surfing, it helps to do a little research before heading out. Knowing and avoiding the most common beginner mistakes will help you better enjoy your time on the water and improve your paddling technique. Whether you have your own board and paddle or are going to rent what you need to surf, knowing some basic tips and tricks will make your time on the water safe and enjoyable.
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Beginners SUP Racing: Fitness Tips for Your First SUP Racing Event

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If you are new to stand up paddleboarding and want to get into SUP racing, it can be a little daunting to hit the water for your first competition. Once you’ve mastered the basics of SUP it might be time to take up a competitive challenge. Whether you want to do a small charity paddle or a long SUP race, you need to make sure you’re up to the task. That way you can enjoy the challenge and stay motivated for the next one. Read More

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