4. Find your storage space
Even an inflatable SUP takes up a fair amount of space so, it’s important to have a good place to store it in mind. You’ll want somewhere that can keep it safe from the elements and any accidental bumps or collisions. That being said, you don’t have to worry too much about your SUP getting damaged. Inflatables are especially durable, but the better you look after your SUP the longer it will last. This is why an inflatable that can roll up and be stored in a bag is extremely convenient. There’s no need to build any racks or find a space that can accommodate the full length of your SUP.
5. Be smart about what you spend
When choosing a SUP, beginners do not need to buy the most expensive board on the market. Look for a balance between, affordability, quality, and durability, with all the accessories you need to get started paddling right away. Well-respected brands put the time into board design with the right materials and features so you still get a quality product that you can afford. Take the time to look at a few different companies to see what they offer. Many sell SUP packages, so you get everything you need and more in one purchase. The single most important accessory to consider is the paddle. A lightweight, highly durable paddle with a carbon-shaft will make a big difference in muscle soreness in your neck, back, and shoulders. Reduced fatigue means you can paddle faster, further, and have more fun each time you head out.