Step 1: What’s Important and/or a Priority for You?
This can actually be the most difficult part of planning a paddleboarding trip. Because inflatable SUPs are so versatile and easy to transport, your options are limitless. This of works in your favor as long as you can answer your own question – what’s important to you?
When thinking about what’s important, it’s best to start first by considering how much time you have. Obviously, if you only have the weekend, you’ll have to find somewhere relatively close to where you live. On the other-hand, if you have a whole week to enjoy then your options expand.
A second thing to consider is what other activities you’re interested in doing during your paddleboarding trip. Do you want a chance to hike or bike while you’re enjoying the great outdoors? Would you like to get some fishing in? Take a few minutes to reflect and make you choice(s).
Lastly, it’s of course crucial to think about who you plan to along with you on your paddleboarding trip. Consider their skill level if they’re planning on paddleboarding with you. Do they have any experience paddling? If so, figure think about planning your route together. If not, think of what other activities they might like to do while traveling with you while you enjoy some time on the water.