SUP 101 – What Is Stand Up Paddle Boarding and How to Get Started?

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Stand up paddle boarding continues to gain traction all around the world. This is not surprising because it’s an amazing sport that everyone can do. If you’re curious and don’t want to be left behind, you probably have a lot of questions. What exactly is it? How do you get started? What equipment do you … Read more

Paddle Board Terminology

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If you’re a stand up paddle board newbie, you may hear some terms that you don’t quite understand.  Like every other sport, paddle boarding has its own jargon, and it can be a little puzzling to non-paddlers.  So here is a list of common terms and their meanings to help you better understand paddle boarding. … Read more

How Much Wind Is Too Much for Paddle Boarding?

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The wind, and weather in general, can easily turn a beautiful paddle boarding session into a nightmare. Having the wind turn on you isn’t fun, and sometimes it can be dangerous.  But that doesn’t have to be the case. You can learn how to deal with a situation like this or, better still, avoid it … Read more

Is Paddle Boarding Bad for Your Back?


Stand up paddle boarding is a fantastic full-body workout that’s ideal for people of all ages and sizes. It may look gentle and simple but it does a good job of engaging and strengthening almost every muscle in your body.  While this sounds great, it raises the question of causing injury. People with common issues … Read more

Paddle Boarding with Kids: How to Get Started

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It means a lot to introduce your kids to something you love, and paddle boarding is an activity that many parents can’t wait to introduce their children to. More importantly, it’s a fun way to escape from screens and spend some quality time together as a family.  But paddle boarding with kids can be slightly … Read more

How to Paddle Into the Wind

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Wind is a key factor when it comes to stand up paddle boarding; you always have to check the weather forecast to know what wind speed and direction you’ll be dealing with, as well as other weather issues. But even if you check the forecast – sometimes the weather will surprise you.   There’ll come a … Read more

How to Paddle Board with Your Dog: The Ultimate Guide

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Going paddle boarding with your furry best friend? Why not?  Everyone needs to spend some time outside for their physical and mental well-being. That includes your dog. So why not do something nice together–something like SUP! It allows you to escape the monotony of daily life and get some sun. Besides, stand up paddle boarding … Read more

What Muscles Does Paddle Boarding Work?

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In addition to being one of the most enjoyable activities, did you know that SUP is also an amazing workout? Knowing this, you might want to add in a few paddle boarding sessions to your exercise routine. But what muscles does paddle boarding work?  Stand up paddle boarding is one of the best full-body workouts … Read more

Can You Lose Weight Paddle Boarding?

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Stand up paddle boarding is quickly becoming the water sport of choice for many people. It’s easily accessible, quick to learn, and has lots of health benefits.  But if you’re on a weight loss journey, or are planning on starting one, you may be wondering whether SUP is effective, and if so – is it … Read more

12 Awesome Benefits of Paddle Boarding

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Stand up paddle boarding is a fun, low-impact exercise that you can enjoy with your buddies or family and is great for keeping your fit. But did you know that it offers a ton of other benefits too? While it may look easy, relaxing and low-effort, paddle boarding can actually have life-changing positive effects on … Read more

SUP Training – How to Train for Paddle Boarding

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Are you tired of leisure paddling and now want to take your SUP routine to the next level? Or are you thinking about getting into competitive SUP, and want to know where to start? Stand up paddle boarding does not always have to be an easy, relaxing activity. It can be a fantastic workout whether … Read more

Is Paddle Boarding Hard?

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One person may look at a paddler out in the water and think, “well, that’s easy.” Another one may consider the idea of standing on a small flat vessel on water intimidating.  If you’ve been toying with the idea of getting into SUP, you may be wondering about the learning curve. Or the degree of … Read more

Do Sharks Attack Paddle Boards? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Although humans aren’t the food of choice for sharks, they still fall victim to shark attacks every year. Unprovoked attacks do occur when sharks go after swimmers, or people on surf boards, and even small boats, but the reality is that any type of shark bite is somewhat unlikely in the grand scheme of things.  … Read more

Do Paddle Board Paddles Float?

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Since SUP boarding is done on water, you can almost be sure that your paddle will end up in the water at some point. You may fall in and let it go or it could accidentally slip from your hand.  So this raises the question, do paddle board paddles float?  It helps to know, so … Read more

Surfboard Vs Paddle Board: What’s The Difference?

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If you struggle to distinguish between surfboards and paddle boards, you’re not alone. The two can be confusing. Sure, each watersport seems different and a paddle board appears to be bigger than a surfboard. But is that all?   The answer is no. There are plenty of differences between surfing and paddle boarding, and therefore the … Read more

Can you Paddle Board While Pregnant?

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Exercising while pregnant is often encouraged, but it’s important to know which types of exercise are safe. You of course want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it’s paramount to avoid risky activities that might harm you or the baby. Plus, it is likely not the best time to suddenly take up new strenuous activities.  … Read more

Is Paddle Boarding a Sport?

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There’s no doubt that stand up paddle boarding is here to stay. As more and more people are getting into it – it’s clear that it is more than just a passing trend.   This, in fact, means that there’s more to SUP than you might think. It’s more than just a fun activity that helps … Read more

History of Paddle Boarding

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It might be hard to believe that one of the most popular aquatic sports is also one that doesn’t have a long track record behind it. While SUP history is rather short, the practice of paddle boarding itself is one that has long roots tracing all the way back to ancient times. This article will … Read more

How Often Should the Inflator on a Type v Life Jacket Be Checked?

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If you’ve wondered how often should the inflator on a type V life jacket be checked, you’re not alone. While Type V life jackets are a popular life vest option for water enthusiasts, knowing how to properly care for one is not always common knowledge.  You should check the inflator on your type V life … Read more

Is Paddle Boarding Harder Than Kayaking? Tips to Paddle Board Like a Pro

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If you’re new to the world of watersports, there’s probably a question that’s popped up in your head or time or two: is paddle boarding harder than kayaking?  Both kayaking and paddle boarding are comparable sports, with each requiring similar skills. However, the nature of how you use your body and vessel differs. Because of … Read more

What Is Good Weather for Paddle Boarding?

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“Always check the weather first!”  Ask any expert paddler for SUP safety advice and this is definitely something you’ll hear. Stand up paddle boarding is one of those activities that is heavily dependent on the weather.  Being an outdoor watersport means that both the weather and water conditions will determine whether or not you’ll enjoy … Read more

Are Bote Paddle Boards Good?

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Bote paddle boards are known for their unique designs and innovative features. It’s quite a popular brand and many paddlers are always eager to see what new designs Bote comes up with. There’s a lot of hype around the brand, no doubt.  But if you’re looking to buy a SUP, you’ll be concerned about more … Read more

Can You Paddle Board if You Can’t Swim? Stay Safe With These Tips

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The thought of paddle boarding is enticing for all adventure seekers, regardless of whether or not they know how to swim. Still, the question remains —can you paddle board if you can’t swim?  Simply put, if you practice basic safety tips and pick a body of water that is shallow enough, you can still paddle … Read more

Easy Paddle Board Repair Tips for the Everyday Paddler

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There’s no better feeling than being out on the open water on a paddleboard. But once you experience your first ding or paddle board puncture, the thought of a paddle board repair can feel overwhelming.  Luckily, repairing your paddle board doesn’t have to be a scary feat. Today, I’ll go over the basics of SUP … Read more

Are Paddle Board Pumps Universal?

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Almost every inflatable paddle board comes with a manual pump in the package. But if yours didn’t come with one, can you use your friend’s or partner’s pump to inflate your SUP?  Also, if we’re being honest, manually inflating your paddle board can be quite the task, especially if you’ve carried your SUP some distance … Read more

How to Transport Paddle Board in Your Truck

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Having a truck is a great way to transport your paddle board around without a roof rack, especially if you have a rigid board, rather than an inflatable SUP board. Trucks can simplify transport and allow you to easily load and unload your paddle board without issue.  Today we’re going to explore how to safely … Read more

10 Reasons Why Paddle Boarding Is a Great Workout

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From a distance, paddle boarding might not seem like the most active sport to get into. However, once you’re on the board, and you’re out on the water, you’ll get a newfound appreciation for what is easily one of the best sports for those who want a really good full body workout and are looking … Read more

Do Inflatable Paddle Boards Lose Air?

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If you’re new to SUP, and you’re worried about if your board will lose air, you can rest easy. Today’s quality built inflatable paddle boards do a great job holding onto their air, and gradual or repetitive air loss is not something you should really have to deal with.  Normally, any air loss in a … Read more

Do Inflatable Paddle Boards Pop?

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Inflatable paddle boards require pressurized air and, because they’re inflatable, it’s natural to wonder if they pop easily. The reality is, inflatable stand up paddle boards are pretty hard to pop and are surprisingly durable. Especially the types of quality inflatable boards available today.   But, just because an inflatable SUP board may be built really … Read more

Inflatable Paddle Board vs Solid Paddle Boards: Which Is Best?

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If you’re in the market for a paddle board, the first question you’ll be faced with is whether you want an inflatable SUP board or a hard paddle board. Both can offer superb performance, but picking the right one depends on what type of activity you will be using it for.  Let’s take a look … Read more

Should You Wear a Life Jacket When Paddle Boarding?

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Safety is Important to consider whenever you go out on the water, and paddle boarding is no exception. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or a skilled expert, it’s important to always wear an appropriately sized life jacket whenever you go out on your board.  If you SUP regularly, you’ve likely wondered if you’re legally required … Read more

Are Cheap Paddle Boards Any Good?

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If you’ve been checking out paddle board prices, then you know they can be ridiculously high. A well-made paddle board could set you back $1500 for an inflatable and over $2000 for a solid board. This is a lot of money for many people.  But you may have also come across some very cheap SUPs … Read more

Do Paddle Boards Have a Weight Limit?

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Worrying about the weight limits of paddle boards is a legitimate concern.  I always say that you can’t be too safe when it comes to water activities. You wouldn’t want to have a paddle board that sinks or flexes every time you get on it. You’ll be struggling to maintain balance while paddling. It can … Read more

What Kind of Strength Do You Need to Do Paddle Board Yoga

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If you’re just getting started in the world of paddle board yoga, you’ll need to start off nice and slow. SUP yoga might look pretty easy and straightforward, but it does require some significant core and arm strength. You also need to have a decent sense of balance to execute your poses.  Today, I’ll dive … Read more

Top 10 Paddle Boarding and Yoga Retreats Worth Booking

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Take your paddle boarding and SUP yoga to new heights by booking a paddle boarding retreat.  Stand up paddle boarding retreats are targeted towards water lovers and offer the opportunity to connect to nature in a meaningful way. Paddlers get a chance to experience serene locations all while they hone in their paddle boarding and … Read more

Are Inflatable Paddle Boards Worth the Money?

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Inflatable paddle boards took the world of SUP by storm and they continue to gain popularity.  While these boards are affordable and durable, there are still doubts about their reliability. Nobody wants to spend a lot of money on a paddle board, only for it to come apart after a few months (or pop when … Read more

How Do You Anchor a Paddle Board for Yoga

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Anchoring your paddle board for SUP yoga practice is much the same as anchoring any other small vessel. Simply find the right anchor, install it on your board, and use it when you need to. Today, I’ll go over the details of how to attach your paddle board anchor and how to throw it overboard … Read more

How Do You Learn Paddle Board Yoga?

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If you enjoy land yoga, and are ready to take your workout to the next level, then yoga on a paddle board might be a great fit for you. When you take your yoga routine to the water,  there’s a whole range of health benefits waiting for you. For starters you’ll be able to work … Read more

Can You Do Paddle Board Yoga in a Pool

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If you’re interested in learning paddle board yoga then you might be wondering about places you can practice. Going out for a paddling session might not be your first thought – if your main goal is learning yoga poses on a paddle board, rather than paddle boarding itself.  Doing SUP yoga in a pool is … Read more

How Hard Is Paddle Board Yoga?

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For many, seeing pictures of people practicing yoga on the water seems like a difficult feat. The reality is, paddle board yoga is actually not as hard as it seems.  It’s all about maintaining your balance on a paddle board and understanding how to slowly transition from pose to pose.  Today, I’ll share with you … Read more

What Is the Best Size Board for Sup Yoga?

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When it comes to most things in life, you can’t take a one size fits all approach. Luckily, in the world of paddle board yoga, that’s not quite the case.  Ask any water yogi and they’ll tell you that the number one thing you need for practicing yoga on the water is a great yoga … Read more

What Is a Yoga Paddleboard?

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To the untrained eye, a yoga SUP board and a traditional stand up paddle board may look the same. However, these boards can differ from one another considerably because they were designed for specific uses.  Today, I’ll share with you some key differences to understand between a traditional stand up paddle board and paddle boards … Read more

Is Paddle Board Yoga Good for You

If you enjoy SUP boarding and yoga, then why not try combining the two? Stand up paddleboard yoga is one of the best physical activities you can do.  Whether you join a SUP yoga class or go at it solo, the benefits of combining yoga with paddle boarding are numerous. Strengthen your balance, work muscles … Read more

Can You Do Yoga on a Paddle Board

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If you’re interested in paddle boarding and yoga, you’ll probably be happy to know that it’s possible to combine the two. Yes – you can do yoga on a SUP board All you need is a stable paddle board that is wide and long enough, a suitable body of water to practice on, and a … Read more

How to Put a Paddle Board on Your Car

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Unless you’re lucky enough to have a house or storage at the edge of the water, you’ll have to transport your board when you want to go paddling.  Hard paddle boards are big pieces of gear to move about, or you might want to move an inflatable board while it’s inflated, so you don’t have … Read more

How to Stand Up Paddle Board

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If you’re new to the sport of stand up paddle boarding, you’ve got a lot to look forward to. SUP boarding is one of the most fun on-water activities around. You can relax and play with friends and family, go fishing, try SUP yoga, go on camping adventures or even get a great full-body workout. … Read more

Your Guide to Perfect Paddle Board Maintenance

Stand up paddle boards have become more affordable in recent years, but they’re still a significant investment. Learning to paddle board safely and enjoyably is essential. However, unless you want to be buying a new SUP every season, you also need to know about paddle board maintenance. This article is going to show you the … Read more

Is Paddle Boarding Dangerous? 7 Ways to Stay Safe on the Water

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Stand-up paddle boarding is one of the most fun and versatile water sports you can take part in. But no matter what you plan to do on your board or how high your experience level is, you need to consider paddle board safety every time you head out. Every trip out on your board requires … Read more

17 Awesome Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Poses You Need To Try

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Paddle board yoga offers a great workout, improves balance, and gets you outdoors to reduce stress. However, it can be tough to know where to start, particularly if you’ve never practiced a yoga routine on the water. I’m going to show you some paddle board yoga poses perfect for beginners. So grab your board, and … Read more

Paddleboard Yoga Clothing – What to Wear for SUP Yoga

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Clothes that are stretchy, comfortable, and moisture-wicking (as you might wear to the gym) are best for SUP yoga. If it’s hot, a swimsuit and rash vest is ideal. When cooler, leggings and a workout top are a great choice. This guide will show you everything you need to know about what to wear for … Read more

What is SUP Yoga?

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SUP yoga takes your practice out of the studio and onto the water on a stand up paddle board. In addition to yoga’s regular benefits, the subtly moving board offers extra strength and balance challenges. The outdoor environment relieves stress, provides a connection with nature, and makes a fun workout space. Aside from straight up … Read more

How Long Do Inflatable Paddle Boards Last?

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How long do inflatable paddle boards last? This is one of the most common questions about inflatable SUPs.  Blow-up paddle boards have many advantages, the main one being portability and ease of storage. They are also much more durable than hard paddle boards and you may have seen the incredible durability tests like the one … Read more

What Size Paddle Board Do I Need?

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“What paddle board size do I need?” This is a question you’ll hear often, especially from beginners. Having the right size paddle board is key to having a good time on the water. Too wide or long and you may struggle to paddle and maneuver your SUP. Too short and narrow and you may end up … Read more

How Much Do Paddle Boards Cost?

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Cost is an important factor to consider when buying a stand up paddle board. When you start looking at SUP prices, you may find yourself confused. Some go for as little as $170, while others are more expensive than high-end kayaks! A good-quality paddle board costs between $500 and $1200. This will get you an … Read more

How Many Calories Does Paddle Boarding Burn?

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You have heard all about the health benefits of paddle boarding. It promotes mental health, engages all your muscles, helps with balance, and burns calories.  But this is not enough information, especially if you are on a fitness journey and looking to lose weight.  Exactly how many calories are burnt paddle boarding? Can you lose … Read more

Why Are Paddle Boards So Expensive?

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More and more people are taking up paddle boarding. You’ve decided that you don’t want to be left out. But when you start looking around for a good paddle board, you can’t believe the price tags. How can something so simple cost that much? I recommend spending at least $500 for a decent inflatable paddle board … Read more