Paddleboarding is really popular, but there is more to it than the board itself. There are many paddle board accessories that can enhance your paddleboarding experience.
We’ve searched the web and collected the most popular SUP accessories that will definately help you in various ways.
1. Gearlab Deck Pod – Kayak/SUP Deck Bag
If you’re heading out for a more extended paddleboarding session, you’ll probably need to take with you a handful of things. A backpack could do it. But if you’d need to carry it on your shoulders for multiple hours, it would be quite tiresome. Luckily there’s a solution to it – deck bag. It sits comfortably on your SUP or kayak and does not limit your movements in any way. Need to paddle a great distance and stay hydrated? No problem, it fits a bladder up to 3L. On top of that, once strapped to your board, it’s really low profile and will not get in the way as you paddle.
2. SUP-Now Paddle Board Carrier/Storage Sling
Are you having trouble carrying your solid SUP? Don’t want to drop it and get unnecessary scratches and dents? Then you got to have this shoulder SUP sling. It’s really durable and lightweight. Once not in use, it can be conveniently rolled up and packed away in a bag. Works well with any SUP size as it’s adjustable with straps. Also, with its well-padded shoulder strap, it’s quite comfy.
3. THURSO SURF SUP Deck Bag Paddle Board Cooler
Who doesn’t like a cold drink on a hot and sunny day in the middle of the lake! This Thurso Surf water-resistant deck bag offers just that. Its quite spacious – easily fits ten standard cans. Of course, it’s not limited only to that. You can store both drinks and food in it, which is truly handy for longer paddling sessions. On top of the available space, it has an additional pocket for your phone and other essential accessories. Also, connecting the bag to the board is dead simple. It can be attached either with suction cups (work only on a solid board) or with straps for inflatable SUP. From our point of view, it’s one of the best SUP cool bags on the market.
4. Voxkin Universal Waterproof Case
A phone is often a necessity on a paddling trip, especially if you want to measure your performance, e.g., with a paddling app. Plus at the same time, it can be incredibly useful in case of an emergency. But as it’s an electronic device, then it must be kept out of the water. That’s where this case comes in. Overall it is well designed and can be worn around the neck or attached to your arm with the strap. The later is very useful if you don’t want the case to dangle around. A nice touch to it is the little compass that is useful during night paddling or in case you lose the sight of the shore.
5. DockLocks SUP and Surf Board Lock
You may be surprised, but the SUP board theft has become really common. Just take a look at their price. Top-quality boards cost quite a lot, and because of that are targeted. So, if you leave your board out of sight, better secure it with a quality lock like this one from DocksLocks. With it, you’ll be able to secure it to, e.g., bike rack and lamp post. The lock itself has a jaw that attaches to your leash plug bar. If there’s a problem with that, a cleat is included for use in the fin track.
6. Cor Surf Adjustable Stand Up Paddleboard Cart
This SUP cart from Cor Surf is an excellent alternative to the paddle board carrier sling that we’ve already mentioned. If you don’t want to carry it, pull it with a cart. Put one end of the board on the cart and hold it on the other end. Any board type and size can be fitted. Of course, for SUP protection, it’s nicely padded with foam bumpers. It’s lightweight, simple, and durable, everything that one would love.
7. Kayalu Kayalite Kayak/SUP Light
Are you thinking about a night paddling session? Don’t go out blindly with any light that you can get your hands on. Take the best there is. Kayak/SUP light from Kayalu is just that. With a bright LED and white titanium-infused diffusion lens, it will last up to 100 hours, which is enough for multiple trips. And that’s achieved with only 3 AA alkaline batteries. The second thing why it’s praised so much by the paddling community is its durability. This light is very well made and will last you for years.
8. THURSO SURF Paddle Board Seat
Are you tired of standing all the time or want to take a break during your paddling trip? No problem. This Thurso Surf paddle board seat will transform your SUP into a kayak in no time. With high-quality PE material, it will feel very comfy. Also, attachment to the board itself is dead simple. It can be attached either with suction cups (to solid SUP) or straps (to inflatable SUP).
9. Best Marine & Outdoors Anchor Kit
An anchor is an excellent addition to your list of paddle board accessories. There could be multiple reasons why you’d want to drop anchor and stay stationary. For example, it’s quite handy if you’re out photographing, and you need to wait for your perfect shot, you’re out fishing or doing yoga. It weighs 3.5 pounds, and the 40 feet long line will allow you to drop it even in rather deep places. Plus, its rust-free, so it will last for many years.
10. Earth Pak -Waterproof Dry Bag
A bag is always useful for longer paddling sessions. If you don’t like a deck bag, this a good alternative. This dry bag is available in multiple sizes where the bigger ones come with comfy backpack-type shoulder straps. Store your items in 10L, 20L, 30L, 40L, or 55L bags, and keep them dry.
This concludes our list with the best paddle board accessories. Do you have any gadgets in mind that we didn’t include? Please send them over to us. We’ll gladly take a look.