There’s no shortage of companies who are putting out great inflatable SUP boards these days — so what’s the best inflatable stand up paddle board on the market right now? The answer to this commonly asked question is not a simple one, as there are many factors which need to be taken into consideration, such as: Paddler size Paddling experience Intended use Budget Included accessories Fin setup Shape Warranty Are you a newcomer to the SUP world and looking for the best SUP for beginners? Looking to catch some waves and want to find an excellent inflatable SUP for surfing? Maybe you’re an angler and are looking for an iSUP that is great for fishing… The truth is, no one can say that there is a […]

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In this post, we are going to share our list of the best stand up paddle boarding books for 2017. Every SUP enthusiast should have some books about paddle boarding in their personal library, and the books listed below are a great starting point! Whether you are a beginner or advanced paddler, there is something for everyone in this list. These books are also great gift ideas for the paddle boarder in your life. So without further ado, let’s get to it… Best Paddle Boarding Books – 2017

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Best SUP Board Leash – 2017 Top Picks Do You Really Need a SUP Leash? When it comes to must-have paddle boarding accessories, a leash undoubtedly belongs at the top of the list. Without a leash, even the most experienced paddle boarder is at great risk of being separated from their board and drowning. If you’re out for a paddle without a leash and happen to fall off your board, wind and currents can quickly separate you from your board. It goes without saying that this can be life-threatening in many situations, and it simply isn’t worth taking the risk — be sure to always wear a leash! How to Choose the Best Paddle Board Leash When it comes to SUP leashes, there are a […]

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SUP fishing is a great way to get out and catch some fish, and an inflatable paddle board makes a perfect fishing platform. There are several well-built inflatable SUPs on the market that are extremely durable, portable, and super stable — making them an ideal option for anglers. In this post, we’re going to list our top picks for this year’s best inflatable fishing SUP. While the paddle boards listed vary in price and features, they’re all worthy contenders and make outstanding platforms for SUP fishing… Best Inflatable Paddle Board for Fishing – 2017 Top Picks Hala Fame Measuring 11’3″ x 37″ x 6″, the Hala Fame is a super stable platform that is absolutely ideal for SUP fishing. Featuring 15 reinforced stainless D-rings for […]

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Inflatable paddle boards are incredibly convenient and offer a lot of advantages when it comes to portability, but finding one that performs well in surf can be a challenge. When it comes to surfing, traditional hard boards typically outperform inflatable stand up paddle boards, but that gap continues to narrow as inflatable technology and construction techniques continue to advance. In this post, we’re going to share our top picks for this year’s best inflatable surf SUP. If you’re willing to sacrifice some surf performance in return for the many advantages offered by an iSUP, this post will hopefully help you find a board that is right for you… Best Inflatable Paddle Board for Surfing – 2017 Top Picks Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 The Sea Eagle […]

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Hala SUP Boards Rigidity Test

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The Hala lineup of inflatable SUP boards is known for being extremely rigid and super durable… With Hala’s composite carbon and fiberglass inflatable paddle boards, the performance gap between traditional hard boards and iSUPs continues to dwindle. Each of Hala’s inflatable paddle boards is constructed of the finest PVC drop stitch material, an unbreakable universal fin box, flexible fins, and a rocker stiffening stringer. In addition to their overall toughness, each Hala SUP is backed by one of the best inflatable paddle board warranties in the business today (a full 3 years). If you’re looking for an insanely well-made inflatable board that is super stiff and backed by a company that truly cares about their customers, Hala Gear is a SUP company to consider.

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In an effort to bring awareness to the massive problem of plastic waste pollution on our waterways, stand up paddle boarder Lizzie Carr decided to put some of that plastic to use… With some help from her boyfriend, Carr collected 900 plastic bottles from UK canals and built a fully-functional raft out of all the trash. So what’s the big deal with plastic, you might ask? It takes 450 years for a single plastic bottle to break down The average individual goes through 200 plastic bottles in a year The UK alone produces waste of 13 billion plastic bottles per year If each of us does our part, we can make a difference.

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The northernmost town in Palm Beach County, Jupiter, FL is a wonderful paddle boarding spot that has a lot of diversity. Jupiter is on the Atlantic Ocean side of the state and is near the Intracoastal Waterway which runs along the edge of eastern Florida. It’s also right on the Loxahatchee River, thus providing a wide variety of SUP options — from the Loxahatchee River to the Intracoastal, there is something for all types of paddlers. The climate in Jupiter is called a “Tropical savanna” climate. Most of the time, the weather in Jupiter is warm. Winters are typically dry and quite mild — making it a perfect location for year-round stand up paddle boarding.Jupiter has been ranked as the “9th Happiest Seaside Town in […]

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Hala Playa Review

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The Hala Playa SUP is a super fun inflatable paddle board that is easy to maneuver and extremely fast. Measuring 10’6″ x 30″ x 6″, the Playa has a gun shape and performs well in both surf and flat water conditions. Steamboat Springs, Colorado-based Hala Gear got started in 2011, and over the past few years they’ve gained a reputation for their high-quality inflatable SUPs and envelope-pushing designs. The Hala SUP brand is synonymous with top-shelf build quality, cutting edge designs, and great performance. In this Hala Playa review, we’ll take a closer look at this inflatable paddle board’s best features, specs, construction, included SUP accessories, pros and cons, and more. If you’re searching for a board that performs extremely well as a touring/surfing SUP […]

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The Sea Eagle LongBoard 11 SUP is an extremely high-quality, all-around inflatable paddle board that can handle everything from moderate surf to SUP fitness. The LB11’s 6″ thickness and drop stitch PVC construction give it great overall rigidity and durability. When it comes to making inflatable watercraft, Sea Eagle is as experienced as they come. Founded in 1968, Sea Eagle is a family owned and operated company that has been making top-shelf inflatable boats, kayaks, and paddle boards for about 50 years. Every board in the Sea Eagle SUP lineup is built like a tank and backed by an industry-leading 3 year warranty. The company also offers an unheard of 180 day risk-free trial period on all of their stuff. The smaller of the two […]

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