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Maryland-based Pumped Up SUP is one of the leading online retailers of inflatable paddle boards, and if you enter the Pumped Up SUP discount code BOARDER75 when checking out, you’ll save $75 off all iSUPs by Earth River SUP, Red Paddle Co, Starboard, and Hala Gear. In addition to the $75 off Pumped Up SUP coupon discount, your order will also include a FREE 3-piece travel paddle, FREE shipping, and no sales tax (unless you happen to live in the state of Maryland). Founded in 2011, PumpedUpSUP.com specializes in inflatable SUPs and accessories. The company is made up of serious paddling enthusiasts who use all of the gear that they sell, and they’re dedicated to providing top-shelf customer support (both before and after a sale […]

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When it comes to transporting an inflatable paddle board, there are a variety of options. In addition to tossing a deflated, rolled-up SUP in the backseat or trunk of your vehicle, you can also transport your SUP on the top of your vehicle using a rack and some straps. In this post, we’ll show you how to secure your SUP to a roof rack using durable tie down straps. *Equipment needed: , tie down straps Step 1: Place your paddle board on the roof of your vehicle with the board’s top deck facing down. Make sure that the board is centered and well-positioned. Step 2: With the buckle of the first strap in your hand, toss the other end of the strap over your vehicle […]

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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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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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Paddle Boarding in Tampa, FL

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As mentioned in our free Florida paddle boarding guide, it’s a well-known fact that the beautiful Sunshine State is a SUP hotspot. The Tampa area, in particular, is a fantastic place in Florida to do some paddling! Located on Tampa Bay near the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s west coast, Tampa has been ranked as one of America’s best outdoor cities by Forbes Magazine. The wonderful climate and many options for outdoor activities make it a fun city for those who enjoy an active, outdoors lifestyle. Tampa Bay flows into the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s bordered by Hillsborough Bay and Old Tampa Bay. These two bodies of water combine to form Tampa Bay, and the Hillsborough River is actually the source of the majority […]

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When it comes to buying a stand up paddle board, should you buy an inflatable paddle board or a hard SUP? While the answer to this question depends greatly on what type of paddler you are and how you’ll be using your SUP, in this post we’re going to give you 10 great reasons to consider an inflatable SUP for your next board purchase. As time goes on, iSUP boards have continued to get better and better. New technology is emerging and construction techniques are evolving. The performance gap between the best inflatable SUP boards and rigid boards continues to narrow, and many diehard traditional SUP riders are now making the switch to iSUPs. While it’s true that performance-oriented paddlers involved in racing, serious wave […]

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Paddle Boarding in Key West, FL

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Key West is one of the hottest destinations in Florida, and this stunning area is a prime location for stand up paddle boarding. Just 106 miles north-northeast of Havana, Cuba, the city of Key West is 7.4 square miles, with 1.5 square miles of that being water. With the Gulf of Mexico to the west, the Bahamas to the east, Cuba to the south, and the Florida mainland to the north, the warm, crystal clear water of Key West is typically gentle and smooth, making for some outstanding SUP conditions. There are plenty of amazing paddling spots located throughout Key West. A few of the more popular SUP spots in Key West are: Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Smathers Beach Simonton Street Beach Higgs Beach Sugar Loaf […]

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The SUP fitness secret is out, and many are discovering the fat burning, weight loss, and muscle toning benefits of stand up paddle boarding. But just how many calories does paddle boarding burn? For starters, we know that the simple act of standing burns 206 calories an hour. When you stand, your leg and back muscles are continually firing in order to keep you balanced and upright. Standing on a paddle board requires much more energy because of the additional balance required, so the calories being burned while standing in a stationary position on your paddle board increases significantly. Add recreational paddling to the mix, and you’ll most likely be burning between 300 or 400 calories an hour. Obviously, more intense paddle boarding such as […]

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