SUP Buying Guides Archive

In this 2017 inflatable SUP buyer’s guide, we’ll list our top picks for this year’s best paddle boards. We’ve broken our guide down into four main categories: Best inflatable paddle boards over $1,000 Best inflatable SUPs under $1,000 Best iSUPs under $750 Best inflatable stand up paddle boards under $500 Although it has only been a mainstream sport for a short time, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is quickly becoming more and more popular around the world. Until recently, traditional rigid SUP boards meant that the sport was still dependent on roof racks, expensive trailers, and the inconvenience of having to drag a heavy board to your paddling destination. Thankfully, with the development of new technology, a new breed of inflatable paddle boards is bringing some much-needed convenience to our sport. The latest generation of iSUP boards […]

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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 NRS Heron 11′ Fishing SUP The NRS Heron 11′ inflatable SUP is a solidly-built board that is perfect for fishing. The Heron features two 7″ side chambers that make […]

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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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We all know that paddle boarding with your dog is a ton of fun, but did you know that a dog life jacket is a must-have SUP accessory? Many newcomers to the sport of stand up paddle boarding overlook the importance of a dog life vest, but your four-legged SUP partner needs one! So what’s the big deal, you ask? There are three main reasons why life jackets for dogs are necessary: Your dog could become too tired to paddle back to you The handle makes it easy to pull your dog back onto your SUP The brightly-colored vest helps other boarders and boaters to see your dog In this post, we’re going to list the best dog life jacket options for 2017. All of […]

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Most inflatable paddle boards come with a decent manual hand pump, but an electric SUP pump is far more convenient. With an electric paddle board pump, you can inflate your SUP quicker and easier. Instead of wasting your time and energy manually pumping up your SUP, using an electric iSUP pump will allow you to conserve your paddling energy and maximize the time you spend on the water. In this post, we’re going to list the best electric SUP pump options currently on the market… The Best Electric SUP Pumps for Sale in 2017 BTP12 Two Stage Electric SUP Pump The Bravo BTP12 is a two stage electric paddle board pump that will quickly inflate your SUP to your desired PSI. The BTP12 pump kit […]

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Many newcomers to the sport of stand up paddle boarding buy a board and stop there, but there are 5 SUP accessories that we think every stand up paddle boarder should own. While paddling out is always fun, each of these items will undoubtedly add to your enjoyment when you’re out on the water. In this post, we’re going to share our list of the top 5 paddle boarding accessories that no one should live without. So without any further ado, let’s jump right in… 1. Onyx M-24 Belt Pack PFD Forget bulky life jackets — is a super compact personal flotation device that stays out of your way. The lightweight and comfortable M-24 easily inflates with a simple pull of the T-cord, giving you […]

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Picking out the best paddle board for beginners in today’s crowded SUP marketplace is a challenge, to say the very least. There are a lot of important considerations that you need to take into account when buying your first SUP board, and the coolest looking board may not necessarily be the best board for you! In this post, we’re going to share our top picks for 2017’s best beginners paddle boards. Every one of the boards that we are recommending is affordable, durable, portable, and comes with everything you need to get started. In this post, we are focusing on inflatable SUP boards in the sub-$700 range. While there are definitely some awesome beginner paddle boards in the $1,000 and up price range, most newcomers […]

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Narrowing down the best inflatable SUP boards to just a handful is a difficult task, given the many great iSUP boards being produced these days. As the sport of stand up paddleboarding continues to grow and develop, more companies are popping up and producing innovative designs with high performance and maximum durability. Of course, making a list is also challenging as choosing the best iSUP board is highly subjective. For one individual, price may be a factor that deserves extra weight and consideration. For another, it may be stability or speed. Regardless of these challenges, we are going to attempt to narrow the field down to the 5 overall best inflatable stand up paddle boards. Factors taken into consideration are overall construction and durability, performance, […]

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