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 — the minimalistic Onyx M-24 belt pack PFD 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 safety and peace of mind without ever knowing you have it on. It also includes a small zippered pouch which is perfect for storing your car keys or cash while you’re out on the water.
Better to have and not need than need and not have — highly recommended!
2. BPS Storm Premium SUP Leash
A good SUP leash is an important piece of gear, and it’s a paddle boarding accessory that everyone should own.
The BPS Storm Premium SUP leash is a coiled 10′ leash that is made of the highest-quality materials and backed by a lifetime warranty. The coiling of the leash eliminates leash drag, and the padded Neoprene cuff is so comfortable that you’ll forget you have it on.
Included with the leash is a free waterproof wallet/phone case.
3. Tree Tribe Polarized Bamboo Floating Sunglasses
Protecting your eyes while out on the water is crucial, and these Wayfarer-style shades from Tree Tribe are just what the doctor ordered. Crafted from bamboo, these stylish polarized sunglasses provide UV400 protection and feature a scratch resistant coating. Oh and by the way, they also float!
Also included with these natural, eco-friendly shades is a microfiber pouch and matching storage case. Be sure to read our in-depth Tree Tribe sunglasses review.
4. Splash Tunes Pro Waterproof Speaker
Everything is better with some tunes, and the Splash Tunes Pro waterproof speaker is the perfect partner to bring along on your next paddle.
The Splash Tunes Pro features Bluetooth 4.0 technology, long battery life, a high quality built-in microphone for phone calls, and a suction cup for mounting it to the deck of your SUP.
This little speaker produces great sound, is extremely lightweight, and it floats to boot.
5. GoPro HERO5 Waterproof Camera
Last but not least, is the awesome GoPro HERO5 waterproof camera.
Just mount this baby to the front of your SUP, and enjoy capturing all of your memorable paddle sessions in stunning HD quality. The HERO5 records insanely beautiful, professional quality video, and it features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology.
GoPro’s HERO5 has a more powerful processor, records faster frame rates, and smokes the image quality of its best-selling predecessor.