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Paddle board fitness classes with Jenna in Fort Lauderdale

Paddle board fitness classes with Jenna in Fort Lauderdale

Paddleboard Fitness Instructor, Jenna is a Certified Personal Trainer that adapts regular workouts to anyone’s fitness levels on the water. Exercising on a paddleboard allows her to combine all elements of SUP to maximize your gains. Paddleboard fitness is great for the entire body and a class can […]

How about paddling and working in the fjords of Norway? This might just be your opportunity

How about paddling and working in the fjords of Norway? This might just be your opportunity

Fjords are those deep valleys, usually narrow and steepsided that extend below sea level and are naturally filled with seawater. Fjords are found in locations where current or past glaciation extended below current sea level and there’s nowhere more iconic for them than Norway. The countries countless […]

Do you also pick up trash while paddling?

Do you also pick up trash while paddling?

Ever felt obliged to pick up trash while on your leisure paddle? It turns out, it’s not an uncommon thing. A sense of duty takes hold of us paddleboarders as we enter the water and encounter a pile of plastic or trash and compels us to pick that up, bring with us and dispose it properly.
I have caught myself many times leaving the water with the few pockets I had filled with plastic I have found floating next to me on the ocean or river I was paddling at. And It feels great!

That tiny action feels good because we already know the damage a small piece of plastic that someone disposed can cause to wildlife. You have seen the pictures before of animals deformed because they were caught in plastic and grew up like that. If you need a reminder, below is an example. Not only that, that action became now a movement. I stumbled across an article that pointed me to Buzzfeed.com and talked about the new fitness craze called ‘Plogging’, a movemnt that will save your life and the environment. This latest fitness trend from Sweden already has a loyal following in Scandinavia and Germany, and is quickly starting to catch on in the United States among exercise aficionados intent on picking up trash while they run.

The term “plogging” is actually a combination of the word “jogging” and the Swedish word “plocka upp,” which means to “pick up.” In other words, to pick up — in this case, rubbish or litter — while jogging, an activity that perfectly unites the popular self-centered resolution to get in shape with an outwardly focused goal to do something positive for the environment. Not only jogging, a lot of people pick up trash and we should adapt that to paddleboarding too.

Turtle wrapped in can plastic.

Unfortunately, our urban water trails are often littered with anything from tires to plastic cups. Fortunately, a few individuals and groups have been organizing all over the country (and the world) to tackle the problem little by little:

– H2O Trash Patrol is an organization founded by couple Patti and Lorenzo Diaz who clean up marine debris on stand up paddleboards in San Diego
H20 sup patrol San Diego.

– Woman sets out to paddleboard length of England to highlight plastic pollution.
Lizzie Car Debris.

– Shocking video from paddler Alison Tea highlights pollution on LA waterways
Alison Teals LA waterways

And a new post by shows Alison’s feat in full…

The most affordable racing #sup board

The most affordable racing #sup board

I had been looking for a while now for an affordable racing paddleboard as I’ve been wanting to join my fellow folks at 954 Race league in Fort Lauderdale. I was still not ready financially, that is, to purchase a full fledged carbon race board. […]

Don’t paddle kids at school, make them paddle

Don’t paddle kids at school, make them paddle

A school in Hephzibah, Georgia, is drawing national attention after sending consent forms to parents informing them of a new policy of using paddling as a form of punishment for students, CBS affiliate WRDW-TV reports. The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics (GSIC), a kindergarten-through-9th-grade charter […]

Reddit post: Advantages of an inflatable board

Reddit post: Advantages of an inflatable board

What advantages have inflatable SUPs in comparison with a rigid board? That was the question on a recent Reddit post  that called my attention to the inherent interest in the topic. As I struggle to keep up with work, personal life and paddleboarding, I have this urge to come back with this blog and be a helpful source to others as others have not managed to do it yet. All other blogs or posts on the topic of inflatables seem made by robots, foreigners with a not so good command of the english language, or non identified reviewers with the sole intent of creating posts to promote their affiliate offers. The Reddit post seems to me someone is trying to explain something but doesn’t manage to do it. Nevertheless the advantages are clear and confirmed by the commenters on the post.

The original poster mentions that they are lightweight, and also can be very simple to transport and transfer, because in the “deflated state the take very few place.” And what else? Are there still some characteristic features of inflatable boards?

6 Comments
A few of the comments were:

“I’ve found that when I’m on an inflatable I don’t always have to be as careful with my paddle or about hitting into other people’s boards if I’m out with friends so they’re good if you want to play some games on them with mates.”

“Yes. In comparison with rigid board, this board is very lightweight, will also not do almost any harm to either itself, or other same board.”

“Yes, inflatables are good for that. No need to be so careful. Boards are huge and getting a ding on a rigid carbon one has got to hurt! But I would say the price is def the main factor. I’ve been an inflatable enthusiast and there are inflatable of all kinds, even for racing. Obviously an inflatable will never match the performance of a rigid racing paddleboard. But while I can’t afford a rigid race board, I keep having fun with my inflatable. http://supinsider.com/easy-inflatable-paddle-board/

“Perhaps, the price is most often crucial. But if to choose attentively, then it is possible to find fine options, for quite reasonable price.”

“I have gone out twice. One time I did not get up. I was on a hardboard that had decent volume but it was not stable and I went into the water and stayed on my knees. I went out on a Isle that had 7psi (rookies), so basically 50% inflated and I got right up and paddled around. The is up is more stable even not all the way inflated.”

The new ISLE Lotus Inflatable Yoga Paddle Board is a beauty!

The new ISLE Lotus Inflatable Yoga Paddle Board is a beauty!

The new Isle Surf & SUP newsletter spotlights their new fitness and yoga friendly board and they do it in a very presentable way. The newsletter is beautifully designed for a beautifully designed ISLE SUP. The new Lotus is an advancement to it’s predecessor the […]

The cheapest iSUP around! Goplus Inflatable 10′ Cruiser SUP StandUp Paddle Board on Amazon

The cheapest iSUP around! Goplus Inflatable 10′ Cruiser SUP StandUp Paddle Board on Amazon

This Goplus SUP board is one of the most stable inflatable standup paddle board for people of all skill levels. Measures 10’x30″x6″ when inflated & is just as firm & stable as other SUPs, can be rolled up into compact package for easy transport and […]

New Kawasaki Jet Ski Inflatable Paddleboard by Tower Paddle Boards

New Kawasaki Jet Ski Inflatable Paddleboard by Tower Paddle Boards

Tower Paddleboards just introduced the Kawasaki Jet Ski® Watercraft Edition, an inflatable 9’10” paddle board designed with a heavy duty tow hook under the nose. Perfect to tie up and tow behind your boat or Jet Ski for ultimate fun in the water.

Kawasaki and Tower just inked the deal! Now, as an exclusive Tower insider, you can get one of the first boards off the production line. What’s more, Tower is offering you 10% off if you buy now as this is a pre-order (buy now, pay now for August/September delivery). The first production batch is very likely to sell out quickly so this may be your only opportunity to get one at all in 2017!

You can see more pictures of the Kawasaki Jet Ski Tower Inflatable Paddleboard here and buy here.

Tower Kawasaki Inflatable

Stranded at Fyre Festival

Stranded at Fyre Festival

Fyre Festival was all the rage on social media this Friday, April 28th. Look up #fyrefestival on Twitter or the festivals subreddit. So from scanning multiple online news sources, as well as twitter, I can safely say this list is the only cross examined and […]