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. […]
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 […]
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?
This Isle Inflatable SUP featured on 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Plotted chronologically with reports, images and videos, “Radical” tells the story of famous and controversial Brazilian surfer Dadá Figueiredo, who rose fast in his career and was an icon of the sport in the 1980s. Vans, known worldwide for being involved in youth culture and […]
Looking for an easy and fun activity on which you can be successful on the first try? Looking to get out of the house for a physical activity that is easy and affordable? Looking for an activity that won’t get you bored after the first try?
Then look no further than paddleboarding. You can paddle at any body of water close to you. You might have already see people paddling at the closest lake, river or ocean, so don’t waste time, join them with an easy to carry and store inflatable paddleboard.
- It’s so easy to get started and be able to stand up
On the first day of practice, the person is already rowing, standing, and enjoying. This modality of board sport allows anyone to “master” it use it on the first day, and from that point on, only evolves.
- Age range for practice
Paddling can be practiced by women, men, children, from the age group of 4 to 64 years or more, and without any physical preparation. Our intention in this site is to make available to non-sports people, non-athletes, everyday people the initiation in a simply fascinating mode.
- An exciting and fascinating sport
For those who hate a gym floor, SUP is love at first sight, you can paddle with friends, relatives, even alone, all while performing an aerobic and complete sport.
- Discovering new places
People have no idea how fascinating places are right around us. Not everyone tends to explore, but with a SUP practice, for every place you look, you will wonder why it took you so long to practice the sport. Standuppaddle usually gives you a different view that what you are used to. You can see your local beach from the water at the swimmers level. You can see your local river and lake from a point view that you are not used to and take in all that beautiful scenario.
- Very high caloric burn
Because it works on a moving surface (water), paddling demands of the practitioner, a work of constant balance. Even the beginning person or the most experienced person has to keep the legs and abdomen contracted for the maintenance of balance. I clarify, that it is not difficult to stand, but there is a work of the whole body, feet, legs, abdomen, arms. It helps you get rid of those unwanted calories in a very easy way.
- SUP helps with a faster recovery from injuries
SUP is recommended for strengthening ankles, knees, as there is no impact, however, the ankle musculature, and knees are required permanently, since it happens on a moving surface.
- Contact with nature
Stand up paddle allows for direct contact with nature. In lakes, dams and rivers it is a contemplative sport, and demands ecological awareness. Practicing SUP in rivers is exciting, but would be much cooler if there were cleaner rivers for rowing. Hence the awakening to the preservation of the nature.
- Very low fixed cost
After the acquisition of a SUP board, there is no fixed maintenance. One constant complaint from rich people that have boats or horses, is the expensive maintenance of their sporting practice. Not that it’s not worth the money, but the SUP is a sport of low fixed cost, and such fact should count as a positive point for the practice of the sport.
- Can be practiced on several levels
SUPing is similar to surfing, but the beginning is immediate. People are successful in practicing on the first day. You do not have to be an athlete, or a professional. A lot of people dream about surfing however, 90% of people give up at the beginning. It is a difficult sport to be practiced at first because it takes a long time to catch the first wave. Similarly, surfing is not like riding a bike, because a month without physical activity, you (weekend surfer), might not catch waves.
With the stand-up paddle fever around the world, the whole family is practicing the sport, iSUPs or inflatable SUPs have been gaining a lot of strength for obvious reasons. But if you have doubts when choosing between a normal “rigid” and an inflatable stand up […]