Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is fast becoming one of the most popular watersports in the world, and with good reason too! It's bucket loads of fun and anyone can learn it in a matter of hours, regardless of your size, weight or age. However, buying a board can be a daunting process.
When buying your first SUP, there are a few main factors to consider. These are as follows:
If you are unsure of any of these factors, do not fear! We are here to guide you through all of them step by step, to help you to get the most out of your SUP.
When looking for the perfect SUP for yourself, it's important to know the different kinds of boards that are on the market, their different attributes and what they can do for you.
Its important to remember that some types of boards can and will crossover into other disciplines (touring/racing and all-round/surf) However, below you will find the most common shapes and styles on the market.
One of the frequently asked questions when people by SUP. The answer to this question is based mainly on your weight and your riding experience. You have to think of your perfect board in terms of volume. The longer, wider and thicker your board, the more volume it will have. The more volume your board has, the more stable it's going to be on the water
Beginners ideally want a board with more volume, simply because it is going to be easier to ride. As your skill set improves over time, you can begin to downsize your board to give yourself more maneuverability, speed, glide etc.
When you're using your SUP on a regular basis, it's important that you look after and maintain it, to ensure that you can keep riding and paddling your board long into the future. Here are a few simple tips to help you keep your board floating!
As you can see, there are many factors to take into consideration when buying an SUP. The more you research, the easier it will be for you to make your decision, and the likelihood of you ending up with something that you're truly happy with will be far higher. Have a look at our fantastic selection of stand up paddleboards at: Sup
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