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Coiled vs. Straight SUP Leashes: What Works Best?

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP), is a popular and rapidly growing water sport that can be enjoyed by riders of all skill levels. But there is a lot to learn about the equipment needed to do it properly for those folks that are just getting into the sport. Obviously paddle board choice matters, but accessories …

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Is Paddle Boarding Harder than Kayaking? We Compare

Paddle sports are among the most popular outdoor activities for people of all ages.  In recent years, recreational kayaking and stand up paddle boarding have been the two paddle sports with the steadiest increases in popularity.  (Source:  The Outdoor Foundation)  At first glance, stand up paddle boarding seems the more difficult of the two because you stand rather than …

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Are Paddle Board Fins All the Same and Interchangeable?

Stand up paddleboards (SUP) come in all shapes and sizes, and one reason this sport has become popular is its adaptability.  For some, stand up paddleboarding is a great way to get a whole-body workout.  For others, SUP racing provides an adrenaline rush like no other, while there are those that practice yoga on their boards.  When it …

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How to Inflate an iSUP: 6 Things You Need to Know

Inflating a standup paddle board (SUP) isn’t as easy as you would initially think, and there are things you need to know before just pumping your SUP up and taking it into the water. You can inflate your iSUP manually or with an electric compressor. Some compressors have rechargeable batteries for use when in remote …

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Want to Surf on a SUP? 6 Tips to do it Right!

Surfing is a hobby many people enjoy in lots of different ways, including the more recent and ever-expanding style SUP surfing. You can do it to relax and even meditate, or you can push your limits to the extreme with giant waves and practiced, honed skills.  There are many things to keep in mind when starting …

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Paddleboarding vs. Running: What’s the Better Exercise?

Exercise is an essential component of maintaining our health and well-being, with different exercises providing unique benefits. Paddleboarding and running are two excellent forms of exercise that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and are fun to participate in. When looking at which is “better,” the answer is dependent on your fitness goals and definition of …

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Can a SUP Keep Up With a Kayak?

Out of all different kinds of watersports, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and kayaking are some of the most popular. While both serve similar purposes, they each have different strengths and weaknesses, such as speed. A kayak is faster than a paddle board. Kayakers have added leverage and hydrodynamics because of the sitting position, giving …

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This is Why SUP Paddles Are Angled

SUP paddles are available with different angles, varying from 5 to 15 degrees. To any standup paddleboarding fan, these angles can seem confusing at first. Which should you use? Which angle is best? Perhaps the most commonly asked question is: why are SUP paddles angled? SUP paddles are angled to facilitate an efficient stroke. They …

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