Archives for December 2013

What Should You Pack for a SUP Vacation?

I recently wrote about the off-season stand on liquid experience. While it is definitely something you should consider, most of us may want a more fair weather adventure. So I thought I’d take a look at some of the best vacation spots and the experience you’ll find in those sunny locales. But there are some […]

Your Best SUP Experience Needs a Plan

Paddle boarding knows no seasons. It can however present challenges that beginners might not be aware of and many experienced stand up paddle boarders have learned about the hard way. So today, I thought I’d take a look at some of the obvious things you should consider before you stand on liquid. The Plan While […]

Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the Off Season

There is absolutely no reason why stand up paddle boarding should take the winter off. For most of the country, winter moves in cycles of bitter, huddle-around-the-fireplace cold to brisk to warmer than expected and back again – sometimes in the same day. But it is those moments of crystal clear weather that you could […]

Flatwater: How to Chose a Stand Up Paddle Board

As we have discussed, the sport of stand up paddle boarding began as necessity. Whether you want to believe that the first boards were in use for hundreds of years by fisherman in such far off places as Peru or were developed by beach boys in the fifties to photograph tourists trying to surf, the […]

Getting Your Stand Up Paddle Board to Your Destination

I thought I’d take a minute to discuss how you are going to get your board to and from your favorite stand up paddle boarding destination. In many instances, the favorite spot is nearby, giving you a short distance to a fun day standing on liquid. But sometimes, the lure of traveling farther afield in […]

Stocking Stuffers: Last Minute SUP Ideas for the Paddle Boarder

You may already know the first lines from the poem by Clement Clarke Moore “A Visit from St. Nicholas”: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be […]

Five Awesome Gifts for the SUP Fan on Your List

This is an open letter to the person who drew my name from the hat this Christmas. But it can also serve as a standing wish list for anyone who knows a stand up paddle boarder for any occasion. You may not be willing to shell out for the new SUP board I’ve been wanting […]

SUP Yoga: The Right Stand Up Paddle Board

In the previous post, I mentioned that I saw someone doing yoga on a stand up paddle board. It was bound to happen and as I’ve found out, it is relatively widespread. As Hilary Kimblin, owner of Yoga Under the Trees in Beverly Hills, CA recently told Yoga Journal: “When it’s (yoga) practiced outdoors it […]

Your Stand Up Paddle Board: The New Yoga Mat?

I have to admit at the onset, I don’t do yoga. I do engage in some stretching before I get on my paddle board but nothing that involves anything like a downward facing dog. So when I saw someone doing a variety of poses one day on a smooth surfaced lake, I waited until she […]