Archives for 2014

The iSUP Experience

Not Your Father’s Rubber Duck Stand Up Paddle Board It is no secret that each new innovation in the world of stand up paddle boarding is an effort to correct the sins of a predecessor. From the earliest Peruvian paddle boats that were the precursor to the SUP boards we use to today, which led […]

A Heavenly SUP Idea

A Flat Water Ghost by Lakeshore Paddle Board Company Dickens once wrote about the Lakeshore Heavenly 12’6” Heavenly Stand Up Paddle Board in his famous “Christmas Carol”: “He was conscious of a thousand odours [sic] floating in the air, each one connected with a thousand thoughts, and hopes, and joys, and cares, long, long, forgotten.” […]

SUP Winter: How to Dress for the Weather

Leave No Stand Up Paddle Board in Storage It wasn’t that long ago that you were plying the gentle waves of your favorite lake, cutting nice waves into shreds, or navigating a white water chute. But when you were, it was probably warmer and drier and perhaps sunnier. But true stand up paddle boarders know […]

Stuffing Stockings with Cool SUP Accessories

Giving That Stand Up Paddle Boarder What They Really Want Christmas aside, gifts are our way of showing appreciation, love, and consideration of the other person’s needs. Gifts can be random, scheduled (birthdays and anniversaries), or obligatory (like Christmas). The choice is never easy. So today I thought I’d take a little bit of pressure […]

The Gift of SUP: Yoga Made Easier

Why Wait to Get the Perfect Stand Up Paddle Board for Yoga. Last year around this time, I did several posts about the experience stand up paddle boarders can have by taking their yoga routine to the water. I quoted Hilary Kimblin, owner of Yoga Under the Trees in Beverly Hills, CA when she told […]

Black Friday SUP: An Inflatable Deal

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Christmas Gift Idea for the Kids The Lakeshore PaddleBoard Company’s Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board answers every perfect Christmas gift idea question you are asking this holiday season. This inflatable SUP is designed for the youngest enthusiast or even a slightly built adult. Here’s why you should […]

Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Helmets

Are SUP Helmets a Requirement? As sports like stand up paddle boarding become more mainstream, the number of people who approach the experience with little or no training is bound to increase as well. While the sport is not that difficult to pick-up, to SUP correctly and safely requires a little bit of forethought. So […]

The Best Buy in Stand Up Paddle Boards

The Influence of an Ancient Deity and the Touring SUP: The SOL Kanaloa The Stand On Liquid 12’ Kanaloa Touring SUP draws on the influence of an ancient Hawaiian deity, Kanaloa. According to legend, he was part of a divine duality with his counterpart Kane, possessing a wild and taming power that is best seen […]

Can You Race with a Touring SUP?

Is There a Difference Between Racing Paddle Boards and SUP Boards for Touring? If you have reached a stage in your stand up paddle board experience where you are considering taking it to the next level, the right SUP can make all the difference in the world. Once a board is designed for racing, a […]

On Vacation: The Rented SUP

Stand Up Paddle Boards, Resorts, Rentals, and the Over Engineered SUP What can you expect from a rented stand up paddle board? Do you expect it to be the kind of SUP you would like to own or is the board you are renting an over engineered version built for abuse? Today I thought that […]