Archives for February 2014

SUP Safety: Are You Wearing Your PFD?

  SUP Safety: Are You Wearing Your PFD? Personal floatation devices, or PFDs have been a requirement for stand up paddleboarders since 2009. I’d be willing to wager that you probably knew that already. It might also be a safe bet that you aren’t wearing one every time you take your paddleboard out. And I […]

The SUP PaddleBoard Turn

How to turn your paddleboard. Every paddleboarder knows that there is far more to the SUP experience than simply moving in a straight line. Most of the discussions we have had so far about SUP paddling have centered on how to move forward. Sure, we have discussed some of our favorite boards during those discussions, […]

Customizing Your SUP Experience: A SUP Board That Reflects You

A SUP PaddleBoard to Customize When I first found out about the Stand On Liquid Revere Limited Edition 14’ Touring SUP Board, I was skeptical. Not that it isn’t a great paddle board, it is; not that it isn’t an amazing looking paddle board, it is. But I’ve learned from past experience, good looking paddle […]

Paddling Fundamentals: The Next Step in SUP Paddling

Paddling Fundamentals: The Next Step in SUP Paddling You can have the coolest looking board, like the Boardworks Raven 11’6” SUP with its Northwest Native American motif and bamboo inlays but if you don’t have the stroke down, and this board is one of the best all-purpose boards around, it’s all for naught. You’ll end […]

Bigger, Smaller, Straight, or Fast: SUP Fins for Racing

SUP Fins for Racing What kind of SUP fin is best for racing? Should the fin be bigger, smaller, straight or just focused on fast? This whole conversation about various SUP fin systems and how they play into best fins for SUP racing started with a test ride on Naish Javelin MC 14’ Race SUP. […]

What’s the best SUP Fin?

One of the last things we consider with paddleboarding is how the fin impacts the overall experience. It is the equivalent of the tires on your car or bike; it’s what makes contact with the water. And like those tires, each one serves a purpose, making “what is the best” a bit harder than you […]

How to Choose a Stand Up Paddleboard for the Surf

In the previous post, titled “How to Choose the Right SUP Paddle Board”, we discussed one of the more versatile boards, the SUP that can do it all, in the surf or on flatwater, the Laird Hamilton 12 foot board. While it provides a good SUP surf experience, it is not a board specifically designed […]

How to Choose the Right SUP Paddle Board

I’m going to begin this piece with a caveat. Your first board is not likely to be your last. Also, even though most paddle boards will allow you to experience all sorts of water, the right board will make the experience better. So let’s start with the different types. There are SUP boards for surfing, […]