Archives for April 2014

What Makes a Great SUP Paddle Boarding Experience?

Five Things New (and some experienced) SUP PaddleBoarders May Not Know The SUP paddle boarding experience gains new fans on a daily basis. It doesn’t matter how you approach the sport, or even how you were introduced to it, there are several things you should know about paddle boarding that are not only important but […]

Stand Up Paddle Boarding on a River – The Paddle

What are the Differences between SUP Paddles? The importance of the right SUP paddle is often the difference between a good time and an epic one. But paddle purchases can be confusing, often more so that the choice of paddle board. SUP paddles may be priced like an accessory when compared to the cost of […]

Stand Up Paddle Boarding on a River

Five Things to Know Before You SUP on Moving Water If you have never attempted stand up paddle boarding on moving water, and technically a wind-swept lake doesn’t count, you can easily be classified as a beginner. Unlike a lot of sports, the classification of beginner paddle boarder is extensive in part because there is […]

The Elite SUP Boards for Racing

Understanding How Design Can Help Make You a SUP Race Winner Last time we talked about SUP racing we focused on several of the factors that enter into the race. And in that post we discussed water, balance, and the muscles you’ll need to compete. We also discussed the Morrelli & Melvin 12’6” SUP Race […]

SUP Race Training

How Every Day on the Water is Training for a Stand Up Paddle Board Race If you ever get the opportunity to spend some time on a Morrelli & Melvin 12’6” Race SUP Paddle Board, two things will occur to you: this is one of the slickest paddle boards on the market and you may […]

A Nod to Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Oregon

The Best Way to Enjoy the SUP Experience in Oregon Bend, Oregon resident Gerry Lopez is often credited with building the first stand up paddle board in his Maui shop for a client who was about to launch into the otherwise surf-only waves. The legend might not be wholly true, histories do vary, but stand […]