World Tour – Other SUP Stuff

Stand Up Paddle Board Accessories Worth Traveling With Last week I mentioned some of the key pieces of equipment you might consider if you are traveling to a destination well out of reach of your car. I suggested an inflatable paddle board like the Sevylor Cimarron 12’6” Inflatable SUP, a board capable of handling a […]

First Timers Guide to SUP River Surfing

Some Basics for Stand Up Paddle Boarders Riding River Waves In our previous post about river surfing with a SUP, we focused on the safety and the equipment needed to begin this new stand up paddle boarding experience. SUP river surfing comes with its own special considerations. If you have been primarily a flat water […]

Time to Think SUP River Surfing

Some Basics for Riding River Waves on a Stand Up Paddle Board When I hear snow on the mountain, I think spring melt and fantastic waves that are waiting for the SUP River Surfer. When I think of riding river waves on a stand up paddle board, two boards come to mind: The Pau Hana […]

SUP Race Fins: Achieving Flatwater Speed

The Right Stand Up Paddle Board Race Fin may be More than One In our previous looks at fins (SUP Fins: The Choice You Make is Important, an introduction to the different parts of the fin and why they are an important consideration, Adding SUP Fins to Your Experience – a look at how touring […]

Adding SUP Fins to Your Experience

The Stand Up Paddle Boarding Touring Fin In November of last year, I posted an article titled “The Best Buy In Stand Up Paddle Boards” and the claim remains as solid now as it did then. The Stand On Liquid Kanaloa 12’ Touring SUP will give you a well-refined paddle board, capable of doing everything […]

SUP Fins: The Choice You Make is Important

Fins for Your Best Stand Up Paddleboarding Performance Because fins are one of the most personal aspects in the SUP experience, I’m going to take this a little slower than usual. We are going to move from the most family friendly fin to the most elite fin among racers over the next several posts. What, […]

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 […]