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 […]

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 […]

Extreme SUP: The Do’s and Don’ts of Boat Wake Surfing

Using Your SUP Surf Paddle Board on Flat Water Suppose you have a Naish Mana 8’10” Surf SUP, a paddle board that is designed for dominating the surf using an awesome tail rocker and a near perfect platform for excellent maneuverability but you are hundreds of miles away from the nearest ocean. What can you […]

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 […]

Staying Safe on Your SUP

A Paddle board Safety Announcement from Stand On Liquid for All SUPers. As many parts of the country begin to thaw, and we look to warm, sunny days ahead, I wanted to take a moment to talk about some of the safety gear you need to use, including a leash such as the FCS Adjustable […]

With Your PFD

Some Additional SUP Safety Gear with Your PFD The last post was focused on two things: the requirements that the United States Coast Guard has determined is in the best interest of all watercraft, and paddleboards are considered watercraft, and the way the MTI Fluid Inflatable PFD Belt meets those requirements and then some. While […]

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 Rules of Open Ocean: Etiquette of the SUP

Think of these rules of the open ocean as a lesson in good manners. Yes, there is an etiquette that everyone should know when looking to our coastlines for the SUP experience. Many of these courtesies will be extended to those who chose to surf. While there are over 740 various surfer type terms, most […]

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 […]