SUP Into Spring: Destination List

Dreaming of crystal blue waters, tropical beaches or paddling with manatees? Stop drooling over dreamy Instagram pictures and plan your own Spring SUP Getaway! Sure, there might be snow on the ground but now’s the time to turn those dreams into reality. We’ve lined up four amazing destinations to stoke the Spring Break fires! 1. […]

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 Fins for Surf: One Fin v. Multiple Fins

Stand Up Paddle Boarding as the Waves Break We have been discussing the fin, the critical piece of your SUP experience that may be the least understood component of your stand up paddle board. Owning more than one fin allows you to adjust your performance based on whatever conditions you might encounter. Your board does […]

Stand Up Paddle Board Surfing Beyond the Popular Surfing Spots

The Ocean is Bigger on a Stand Up Paddle Board “Every innovation goes through three stages: ridicule, opposition, then self-evidence,” says board designer Corran Addison. “With SUP, we’re somewhere between the second and third stage.” This quote appeared in a three-year old edition of Outdoor Magazine concerning the territorial nature of the surfer and the […]

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 […]

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 […]