The Best Buy in Stand Up Paddle Boards

The Influence of an Ancient Deity and the Touring SUP: The SOL Kanaloa The Stand On Liquid 12’ Kanaloa Touring SUP draws on the influence of an ancient Hawaiian deity, Kanaloa. According to legend, he was part of a divine duality with his counterpart Kane, possessing a wild and taming power that is best seen […]

The SUP Angler

Fishing from a Paddle Board: An Old Sport with a New Promise Stand up paddle boarding may be gaining in popularity amongst the active set; those looking to get outdoors, get a workout, and do it on water. Stand up paddle boarding may be a sport that can be done on lakes, rivers, oceans, and […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 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, […]

Stand On Liquid: SUP Fitness on a Waterway Near You

We all seem to love those “best of” lists. Benjamin Franklin made them. David Letterman turned his list making into a regular feature on his late night show. Even Shakespeare made reference to them. We list the best of movies, restaurants, and just about any random thing we can think of. They even help us […]

SUP Fitness: How Stand Up Paddleboarding Can be Your Best Workout Ever

Over thirty years ago, the most popular quote amongst those looking to get into shape was uttered by Jane Fonda during one of her infamous aerobics tape workouts. Long since debated, the “no pain, no gain” approach to working out suggests that if you are doing it right, it’ll hurt. I, personally have a low […]

Angling for the Right Board

If you are like me, your introduction to fishing was probably casting your line into the water from the shore. This of course simply made you want to from a boat. you went from standing at the edge of the water to sitting on it. But if you have tried stand up paddleboarding, you have […]

Speed, SUP and the Not-So-Beginner Beginner

Gandhi may have got a lot of things right about life and such but he wasn’t talking stand up paddle boarding when he said: “There is more to life than simply increasing speed.” The right SUP board should be combination of both stability and speed.  Today I thought I’d talk about a specific brand of […]