Paddle Board Review: The Chelan Air

While not technically new to the Stand on Liquid lineup, we’re really psyched about the 12’6” Chelan Air. Without a doubt, the improvements that were made to the 2015 model make it superior to its predecessor. The first time that I took the Chealan Air for a paddle, I was looking for a couple of […]

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 […]

Paddling Fundamentals: The Next Step in SUP Paddling

Paddling Fundamentals: The Next Step in SUP Paddling You can have the coolest looking board, like the Boardworks Raven 11’6” SUP with its Northwest Native American motif and bamboo inlays but if you don’t have the stroke down, and this board is one of the best all-purpose boards around, it’s all for naught. You’ll end […]

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, […]

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 […]

Going Extreme: Fishing with a Stand-up Paddleboard

Earlier this week, I discussed one of the ways you could use a paddle board for fishing. The type of angling I wrote about was more of a flat water approach to angling. Today I thought I’d introduce to you a different type of board that will add a little bit of the extreme to […]

Flatwater: How to Chose a Stand Up Paddle Board

As we have discussed, the sport of stand up paddle boarding began as necessity. Whether you want to believe that the first boards were in use for hundreds of years by fisherman in such far off places as Peru or were developed by beach boys in the fifties to photograph tourists trying to surf, the […]

Five Awesome Gifts for the SUP Fan on Your List

This is an open letter to the person who drew my name from the hat this Christmas. But it can also serve as a standing wish list for anyone who knows a stand up paddle boarder for any occasion. You may not be willing to shell out for the new SUP board I’ve been wanting […]

Coming to a Waterway Nearby: You on Tour (on a Stand up Paddle Board)

For the vast majority of new-to-the-sport paddle boarders, the experience may have been somewhat stark; you, the water and your board, often acting in contradictory fashion but nonetheless fun. But as time went by and you became more accustomed to how to stand in different conditions, you realized the possibilities. With the right stand up […]