We have already reviewed our selection of the top inflatable paddle boards, now it’s time to look at the best solid paddle boards (SUPs). Over the course of this article you’ll see some of the finest performing SUPs you can buy today.
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Have you visited the beach recently and admired the people who seemingly were floating on the water? They’re enjoying one of the hottest new sports around right now: paddleboarding. Also known as SUP – stand-up paddleboarding – the water-based activity is far more than just a casual vacation hobby for some. Paddleboard racing is a […]
Paddle boarding has been around for years and the sport is constantly evolving. The latest addition to the leisure market is the paddleboard-kayak hybrids – basically paddle boards with a detachable seat. This is a great option for beginners who may get tired quickly and want to change their position to give their legs a […]
We have tried and tested all the major inflatable paddleboards. Read our guide to which one is the best and most suitable for all levels.
If you enjoy paddleboarding and have to cover long distances to reach a good SUP location, you can agree that transporting your solid paddleboard can be quite challenging- but this shouldn’t hold you back. With the best car roof rack system, you can easily and safely carry all your paddleboard gear and have plenty of […]
Paddleboarding is great fun and gives you an excellent core, legs and upper body workout. At a time when our kids are seemingly spending all their time glued to cell phones or in front of a games console we, as parents, need to take action to get them physically fit and active.
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Fishing paddle boards come in different sizes and materials; solid boards made of fiberglass, epoxy, carbon fiber, and inflatable materials like PVC. Stand-up, all-around fishing paddle boards are great for most people. They are longer and wider than other types which makes them more comfortable. These boards can also handle small waves or choppy, shallow […]
Whether it be for night SUP fishing or some night adventuress surfing under the moonlight, you are going to need some lighting. LEDs are small, they give out little heat, and they are efficient. These types of lights cope well with poor weather and even full submersion for extended periods. There are two main types […]
Looking to take one of those amazing videos of yourself paddle boarding with whales in the middle of a vast expanse of ocean? You need a waterproof drone to capture all the action. See video below for inspiration.
Full face snorkeling masks are definitely the way to go whether you are trying snorkeling for the fast time, getting your kids into it or if you want to experience the benefits of these compared to the traditional snorkel mask and goggles. In this review article we will cover both types but focus mainly on […]
We always advocate staying safe while enjoying paddleboarding – it’s easy to do and doesn’t spoil the excitement or fun you can have. If anything, taking a few precautions can be looked at as your insurance policy to make sure you can keep returning to the water and the sport we love! We all fall […]
At ExploreSUP we love our sport but we also love staying safe! On our excursions we always take a few accessories along to help make sure we return in good health. In this article we select our favorite paddle board leashes – that keep you attached to the board if (and when!) you fall off. […]
Paddleboarding can be a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors, but the weather plays a crucial role in your experience. The best weather conditions for paddleboarding vary depending on your skill level and what you’re looking to get out of your session. 1. Wind: Calm, windless days are the best for paddleboarding, especially for […]
When you’re stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), the last thing you want is to lose your paddle to the depths of the water. Here are some tips on how to prevent your SUP paddle from sinking: 1. Purchase a Floating Paddle When buying a paddle, it’s crucial to choose one that’s designed to float. Most SUP paddles […]
We look at the main differences between these two boards
Is it safe to paddleboard out in the ocean?
We look at some of the top paddleboard brands in the world and their best products
When you first go out paddle boarding in the ocean, it can seem a bit daunting. After all, the waves and the wind are different here than out on the lake and it’s a whole new territory. Especially after you remember that recent shark movie you watched.
If you are looking to take paddle boarding seriously, in a SUP racing capacity or long distances, you will need to up your fitness game.
While walking along the beach, you’ve probably noticed people standing on a surfboard shape float with a paddle in their hands. Well, this paddle boarding which, in the past five years has become very popular.