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.
SUP Essential Gear
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 […]
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: paddle boarding.
[Update June, 2020 – All the kids sups reviewed below are currently available at the time of writing. The current pandemic has had a big impact on the supply chain and there has been a big increase in demand as lock-down restrictions are being lifted] Paddleboarding is a great fun and gives you an excellent […]
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.
Featured SUP Articles
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.
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. […]
With many different manufacturers offering Stand up Paddle boards (SUPS) across the US it can be hard to pick which is the best. From Multi-million dollar companies to smaller family run businesses everyone wants to get a cut of the fastest growing sport in the world. Paddle boarding is a relaxing yet rigorous activity that […]
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.
There’s no question that paddle boarding is a great way to get a little sunshine, exercise, and relaxation. That’s why you hit the water as often as humanly possible. However, have you ever considered competing in a professional race?
The fastest growing sport in the world has certainly started to make its way around the globe from lakes to rivers every body of water is starting to see more SUPers day in, day out. PaddleBoard Yoga is one of the most relaxing activities you can use your board for, and thousands of people […]
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) involves a lot of patience, but it’s comforting to know you don’t need to be extremely strong or super fit, but that just simply ensuring you choose the right type of paddle board for you will instantly put you ahead of the game! Once you have either tried paddle […]
Paddleboarding is a fun experience which anybody in the family can take part in. There are some amazing destinations you can explore on your board but first, you must know how to be properly dressed and equipped. In this article, we will go over all of the necessary clothing and accessories which will contribute to […]
So what is the origin and history of paddleboarding? It’s hard to pinpoint an exact moment in time when stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) really started. This is due to the fact that it is hard to define exactly what paddle boarding is or to describe it in a specific manner, it has become an incredibly […]
Stand-up paddle boarding has erupted in recent years, becoming one of the most popular water sports available to try. Stand up paddling is great, because of its versatility, you can give it a go in warm, cold, fresh and salt waters. The sport kicked off in the sixties thanks to the ‘Beach Boys of Waikiki’ […]
Best Paddle Boarding Locations USA
The Hawaiian Islands are a majestic archipelago of islands, atolls and islets in the North Pacific Ocean. Six of the eight major islands are accessible to tourists and it is these that we will explore to give you the lowdown on the best places to get out there and standup paddleboard (SUP)! Along the way […]
Some beach! Ocean City is a true gem. The shorelines are spotless, the locals are inspiring and attractive people, and the weather cooperates every month. Ocean City paddleboarding is a hot and trendy thing for travelers in this part of the world. Let’s explore how you can get your adrenaline pumped up, your core chiseled […]
Lake Tahoe is the largest freshwater lake in North America, located in the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, covering a total up of 122,160,280 acres with a depth of 300 meters. It’s a home for recreation events and therefore a tourist attraction in Nevada and California.
Are you still searching for the best place for stand-up paddle boarding? Well, try paddle boarding LA. Filled with amazing beaches, Los Angeles is one place you must really visit. For a novice paddler or an experienced waterman, you’ll be spoilt for choice due to the sprawling shoreline with an array of stand-up paddle boarding […]
A city in the American state of Florida, Fort Lauderdale has always been known for its beautiful beaches and amazing art. As well as some cool Art Galleries and Museums this destination is less than an hour away from one of Floridas biggest cities, Miami! In this article, we are going to help you pick […]