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.
SUP Essential Gear
Best Paddle Board Kayak Hybrids (Sit on top Paddle Boards)
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 […]
Best Inflatable Paddle Boards – Tested and Reviewed
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.
Best Car Roof Racks For Solid Paddle Boards
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 […]
Best Racing Paddle Boards
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.
Find the Best Kids Paddleboard
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.
Featured SUP Articles
4 Best Fishing Paddle Boards for Anglers (Fishing SUPs)
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 […]
Best Paddle Board Lights
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.
Best Waterproof Drones with Cameras for Paddle Boarders
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.
Best Snorkeling Masks for Paddle Boarders
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 […]
Best Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) for Paddle Boarding
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 […]
Best Paddle Board Leashes
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. […]
Can you Paddleboard in the Ocean?
Is it safe to paddleboard out in the ocean?
Top Paddleboard Companies 2022
We look at some of the top paddleboard brands in the world and their best products
Do Sharks Attack Paddle Boarders?
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.
Whispr: The Ultimate Indoor Paddle Board Exercise Machine
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.
The Benefits Of Paddle Boarding
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.
Guide to Paddle Board Racing
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?
Guide to Paddle Board Yoga (SUP Yoga)
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 […]
How to Choose a Paddle Board (SUP)
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 […]
Best Paddle Boarding Locations USA
Ultimate Guide to Paddleboarding (SUP) in Hawaii
Get all the best SUP locations in Hawaii from locals
Guide Paddleboarding (SUP) in the Grand Canyon
Start taking your SUP adventures seriously with this amazing adventure
Best Paddle Boarding Locations in Washington DC
Stand up paddle boarding or SUP is an outdoor sport that is rapidly gaining popularity across the country.
Paddleboarding at Ocean Beach MD (Maryland, USA)
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 […]
Guide to Paddleboarding at Lake Tahoe
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.
iRocker Launches Their New Paddle Board Range
iRocker have produced a new range of SUPs
Paddle Logger Shortlisted for Sports Tech Award
Paddle Logger is still one of the best ways of keeping track of your paddling through your Apple Watch. Paddlers created the App for the paddler community — and it works best with SUPs, Kayaks, OC’s, and prone paddleboards.
Tower Paddle Boards Meteoric Rise
Tower Paddle Boards is a company that knows the value of being at the right place at the right time. Stephan Aarstol, the founder, had years of experience in running an e-commerce business. He has been operating in the arena since the nineties.
SUP Community is Taking Sustainability Seriously
Over the past few years, many companies have started to take their environmental responsibilities a lot more seriously. Now, when it comes to making stand up paddle boards, traditional methods are not all that great for the environment.
Paddling Across the Yangtze China
One of the most popular paddle boarding videos of this year is going to be something of a surprise to most people. Instead of the standard paddle boarding at the beach, we have a Chinese national using a paddle board as part of his daily commute across the Yangtze River.