Bass Fishing From a SUP on Blue Lake in Utah

Posted by Airhead SUP on 5/19/2017 to J.B. Spilker
Blue Lake Utah Bass Fishing From a SUP

By: J.B. Spilker

Blue Lake Utah Bass Fishing proved to be an epic spot for using my Airhead SUP Fishing Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board. My friend and I caught around a half dozen bass in our morning of fishing. The Bonefish 1132 Stand up Paddle board proved to be a fun tool to level up our game on blue lake. Here are the details of the trip, what we learned about fishing blue lake, and how we used a stand up paddle board to sneak in on those clear water bass. Sit back, and enjoy this post!

Why You Should Try Fishing From a Standup Paddleboard

Posted by Airhead SUP on 5/18/2017 to Chad LaChance
Chad LaChance - Why You Should Try Fishing from a SUP

There is a progression in angling. It starts innocently enough with standing on the side of the lake, casting out from one spot and hoping a fish comes by and makes your day. As we grow as anglers, we start moving around the bank more, sampling casting spots until we find one that our target fish apparently prefer on that day. We also begin to notice that our tackle needs to be mobile along with us, and at the same time, our tackle has also grown in volume; we have more stuff to carry to match our angling situations, and we are strategically looking for fish. If the old saying is true that 90% of the fish are in 10% of the water, good anglers will seek out that 10%.

Date Night With the Donoghs

Posted by Airhead SUP on 5/10/2017 to Shane Donogh
Where do you usually like to go on a date night? For Airhead SUP ambassador, Shane Donogh & his wife Jennifer, the perfect date is a paddle on Lake Washington near Seattle...how cool is that?!

They were kind enough to put together this footage (and some fun Facebook live updates / info on Shane's plans for the season) so we can follow along with them. Enjoy!


How to Inflate Your Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard (iSUP)

Posted by Airhead SUP on 4/26/2017 to Helpful Tips

How to Inflate Your iSUP


We often get asked for advice on how to inflate our inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs). To be sure your first time out on the water is as fun as possible, youíll want to review these videos and instructions.

Nothing Like the Smell of Fresh Standup Paddle Gear!

Posted by Airhead SUP on 4/21/2017 to Shane Donogh

Who doesn't love the feeling you get when new standup paddle gear arrives at your door? Especially when it's a custom race paddleboard geared up specially for you! 

Airhead SUP ambassador Shane Donogh takes us out for a spin on the board that just arrived at his door...enjoy!

Meet our 2017 Ambassadors

Posted by Airhead SUP on 4/15/2017 to Ambassadors
Airhead SUP 2017 Ambassadors

It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to our 2017 Airhead SUP Ambassador Team!

Transitions: A Spring cleaning checklist to prepare for SUP Season

Posted by Airhead SUP on 4/15/2017 to Kimberly Ciesla
Spring Checklist SUP Season

Itís that time of year again.  Itís that time of year when youíve decided that youíve had enough of the cold wintry weather and you find yourself constantly daydreaming of warmer summer days spent at the beach and on the water.  But as you look out your window at the constantly changing, unpredictable weather of early spring, you think to yourself ďHow can I prepare myself for the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Season when Mother Nature isnít cooperating?Ē

While the weather isnít quite warm enough to hit the water, it is the perfect time to take an assessment of your gear as well as your overall health and well being.

A Review of our 2017 Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard Collection

Posted by Airhead SUP on 3/28/2017
The folks from Messeblick TV  stopped by our booth at ISPO 2017 to chat with Airhead SUP's VP of sales, Greg Lomen, about the various features our newest assortment offers. Whether for adventures, fitness, fishing, kids or even team building with our new Super SUP, one major advantage of Airhead SUP Inflatable stand up paddle boards is the low weight. Why? Watch the video to find out!

Shane D's Lunch Break

Posted by Airhead SUP on 3/1/2017 to Shane Donogh
 
What's YOUR lunch break activity? Do you sit around and check social feeds or are you out exercising?! Shane D of Experience SUP uses his lunch breaks wisely and paddles on his PACE 1230 from Airhead SUP. Paddle on Shane!

10 Incredible iSUP Destinations for Spring

Posted by Airhead SUP on 2/10/2017 to SUP Destinations

With winter on the home stretch and spring right around the corner, what a great time to get out your iSUP and find a great place to paddle. Even though there still may be a bit of a chill in the northern part of the world, there is still plenty of sunshine to welcome you with open arms.

The great thing about an iSUP is how easy they are to travel with. Rolling them up in a duffle bag that can easily be checked at the airline makes life less chaotic for the standup paddleboarder. Now be sure to research the rules of whichever destination you choose when it comes to paddle boarding, you donít want to show up unprepared.

Cold Water SUPing with Experience SUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 1/13/2017 to Shane Donogh
 
Put on your dry suit and jump on your Pace 1230 Airhead inflatable SUP. Shane Donough of Experience SUP in Washington braved the freezing cold waters for a little SUP playtime. 

**Please do not attempt this without proper gear**

Cold Weather SUP Safety Tips

Posted by Airhead SUP on 1/10/2017 to Helpful Tips
Shane Donough

For many, colder weather means packing up standup paddle boards for the winter.
But with all of the new technologies and products available to the public, you can now enjoy SUPing in the cold weather.

10 Incredible SUP Destinations for Winter

Posted by Airhead SUP on 12/11/2016 to SUP Destinations

SUP destinations for winter


Winter has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. That means days are shorter and a whole lot colder. For skiers, itís great news. But itís not so good for those who love the standup paddleboard (iSUP). However, thereís no need to wait until spring or summer to hit the water. Why not travel to where itís warm and soak up some rays? What is more, iSUPs are a breeze to travel with. They are easy to check at the airport and they actually roll up into a duffel bag. (Be sure to check out our Top Tips for Easy Air Travel with Your iSUP too).

Best SUP Destinations for Holiday Travel

Posted by Airhead SUP on 11/21/2016 to SUP Destinations

If the snow and cold has you singing the blues this holiday season, then there are some outstanding spots just waiting for you to explore them on your standup paddleboard!

Top Tips for Easy Air Travel with Your iSUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 11/21/2016 to Helpful Tips
Many paddleboard enthusiasts choose to purchase an inflatable stand up paddleboard (iSUP) for the convenience and portability that an iSUP offers. Sure, an iSUP fits easily in the trunk of a car when not in use, but many iSUP owners also choose an inflatable board to allow them to travel with their iSUP to great SUP destinations around the world. 

Here at Airhead SUP, we sell a variety of iSUP boards, all of which roll up neatly and fit into a mesh storage bag, along with their collapsible paddle. With a SUP that can roll up into a duffel bag thatís easy to travel with, there's nothing to stop you taking your iSUP along on every vacation! 

So what do you need to know if you're planning a vacation and want to bring your board along? Read on for our best tips for a smooth travel experience with your iSUP! 

Paddle Smart With These 9 Important SUP Safety Tips

Posted by Airhead SUP on 11/17/2016 to Kimberly Ciesla
SUP Safety Tips It's easy enough to set out on a SUP adventure without over-planning things, but be sure you're paddling smart too. Here are 9 important safety tips that you should review and keep in mind every time you plan to hit the water.

Learn to SUP: Pivot Turn

Posted by Airhead SUP on 10/21/2016 to Ryan Boettner
Learn to SUP: Pivot Turn
Welcome to our "Learn to SUP" series!

In this episode, Airhead SUP ambassador, Ryan Boettner, helps to demonstrate how to do a pivot turn, for when you need to turn your board more quickly.

Learn to SUP: Forward Stroke

Posted by Airhead SUP on 9/28/2016 to Ryan Boettner
Learn to SUP- Forward Stroke
Welcome to our "Learn to SUP" series! 

In this episode, Airhead SUP ambassador, Ryan Boettner, helps to demonstrate how to do a proper forward stroke on your board for maximum efficiency.

Advanced SUP Yoga with Kelli Nicole

Posted by Airhead SUP on 8/25/2016 to Kelli Nicole

Advanced SUP Yoga with Kelli Nicole

We're proud to present the final installment of this season's series of SUP Yoga instructionals from Airhead SUP ambassador, Kelli Nicole! This month, Kelli will walk us through three advanced moves to challenge you in your ongoing SUP Yoga practice.

Enjoy, and if you love these articles, be sure to sign up for our monthly E-news to be sure you don't miss any!

Why I SUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 7/25/2016 to Ryan Boettner
Why I SUP
Why do I SUP?  Letís first start by taking things back 12 years ago to when I was 22 years old and just starting to get into the "fitness movement"...

Five Things I Didnít Expect to Learn on a SUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 7/19/2016 to Kimberly Ciesla
5 things learned on a SUP
I know most of you are likely thinking to yourselves the same thing I thought after first seeing someone paddling by on a SUP.  ďThat looks very difficult and it couldnít possibly be as much fun as kayakingĒ, right?  Yep! Thatís what I thought too. Well let me tell you a few of the things that I didnít expect to learn on a SUP.  

Intermediate SUP Yoga Poses with Kelli Nicole

Posted by Airhead SUP on 7/7/2016 to Kelli Nicole
 Intermediate SUP Yoga with Kelli Nicole

We're proud to present part 3 in our ongoing series of SUP Yoga instructionals from Airhead SUP ambassador, Kelli Nicole. Join her each month for a new set of instructions to help you improve your practice throughout the summer! 

This month, Kelli will walk us through three basic moves to get you started with SUP Yoga: Padmasana / Lotus Pose, Ardha Kapotasana / Half Pigeon Pose, and Urdhva Mukha Svanasana / Upward Facing Dog.

Enjoy, and if you love these articles, be sure to sign up for our monthly E-news to be sure you don't miss any!

Adventure Log: First SUP Trip of the Season

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/29/2016 to Kimberly Ciesla
First SUP Adventure of the Season with Kim Ciesla

After many months of planning, great anticipation, and our patience being thoroughly tested by Mother Nature, the time had finally arrived for our first SUP trip of the season. The timing could not have been any more perfect than to land on the very weekend of the Summer Solstice.  The weather was expected to be gorgeous, with little or no rain and hotter temps. Perfect, for some fun in the sun on the water. 

Choosing the Right SUP Paddle

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/15/2016 to Helpful Tips
Choosing a SUP Paddle

Just like a good fitted pair of shoes makes all the difference, a suitable paddle will make your time on the water much more enjoyable. There are several considerations to keep in mind when choosing a paddle besides finding the coolest looking one! The length, size of blade, and material the paddle is constructed with all have an effect on the efficiency of your paddling experiences.

Basic Tips for the Beginning Stand Up Paddleboarder

Posted by Airhead SUP on 5/24/2016 to Kimberly Ciesla
SUP Beginner Tips

If you're hitting the water for the first time this season, you may have several questions on how to stay safe, take good care of your board, how to stand & paddle correctly, and most importantly how to have fun. We asked Airhead SUP ambassador, Kim Ciesla, to help walk you through some of the basics.