Water Stewardship for Paddlers

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/27/2017 to Kimberly Ciesla
Water Stewardship for Paddlers-Kimberly Ciesla

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Kimberly Ciesla

With greater numbers of paddlers setting out to explore our waterways each season, it has become increasingly important to not only practice and lead by example Safety on the Water but also to take a stake and share in the responsibility of the conservation and protection of our rivers and waterways, they are more than an amenity, they are a valuable treasure!  To protect and save these treasures for ourselves as well as generations to come we must all become good paddling stewards of our waterways.

How to Set Up for Fishing on a SUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/21/2017 to SUP Fishing
Set up to Fish from a SUP.

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, J.B. Spilker

If you are interested in getting started on some Paddle Board fishing, this should get you lined out. Getting set up properly is critical for success when fishing on a SUP.  Hereís a list of all the critical pieces of equipment, and gear you need to help you catch fish on an Airhead SUP Paddle Board.  Plus, details of how these items will keep you stoked while out on the water fishing. In addition, there is a little video walk through of how these items work on your Airhead SUP.  Enjoy!

Running Snoqualmie Falls to 436th Gauge (at 800 CFS) on an iSUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/20/2017 to Shane Donogh

Airhead SUP Ambassador, Shane Donogh, of Experience SUP takes an Airhead SUP Rapidz 938 down some white waters in Snoqualmie, Washington. Watch Shane handle the Rapidz like a champ! Who said getting wet wasn't fun?!

Do you have some epic SUP footage? Share your adventure with us and hashtag #AirheadSUP in your social media posts.

SUPing With Kids: a Special Father's Day Instagram Takeover

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/19/2017 to Shane Donogh
Shane D-IG Takeover 00

With: Shane Donogh

In honor of Fatherís Day weekend, one of the raddest dads we know, Shane Donogh, took over our Instagram account, inspiring us to SUP with our kids. Here's a recap for those of you who were too busy enjoying Father's Day to watch the takeover in real time!

How to Make Sure Your Kids Paddle Safe This Summer

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/17/2017 to Helpful Tips
Keep Kids Safe

By: Alex Robins of SafetyToday.org
 
If youíre planning to send your child off to a fun-filled summer camp this season, do so knowing that youíve taught your child all he or she needs to know about water safety. Here are a few tips to get you started.

SUP with Your Pup: A Special Instagram Takeover

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/15/2017 to Gidget the Surf Pug

With: Surf Gidget the Pug

The incredible, adorable, Surf Gidget the Pug took over our Instagram account last weekend to share her tips on getting out to SUP with dogs. Hereís a summary for those of you who missed it!

How to Fly Fish from a Standup Paddleboard

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/7/2017 to Chad LaChance
Chad LaChance - How to Fly Fish from a SUP

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Chad LaChance

I once heard fly fishing described as dancing with fish, and while that may be a bit of a stretch, there is no denying that pursuing fish with fly tackle is more, say, graceful than with conventional gear. There is a certain rhythm, flow, and timing to casting a fly and when done well, the cast is a thing of of effortless beauty. I donít know about you, but in my mind many of those same fluffy adjectives also come to mind about stand-up paddleboarding, so it stands to reason that the two activities would pair well. After a few years of fly fishing from iSUPís I can say unequivocally that they do in fact compliment each other in a way that should be experienced.

Intro to SUP Yoga: Meditation & Chataranga Flow

Posted by Airhead SUP on 5/31/2017 to Kelli Nicole
Meditation and Chataranga Flow on a SUP

Welcome to the first online #SUPyoga session of the 2017 season with Kelli Nicole Yoga & Airhead SUPÖ Something truly magical happens when the ocean meets the mat, it becomes a floating sanctuary!

Sand Hollow Paddle Boarding & Bass Fishing

Posted by Airhead SUP on 5/26/2017 to SUP Fishing
Sand Hollow State Park Paddle Boarding and Bass Fishing

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, J.B. Spilker

Sand Hollow paddleboard bass fishing is epic. This is a report on my awesome adventure on my new
Airhead SUP (Stand Up Paddle) board
bass fishing on Sand Hollow to help you on your next trip. Hereíre the details of this trip, and how I used a Paddle Board to catch a half dozen un-harassed spring bass in only an hour of fishing. Included in this post are the baits I used, a map of where I found bass, and a video of the action to help you get dialed in and ďKrakenĒ bass.  Enjoy!

What to Pack for a Day Trip on Your SUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 5/25/2017 to Kimberly Ciesla
What to Pack for a Day Trip on your SUP

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Kimberly Ciesla

So youíve had some time to get well acquainted with your new iSUP, practicing the beginner basics and honing in on your skills while using SUP safety tips. Now youíre ready for your first real SUP adventure and you will need to have the right SUP Gear. Weíve compiled a quick little check list to help you get started with the basics and to get you quickly on your way for your first iSUP adventure day trip.

Bass Fishing From a SUP on Blue Lake in Utah

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

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, 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 SUP Fishing
Chad LaChance - Why You Should Try Fishing from a SUP

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Chad LaChance

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!

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

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Kimberly Ciesla

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.

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!

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!