Paddle boarding is a unique activity for your entire body. Not only is it fun to do with your friends and family, but itís beneficial to your own personal health as well. Below, are the top benefits of stand up paddle boarding that you can take advantage of. From helping improve your balance to providing a space for meditation, thereís more to paddle boarding that meets the eye.
Paddleboarding is a unique aquatic sport that combines strength exercise with a calming pace. Your child may want to try the sport, especially if you are already actively paddleboarding yourself or if you've let them enjoy an occasional ride on the bow of your board. It could seem complicated and difficult for some kids, but they can enjoy this sport with just a little bit of practice, patience, and encouragement. To get you started, we've got three helpful tips to get your kids excited for paddleboarding.
Transporting Stand Up Paddle Boards presents some unique challenges. Because of their shape and length, Hardboards donít transport easily. If you donít want to deflate and re-inflate your inflatable SUP every trip, it will also be difficult to take from point A to point B. Although at first glance stand up paddle boards look easy to transport, their long and flat shape actually makes them act like wings when strapped to the roof of a moving vehicle.
As the hot days of summer are upon us, it's the perfect time to try Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) - an activity that has swept the nation over the past few years. Standing on what can be best described as an elongated surfboard, participants use a paddle to propel themselves across the water. The activity is inclusive, easy for anyone to try, master quickly, and have a blast while doing it. Not to mention, paddleboarding is good for your mind and body in so many ways. If you are looking for an activity that is not only fun but also has a variety of health benefits, paddleboarding is for you!
Learn everything you need to know about staying safe on the water this summer, thanks to this series of paddling safety infographics by the American Canoe Association (ACA)!
Summer is here, which means itís time to get outside and enjoy the sun and water on our stand up paddleboards (SUPs). For anyone who loves their SUP - this is the best season. Although we donít need any excuses to spend more time on them, some of you may not have thought about one of the best ways you can use a SUP: on a date!
Whatís the right SUP board for you? That all depends on what youíd like to do with it...
The shape of a stand up paddleboard (a.k.a SUP) is one of the most important characteristics that differentiate it from surfboards. Paddleboards come in a variety of shapes that affect the way the board handles and performs in the water. Each shape is designed specifically for catering to particular SUP specializations.
Whether you're planning to learn SUP yoga, train for a race, or just hit the water for a relaxing paddle with friends, your first step is to choose the right board to maximize your board performance. That might mean youíre looking for speed/efficiency or maximum stability or superior maneuverability.
With the popularity of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), many are asking what kind of life jacket laws and other requirements have become part of this newly-exploding popular sport. Since the SUP is considered a vessel and not a surfboard, there are some things that we want you to be aware of before heading out to your favorite lake, river, bay or ocean.
Stand up paddleboarding is rising in popularity across the country among individuals of all ages. An inflatable SUP (iSUP) can be used on a variety of bodies of water, whether you desire easy access or a more remote location. An iSUP adventure can also range from a relaxing and serene float across the pond to a thrilling balancing act on waves. Whether you choose to take your new iSUP out on an isolated, calm lake on a sunny day or brave the rapids on a river run, we want your experience to be a safe and enjoyable one. Safety on the water is essential to enjoying your next outing.
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.
If you own an inflatable board or several, you know that the right inflatable paddle board pump will make getting ready to go out more enjoyable as well as easier. Because paddle boards need a higher level of inflation, a bicycle pump that you have in the garage may not be usable; as experts in inflatable boards and accessories, we have the right sup board pump for all conditions and budgets.
There are several good reasons to keep a leash at the top of your paddle boarding accessories list.
Although, in the beginning, you might find yourself in the water more than on the board itself, once mastered, spending an afternoon on a stand up paddle board can be a truly relaxing and peaceful experience. Whether lake or ocean bound, in no time at all with the sun at your back and feet solidly planted on your board, those early days of surprise splash-downs will be but a distant memory.
Over the past several years, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has seen a surge in popularity, and it's easy to see why. It's simple enough for adults of all ages to do and can be a great way to exercise your core and balance while having fun in the water.
Before you grab your paddleboard and head out to the lake or ocean, there are a few accessories that you should definitely consider getting. Below are some of our recommendations to get you pointed in the right direction of the best accessories for paddleboards.
The best things in life are free. Free from problems, hassles, and fears, that is. The best way to ensure a great day of paddle boarding is to plan ahead. Once you have chosen the best style of board for your activity of choice, having the right stand up paddle board accessories is crucial. There are accessories for paddle boards that offer convenience, utility, and safety.
Taking the time and effort by following a few simple steps in cleaning, restoring and surface prepping your board will help to prevent premature wear, keep your board in top condition for peak performance as well as keeping it bright, shiny and looking like new!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
With the growth of Stand Up Paddleboarding's popularity, interest in SUP Yoga has also grown, but why? And what are the benefits?