Transitions: A Spring cleaning checklist to prepare for SUP Season

Posted by Airhead SUP on 4/15/2018 to Kimberly Ciesla
Spring Checklist SUP Season

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Kimberly Ciesla

It’s that time of year again.  It’s that time of year when you’ve decided that you’ve 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 “How can I prepare myself for the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Season when Mother Nature isn’t cooperating?”

While the weather isn’t 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.

Paddle Smart With These 9 Important SUP Safety Tips

Posted by Airhead SUP on 3/20/2018 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.

What to Pack for a Day Trip on Your SUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 1/11/2018 to Kimberly Ciesla
What to Pack for a Day Trip on your SUP

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Kimberly Ciesla

So you’ve 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 you’re ready for your first real SUP adventure and you will need to have the right SUP Gear. We’ve 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.

Cleaning and Maintaining your SUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 11/17/2017 to Kimberly Ciesla
How to Clean and Maintain Your SUP

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!

First-Timer's Guide to Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Posted by Airhead SUP on 11/16/2017 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.

Why I Ditched My Kayak for My SUP this Summer

Posted by Airhead SUP on 9/4/2017 to Kimberly Ciesla

Why I Ditched My Kayak for a SUP

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Kimberly Ciesla

Well if you know me or have been following along for a while you may already be aware that I am a girl who loves the water. You pretty much can be guaranteed that if there is any water nearby, the shoes will fly and I will be in that water at some point. Whether it be “Chasing Waves” with my camera or paddling around on my stand up paddleboard (SUP) with my husband and family. However, one thing that you may not know is that I have not always been a stand up paddle boarder. As a matter of fact, my family and I have always been avid kayakers for many years until recently after discovering Stand Up Paddleboarding and the unique differences and benefits that caused me to ditch my kayak for my SUP this summer.

Setting the Pace for Summer: Pace 1030 iSUP Review

Posted by Airhead SUP on 7/17/2017 to Kimberly Ciesla
Kimberly Ciesla-Review of Pace 1030 iSUP

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Kimberly Ciesla

Setting the pace for summer and paddling my way halfway through a second season as an Airhead SUP Ambassador has provided me with plenty of opportunity to truly familiarize myself with the Airhead SUP Pace 1030 iSUP. Here's my review of the board, and how it performs.

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.

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!

Five Things I Didn’t 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.  “That looks very difficult and it couldn’t possibly be as much fun as kayaking”, right?  Yep! That’s what I thought too. Well let me tell you a few of the things that I didn’t expect to learn on a SUP.  

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. 

Welcome Spring/Summer 2016 Airhead SUP Ambassadors!

Posted by Airhead SUP on 4/13/2016 to Ambassadors
Airhead SUP Ambassadors

We are so very pleased to be introducing our Airhead SUP ambassador roster for Spring / Summer 2016! Say hello to Gidget the Surf Pug, Kimberly Ciesla, Ryan Boettner, and Kelli Nicole!

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