SUP Laws Across the Country

Posted by Airhead SUP on 5/11/2018 to Helpful Tips
SUP Laws Across the Country

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.

Why You Should Try Fishing From a Standup Paddleboard

Posted by Airhead SUP on 5/9/2018 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%.

Stand Up Paddleboarding Safety Precautions

Posted by on 4/26/2018 to Helpful Tips
SUP Safety Precautions
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.

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

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.

10 Incredible iSUP Destinations for Spring

Posted by Airhead SUP on 3/30/2018 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.

Choosing the Right Inflatable Paddle Board Pump

Posted by Airhead SUP on 3/26/2018 to Helpful Tips
Choosing the right standup paddleboard pump

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.

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.

The Importance of SUP Board Leashes

Posted by Airhead SUP on 2/24/2018 to Helpful Tips
The Importance of Using a SUP Leash
There are several good reasons to keep a leash at the top of your paddle boarding accessories list.

How to Fly Fish from a Standup Paddleboard

Posted by Airhead SUP on 2/20/2018 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.

The Right Way to Use a SUP Paddle

Posted by Airhead SUP on 1/22/2018 to Helpful Tips
The Right Way to Use a SUP Paddle

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.

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 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.

Best Accessories for Paddleboards

Posted by Airhead SUP on 12/11/2017 to Helpful Tips

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.

10 Incredible SUP Destinations for Winter

Posted by Airhead SUP on 12/7/2017 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).

Accessories for Safer Paddle Boarding

Posted by Airhead SUP on 11/30/2017 to Helpful Tips
Accessories for Safer Paddleboarding
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. 

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.

Eight Great Benefits of Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Posted by Airhead SUP on 10/25/2017 to Helpful Tips
Eight Benefits of Standup Paddleboarding

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. 

How to Use a Paddle Board Pump to Inflate Your iSUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 10/17/2017 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.

SUP Fishing Doís & Doníts

Posted by Airhead SUP on 9/8/2017 to SUP Fishing
SUP Fishing Dos & Donts

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, JB Spilker

Iíve received a few comments recently about how challenging it looks to fish from a SUP. On the contrary, Iíve found it much easier than a lot of other personal vessels including kayaks, float tubes, or even canoes. Here are some tips of little things to do and to avoid. The goal of this post is to make your life easier when fishing from a SUP.  Hopefully, this will calm your fears of any peril you may feel so you can start fishing from an Airhead SUP.

Best Standup Paddle Gear for SUP Fishing

Posted by Airhead SUP on 9/6/2017 to SUP Fishing
best gear for SUP Fishing

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Chad LaChance

In my mind, one of the best things about stand-up paddleboarding is the simplicity of it. Because Iím a professional angler by trade, normal days on the water for me typically involve an actual boat of some sort, tons of fishing tackle, sonar, GPS, and a pile of other fishy paraphernalia. Even on those river days where weíre wading, I still end up with as much stuff as I can carry on my back; thereís just something about being prepared for whatever fishing condition I might encounter that gives me confidenceÖand confidence catches fish.

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 ďChasing WavesĒ 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.

Best Places in Utah for Bass Fishing on a SUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 8/14/2017 to SUP Fishing
JB Spilker - Bass Fishing in Utah

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, J.B. Spilker

Utah has a lot to offer for bass fishing on an Airhead SUP. There are a lot of great places in the state to launch a paddle board, and catch a few fish. Here are some of the best waters for both paddle boarding and bass fishing in the state of Utah. All of these spots have something a little unique to offer, and are definitely conducive for moving around on an Airhead SUP and Kraken Bass!

How to Introduce Your Dog to Stand Up Paddleboarding

Posted by Airhead SUP on 8/10/2017 to Chad LaChance
Introduce Your Dog to SUP

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Chad LaChance

I love my dog. I love paddleboarding. My dog loves me and paddleboardingÖand thatís a very happy thing. In fact, I rarely paddleboard without my dog these days unless itís a hardcore fishing trip. Why? Because my dog gives me That Look whenever I grab the SUPÖand how can I say no to a beloved companion that loves to paddle as much as I do?

Advanced SUP Yoga: Eagle + Scorpion Variations & Wheel Pose

Posted by Airhead SUP on 8/8/2017 to Kelli Nicole
Advanced SUP Yoga Tutorial

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Kelli Nicole Spraggins

Practice these poses on land, in a guided class or against a wall before attempting on a paddle board. Please also make sure to warm up the body with beginner and intermediate poses to ensure safety.

Conventional Tackle for Fishing From a SUP

Posted by Airhead SUP on 7/25/2017 to SUP Fishing

Chad LaChance Tackle for Fishing from a SUP

By: Airhead SUP Ambassador, Chad LaChance

Funny how the act of writing will teach us about the things we are writing about. For instance, I started this blog a half dozen times; each time I scrapped it and started over. Why, you ask? Because by the time I was a few hundred words deep, I realized each time that my content was not specific, instead ending up sounding like a fishing piece Iíd write about any floating vessel I might fish from, not just an inflatable stand-up paddleboard. 

And therein lies the beauty of the iSUP; it allows us basically the same fishing access as a kayak or fishing boat, but with vastly improved portability and a tiny fraction of the cost.

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