Is Stand Up Paddleboarding Just a Fad, or Is It Here to Stay?

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/21/2018
Is SUP a Fad

If we were to head to the beach right now, we would see people swimming, sunbathing, relaxing, and stand up paddleboarding. In fact, stand up paddleboarding, also known as SUP, is a fun recreational activity that many people are doing no matter the body of water, which means you might see some on the lake, in the rivers, or even in the ocean.

While so many people are busy enjoying this SUP adventure, there are people like us that are wondering whether this activity is here to stay. I mean, the equipment is not cheap. It makes sense that many people want to ensure that this isnít just a fad before they invest hundreds of dollars into an activity.

Luckily, this article has everything you need to know about stand up paddling and whether it is an activity that will last a lifetime. Here are a few facts you should know about before you start buying equipment.

American Canoe Association Paddling Safety Series

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/18/2018 to Helpful Tips
ACA Safety Series

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)!

The Perfect Summer Afternoon Date: Stand Up Paddleboarding

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/15/2018 to Helpful Tips
The Perfect Summer Afternoon Date-Paddleboarding
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!

What Stand Up Paddleboard Shape Defines You?

Posted by Airhead SUP on 6/5/2018 to Helpful Tips
Inflatable Standup Paddle boards
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. 

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