This month Lia shows us how to do Upward Bow Pose, Standing Forward Fold, Double Pigeon with Eagle Arms and Lizard Pose on your paddle board.
Now, paddle surfing has become a sport in its own right. More and more people are not only eager to get on a paddleboard, but also to learn how to catch waves on one. Once you catch your first few waves on paddleboard, you will be hooked!
A decade ago, paddle boarding events were mostly limited to the islands of Hawai’i. Now, major cities across the United States have their own series of SUP events and races that every paddler should take full advantage of!
Have you ever wondered what goes into shaping a paddleboard or a surfboard? We’ve certainly always been curious! We decided to find out so we interviewed board shaper Mauricio Di Bartolomeo of Wave Warrior Surfboards and Tuga SUP.
Ever since the first yogi or yogini got on a paddle board, SUP yoga has spread rapidly, encouraging paddle boarders every where to try it. Paddle boarding and yoga can be the perfect combination. Depending on the type of paddling you are doing, you can combine yoga poses to counter act the movements of the muscles your body makes to paddle. It can also serve to stretch your body after a long paddle.
Within the calm waters of the park is a small hotel called Posada La Ardileña. It is arguably the most magnificent hotel in the park. It offers guests a high-end all-inclusive plan. The food is delicious and the bedding in the rooms is probably better than your own at home.
SUP racing is taking off quickly, almost as fast as a race board cuts through water on race day. In 2016 alone there will be more than 220 official races worldwide. We want to give you an introduction to SUP racing and everything you need to know if you are thinking about competing. We cover the basics like gear, technique, training and resources.
Turks and Caicos is made up of 40 coral islands. The main island, and where you would fly in, is Providenciales. Known locally as Provo, this island has an abundance of chic hotels with beach frontage. Several hotels offer the paddleboard rentals to their guests.
We sat down with Janna Von Hoof, founder of SUPGirlz in Toronto, to ask her about her experience being a SUP lessons and rental business owner. Here is her take on the paddle boarding business and what it is like to work in the industry.
NexStep Products is a company based out of Denver, Colorado. They have a full line up of products to keep your eyewear and accessories dry or at the very least, floating and findable!
These are friends of mine and are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to expand operations and keep the manufacturing in the US.
Riviera specializes in Paddle Surf Boards. The 8″ isn’t as slick as Star Board’s pocket rocket and 9’2″ isn’t as good as the NAISH lineup. That said, overall these are pretty solid boards at reasonable price.
Maybe you’ve rented a paddle board and now you’re ready to own your own. Or you want to bring one up to cabin for the kids so they’re less of a pain in your ass. Whatever the reason, we look at boards that have a solid track record. Oh and they all cost less than $700
Tower Paddle Boards burst onto the scene offering high quality for a low price. Since then a number of others have emerged with cost effective SUPs. In our opinion, Tower’s 9’10” Adventurer still offers the best value on the market.
Inflatable Boards are portable, light weight, cheaper relative to solid construction and real durable. As an all-around casual board inflatables are damn hard to beat. We look at some of the best boards on the market that will fit any budget. If you’re new to the sport start here.
The Solstice Bali is the cheapest full sized paddle board on the market. It’s an ideal board for beginners or the casual paddler looking for a board to leave at the lake or the cottage.
ySUPin’ is the bee knees, cats PJ’s and fiddler’s fiddle. If you’ve never tried it, find a local class and give it a go. It’s incredible – but in order to get the most out of your experience you’re going to want the right ySUP board. We help you figure out which boards are best.
The Keeper Stand Up Paddle Board is one of the least expensive solid construction boards on the market. Read on to find out if the Keeper SUP is right for you.