Paddle Board Reviews

Understanding the Different Parts of a Kayak: A Newbie’s Guide

Before mountain climbers go pro, they ensure they’re familiar with all their gear and know how to use it. So just like that pro climber, a kayaker needs to learn all about his kayak, get into what parts it’s made of, and understand just how important each part is to...

How to Pick a Kayak

Your essential guide to finding the right kayak for your individual needs. A Kayak is a kayak, is a kayak, right? Wrong. A lot of newbies in the world of kayaking want to know how to pick a kayak. The answer to that question could be simple, but only if you’ve done...

Health Benefits of SUP

Stand-Up Paddleboarding isn’t just another recreational activity; it may be one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy. Find out why by reading this post… With each year that passes, stand up paddleboarding is becoming more and more popular, and more folks are...

How To Fish From A Kayak

When someone mentions kayaking, most people don’t automatically think of fishing. But wetting a line (a.k.a. Casting a line into the water) from a kayak is one of the most relaxing and enjoying uses for your kayak. It’s not incredibly different from fishing from the...

Why you should try a Night SUP glow tour

We all know how fun paddling can be during the day with the sun on our backs, but have you experienced nighttime paddling? It’s a whole new experience when the ocean shines back at you. At Rainbow Watersports on the North Shore of O’ahu, Hawai’i, this is one adventure...

Health Benefits of Kayaking

As one of the most challenging recreational sports out there, kayaking has a huge range of health benefits, and here’s how it can positively impact your life as well!  So you love kayaking. You’ll take on flat waters and even the rapids. You’re keen on the idea of...

How to Store a Kayak

Your ultimate guide to storing (and protecting) your kayak when not in use Most seasoned paddlers know that their kayak is what makes their whole experience out on the water, and one of the most important things for kayakers is protecting their essential gear. How to...

Yoga on SUP – In Harmony with Nature’s Elements

Written by Christelle Chopard  - As a kitesurfer in Florida, I was looking for another watersport I could do on the days without wind. On my first experience on paddleboard, in 2009, I was directly inspired to explore balance and the flow of water....

Sup Yoga: 4 Poses – June

This month we feature a number of seated poses: Marichyasana C (Seated Twist), Parivrtta Janu Sirsana (Revolved Head to Knee Pose) and Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose) as well as a more advanced SUP Yoga pose Bakasana (Crow Pose)

4 Ways to Become a Better Paddleboarder Off the Water

Some paddleboarders are on the water every day, but would like to add a more wholesome approach to your training. Luckily, all it takes is a little creativity and dedication. Read the following guide we have prepared with you in mind for some tips and tricks!

Paddle Board Reviews By Company

Tower Paddle Board is the brand, the importer, the shop and the sales team. In fancy business terms, that’s to say they’re vertically integrated. In real terms it means you pay less for a better product. Slick deal

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.

BIC has been a leading manufacturer in windsurfing for the past twenty years. They’ve taken this knowledge and applied it directly to their paddle boards. The results are nothing short of terrific.

Probably best known for those big, what-could-you-possibly-need-that-for cases, Pelican makes a decent Paddle Board. They’re not at the top of my list but the kids line: Vibe 80 is a pretty cool option.

NAISH, a Hawaiian board manufacturer knows a thing or two about water sports. For 25 years they’ve been selling kite boards, windsurfing boards and of course, paddle boards. Click the logo to read all of our NAISH reviews.

Hobie Stand Up Paddle Board Reviews

This cat named Hobie Alter has been making boards (surf boards back then) since the 50’s. Today Hobie (the company) is one of the leaders in all things water sports, including SUPs.

Another water sport vet. As you may have guessed Surftech started producing surfboards over 25 years ago. Today, they feature a full line up of surf boards and paddle boards.

Tuga is a Canadian designer and manufacturer of paddleboards. Competitive pricing, high quality boards and a love for paddle boarding sets this company apart.

Some More Paddle Board Reviews

Cheap Paddle Boards

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 Adventurer 9'10

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 Paddle Boards

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.

Solstice Paddle Board Review

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.

SUP's For Yoga

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.

Keeper Stand Up Paddle Board

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.

Paddle Board Paddles

Aside from the board itself, Paddles, are the most important piece of equipment. The question becomes; do you buy a wooden, fibreglass or carbon fibre? Let us help you out.