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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!

SUP Yoga Poses – May

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.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Paddle Surfing

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!

How Are Paddle Boards Made? Interview With A Board Shaper

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.

3 SUP Yoga Poses To Try On A Paddle Board

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.

La Ardileña: Venezuela Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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.

Stand Up Paddle Board Racing: Equipment, Training and Techniques

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.

Paddle Boarding in Turks and Caicos

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.

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.