Paddleboards. You’ve seen them everywhere, eyeing them longingly as they glide effortlessly through the water like waterborne angels. “It’s not for me,” you thought, eyeing the ground as you plod about like a boar, “standup paddleboards are for other people; special people. There’s no way I could do that”. Well I’ve got news for you, friend. You can do it. Paddleboarding is within your grasp, waiting to usher you into a beautiful new age of outdoor adventure and endless recreation. So take that first wobbly step with me now as you embark into the magical world that is SUP.
(SUP stands for standup paddleboarding. See? You’re already learning about your new hobby.)
Before you dive headfirst into shimmering blue waters of paddleboard ownership, there are a few important factors to consider.
Shape and Style
Paddleboards come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and these particulars determine the kind of activity you’ll have the most success with. Wide, oval-shaped boards with rounded tips are great for beginners, and those looking to do paddleboard yoga because they are incredibly stable and easy to maneuver.
Touring or “Sprint” boards are sleek and pointed, cutting through the water and allowing the rider to cover much longer distances. Because of their shape, they can be less stable for newcomers and are generally favored by more experienced paddlers looking for a more adventurous experience.
The size of your paddleboard can have just as great of an impact on your experience as its shape, and there are many factors to consider when making this choice. Is this board just for you or will you be paddling with a friend? Is your dog coming along? To keep things simple, if you paddling solo and are under 6 feet and 185 pounds, you should go with a 10’8” board. If you’re taller than 6 feet and weigh more than 185, a 12’ board is likely a better choice.
When it comes to quality, Bluefin paddleboards are a great choice. They’re manufactured to exacting standards in the UK and are the board of choice for enthusiasts around the world. Visit their website below to check out all of the endless paddleboarding possibilities. They’ve got the experience and expertise to ensure you get the perfect board for your lifestyle.
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