Bring the Correct Paddle Boarding Equipment
Aside from your paddle boards, you'll need a few other items to have a fun and safe experience.
You'll need a paddle of the appropriate length. I've already explained how to adjust your paddle to the proper height. Paddles are made from a variety of materials. Aluminum is the least expensive, but it is also the heaviest. Fiberglass paddles are lighter and more efficient than wood paddles, but they are more expensive. The best and most expensive paddles are made of carbon.
If you have an inflatable SUP, you may need to bring a pump, especially if you plan on paddling for several days. Bring the appropriate pump for your board and, if possible, a SUP electric pump. Manually inflating a SUP can be a real workout.
Don't forget to bring an SUP repair kit. Most inflatable boards come with one already installed.
I also recommend investing in a dry bag for your clothes and other valuables. If you intend to use your phone, you should consider purchasing a waterproof phone case to prevent it from being damaged by water.
Carry plenty of fresh drinking water because paddling can quickly dehydrate you. Bring snacks to keep your energy levels up.
Are paddle board pumps universally available?
Why You Should Do It SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) Stand up paddling is a fantastic water sport with numerous advantages. Here's why I think you should give it a shot.
SUP Is One of the easiest water sports to Start One of the best aspects of SUP is how simple it is to get started.
Paddle boarding is simple, and you don't need expensive equipment to get started. You don't even have to live near the sea or a large lake. You can have fun on the water with an inexpensive Lucid package and a PFD!
SUP is one of the most simple water sports to learn—much simpler than surfing. Start slowly and paddle while seated or kneeling on calm water until you feel comfortable standing.
I'd also argue that, despite appearances, SUP is easier than kayaking. Kayaking may be simple, but some advanced skills, such as Eskimo rolling, may take some time to master.
Anyone Can Use a Paddle Board
Paddle boarding is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels.
Some activities may be impossible or difficult for larger people to do, but not SUP. Although paddle boards have a weight limit, paddle boarding does not. You can always find a SUP that is large enough to support your weight.
It's also a sport that can be started slowly as you improve your fitness.
SUP is also beneficial for older people and athletes with injuries because it is gentle and does not require weight-bearing like running.
Inflatable paddle boards are both long-lasting and useful.
Inflatable paddle boards make SUP even more appealing and accessible. They are inexpensive but extremely durable. Quality inflatable stand-up paddle boards are virtually indestructible and do not dent as easily as solid boards.
You don't have to worry about storage or transportation when you use an inflatable paddle board. It's ideal for people who live in small apartments or have smaller cars. When deflated, an iSUP can fit almost anywhere, including under the bed.
Inflatables are also simple to repair and can be done on your own.
Paddle boarding engages multiple muscle groups at the same time.
Another significant advantage of paddle boarding is that it is a full-body workout. Most activities, such as kayaking, target a specific set of muscles. When paddling a kayak, your upper body does the majority of the work, while your lower body muscles do little.
Paddle boarding, on the other hand, works almost every muscle group in your body. Even the smaller muscles that you rarely use in daily life will be activated.
It works the muscles in your neck, back, chest, arm, shoulder, core, glutes, and legs. To use all of these muscles, make sure you're paddling properly.
How to paddle board into the wind
Inflatable boards are worth the money because, as previously stated, they are long-lasting. They also come with everything you need, including a bag for your board and other paddling necessities.
If you buy a good inflatable SUP, you'll have it for a long time. What's more, they're portable, so you can take them with you wherever you go.
Inflatable paddle boards are less expensive than hard paddle boards, and you can get a good board for a reasonable price.