Best advices to correctly play with the inflatable stand up paddle board
Several tips to correctly use the stand up inflatable paddle board. Abrasive elements like dirt, salt, and sand, can cause undue wear and tear to your SUP. Use the comfy carry handles or a handy shoulder strap to carry your SUP at all times. It shouldn’t be dragged through the parking lot or even over sand when in use. Built up grit that’s left on your board can also cause damage to the valve or the PVC material your board is made of when it’s rolled and stored. If you store your board wet, mildew and bacteria can make for unpleasant smells and gradually eat away at your board too.
Wave Riding vs Paddling: What will you be doing on your inflatable SUP? If the answer is that you will just be casually paddling on flat water, you will be looking for a larger and more stable board. Something that is easy to paddle, very stable and you can even do SUP Yoga on. We highly recommend the Pakaloa SUP. Wanting to hit the waves and surf? Then you need a smaller, less stable board, that will be better on the surf. It needs to be manoeuvrable and able to do sharp turns. You also need to be able to punch it through the surf zone to get out to the backline, so you don’t want a large inflatable SUP. We would recommend the Pakaloa SUP. The last category is for more advanced paddlers, being SUP racing and downwind paddles. If you plan on racing you need a very specific type of inflatable SUP. This inflatable SUP needs to be long and narrow for speed, it will be more unstable at first, but as you get used to paddling it, this will get better.
There are many benefits to paddle boarding, whether you’re looking to get fit and lose some weight in the process, or an experienced water sport enthusiast looking for a new challenge. SUPs are good for high impact workouts such as surfing and racing, to low impact activities such as yoga, fishing and recreational paddling. You can go anywhere: One of the best things about paddle boarding is that it can be done anywhere where there is water. Unlike a gym or exercise class, you’re not restricted by where you can go or by opening hours.
Inflatable stand up paddle boards are way more fun than other types of water sports as they offer a personalised yet thrilling experience of paddling to adventure lovers. It allows you to have fun on the water and get a full-body workout because moving your SUP paddle board with the paddle requires your whole body to exercise. Moreover, it allows you to operate the inflatable paddle board while standing, which provides you with a different type of walking on the water kind of experience. You can see and take all those shots of the sun which are impossible to capture from the shore.
An extra inflatable stand up paddle board advice: To non surfers or regular water goers, it is not immediately obvious which end is the front/nose of the board. Many beginner boards are large round nose and tail boards with excellent stability, often a large EVA deck area so you can move (and fall) comfortably. So before you jump on the board, check where the fins are and make sure they are in the back when you paddle! Fins at the back help keep the board straight while you paddle, this is called tracking, and help with grip while you surf waves. Fins up front make for a very twitchy paddle board that just won’t go straight no matter how hard you try!