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All About Standup Paddleboarding (SUP)

SUP is an acronym that stands for “standup paddleboarding.” One thing is for sure, paddleboarding is taking the watersports world by storm. Here's all of the information you'll need to get into SUP, to find standup paddleboarding deals, and to take your standup paddleboarding to the next level. Lets SUP!

How to Choose a SUP
Here are some points to consider so that you choose a SUP that fits how you intend to paddleboard.

What is SUP?
SUP is an acronym that stands for standup paddleboarding. Learn all about this activity that is taking the world of water sports by storm.

Getting Started in Standup Paddle Boarding
Also known as SUP, standup paddleboarding is quickly becoming the fastest growing watersport in the United States. Read this article to learn how to get started in standup paddleboarding.

Paddleboards: Plastic or Fiberglass
Here is a review of some of the factors that will play into the decision on whether to buy a plastic paddleboard or the traditional fiberglass paddleboards.

Learn How to Standup Paddleboard
You may have seen standup paddleboarders paddling by on the beach, under a bridge, or just while driving by a local body of water. As in all watersports, there are a couple of primary ways to learn how to standup paddle board. Not included in these is to just buy some SUP equipment and give it a go by yourself. This article will help you get...

Parts of a Standup Paddleboard (SUP)
Here is the different lingo referring to the parts of a standup paddleboard and their overall function as they relate to the design of the board.

Choosing a SUP Paddle
Choosing the right standup paddleboard paddle is the next most important decision you will make after you decide what type of standup paddleboard to buy. It is a decision that will ultimately affect the paddling efficiency of the paddler, the paddle, and even the board.

Parts of a SUP Paddle
Before one can talk about a SUP paddle, a basic understanding of the parts of a SUP paddle is essential. Here is a basic list and description of each of these components, features, and parts of a SUP paddle.

Standup Paddleboarding Forward Stroke
Learn the SUP forward stroke and you’ll be able to paddle longer, recover quicker, go faster, and have more control over your SUP board than all of your friends.

Standup Paddleboarding Equipment and Gear List
If you’ve ever thought about getting started in stand up paddle boarding you’ve wanted to know what gear you will need to buy. Here’s a quick list of the SUP equipment that you’ll purchase.

Top 5 Online SUP Package Deals
If you must have your own paddle board and standup paddle before figuring out your preference here is a list of the top 5 online SUP Package deals.

Different Types of Standup Paddleboarding
Standup paddleboarding is not only for paddling, surfing, or paddle surfing. There are many other sports that can be done in conjunction with Standup Paddleboarding. Here is a list of 6 sports done on a paddle board.

Kayaking and SUP with Whales, Sharks, Dolphins, and Seals
Have you ever wanted to standup paddleboard with the great creatures of the sea? Here are some tips about standup paddleboarding or kayaking with whales, sharks, dolphins, and seals.

Tips for Paddleboarding with a Child on the Board
Here’s some tips on how to take your young child on the paddleboard with you, at least some of the time.

Teaching a Child to Paddleboard
Here are the steps to teach your child to standup paddleboard safely.

Teaching Kids to Paddle Kayaks, Canoes, and Paddleboards
Here are some ways for you to teach your children to canoe, kayak, and standup paddleboard.

All the Uses of Paddleboards
Here is a list of some of the most common synergies between standup paddleboarding and other sports.

Oh Wait! That Paddleboard is a Kayak
All about how Paddleboards can double as sit-on-top kayaks.

SUP – Kayak Hybrids : What You Need to Know
Learn about SUP - Kayak Hybrids and how to determine if a paddle board that can be paddled like a kayak is for you.

Convert Your SUP into a Kayak
Heres how to convert your standup paddleboard into a SUP-kayak hybrid.

The Point 65n Rum Runner Modular SUP
All about the Point 65n Run Rummer Modular SUP, its advantages, disadvantages, and other information.

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