Featured Stand Up Paddle Boards
This material is made up of a double-layer PVC coated and reinforced fabric, with a mesh of very fine polyester threads connecting the deck to the hull.
These threads ensure that the board can be inflated to very high pressures, and when combined with a 6'' thickness as standard on all SUP Air boards, the rigidity and performance is maximized for general all-round use.
A high-pressure pump is supplied with the board, allowing you to easily inflate it to the 15 PSI recommended for maximum performance and glide.
A great option for anyone looking for a portable, compact board.
The SUP AIR series features best-in-class performance thanks to their rugged 6'' thick drop-stitch construction, a 15psi inflation limit and stable, efficient shapes.
The boards pack neatly into the included oversize backpack :: Unisex > Surfboards
The new bottom configuration of a single concave forward moving through to heavy V in the midsection, with deep concaves running through to V in the tail has radically improved the speed and maneuverability with a crisp and lively rail-to-rail feel.
:: Unisex > Surfboards
With a new bottom contour and rocker profile combined with the pulled in tail it will deliver speed and maneuverability unparalleled to any similar SUP.
Designed and surfed in Hossegor , South West France by Bic's global team, they were able to find the perfect compromise between amazing performance whilst being forgiving for the less experienced stand up paddle boarder.
This board is truly a one board quiver.
:: Unisex > Surfboards
The Stand Up Paddle Board Watersport has been around for a long time, but in recent years has become extremely popular mainly due to the aerobic nature of the sport and the amount of fun that it provides. We compare Stand Up Paddle Boards, Paddles, Wetsuits, Rash Vests, Accessories and more from leading Surfing Retailers to bring you the best prices for the top brands.
Stand up paddle Surfing, or Hoe he’e nalu in Hawaiian, is an up and coming sport that combines a Stand Up Paddle Board (sometimes abbreviated as SUP Board) with a stand up posture and a bladed paddle. Let’s take a closer look at this fascinating sport.
The History and Reemergence of the Paddle Board
It’s origination is Hawaiian and began as a way for Hawaiian surf instructors to maintain a better viewpoint of their students, as standing up gives better views of incoming waves. The term “Beach boy surfing” originated from Waikiki with surfers using these boards to get better viewpoints of tourists learning how to ride waves. The introduction of stand up paddle boarding into the modern scene is credited to the well known big wave surfers Dave Kalama and Laird Hamilton. Rick Thomas was the first of this generation’s surfers to use a stand up paddle board in the beaches of USA, taking a Munoz board with a Kinimaka paddle to California water in 2000.
SUP Surfing Advantages
This surfboard and surfing type has some tangible advantages:
- Surfers gain a better view of incoming waves, which means they are able to catch more of the waves to surf on.
- Paddle Surfing is great fun, and can provide many hours of enjoyment. Surfers don their wetsuits and paddle out for a great round a wave catching.
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding is known to give a great full body workout with an emphasis on the core muscles. As such, many cross trainers are beginning to favor the up and coming sport as a great way to maintain their physique and endurance.
The requirements for an enjoyable experience include a paddle board, paddle, chosen clothing, skin and eye sun protection, and a personal flotation device.
Paddle Board prices vary, we have a great selection on our Paddle Boards page, and the boards vary in size to suit the user’s experience level. The boards are usually longer than ordinary surf boards, being about 9 to 12 feet in length. Flatter, wider boards benefit the novice as they require a more stable ride on the water. Narrower boards are for those that have already been enjoying the sport for some time and don’t need as much assistance in balancing. Paddles should be chosen based on your height, with a standard one being 6 to 9 inches taller than the rider (although some manufacturers claim that 8 to 10 inches is a better decision).
Temperatures should be noted before venturing out on the water, as hypothermia can occur in colder climates. Consider a Wetsuit if these types of conditions could be present. In warmer climates anything that can respond to your movements and is comfortable when wet, such as a Rash Vest and Board Shorts or any standard swim wear would be suitable.
If surfing in the US it is of note that the US coast guard now maintains that SUPs are vessels. As such, those participating in this sport in US waters are required to wear floatation devices when at certain beaches.
If you’re looking for some new variety and maneuverability in surfing, stand up paddle boarding may be for you. This is a wonderful new addition to sport of surfing as a whole, and offers a kind of visibility and maneuverability that you are sure to enjoy. So go grab one of these boards, put on your wetsuit, and hit those waves!