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Starboard Blend 30 Inch Asap Touring Stand Up Paddle Board - 11ft 2 Picture
Starboard Blend 30 Inch Asap Touring Stand Up Paddle Board - 11ft 2
Length: 11 ft 2; Width: 30''; Thickness: 4.3''; Volume: 174 L; Ultra-Lightweight Design: This board is one of the world's lightest paddle boards for the quickest response; Strongest Construction Method: For a more robust design that stands the test of time; Ultra Light Biaxial Carbon Tech: On full deck and bottom wrap for resilience; Light Paint Job: Reduces the overall weight of the board; High Quality Biaxial Carbon: Full deck and bottom wrap for added resilience; High Density Foam: Full deck and bottom wrap for enhanced impact protection; Fused Cell Core: Combined with a water resistant high density foam sandwich supplies superior performance; Ultra-Light Startouch Deck Grip: Integrated deck grip positioned on the nose for superior traction; Hexcel Fins: Located at the centre and side of the board for easy turns; Proven Shape: With its ample nose flip and excellent flat water performance gives a rider an agile ride; :: Unisex > Surfboards
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£828.99
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Starboard Blend 30 Inch Wood All Round Stand Up Paddle Board - 11ft 2 Picture
Starboard Blend 30 Inch Wood All Round Stand Up Paddle Board - 11ft 2
Length: 11 ft 2; Width: 30''; Thickness: 4.3''; Volume: 174 L; Full Deck Australian Pine Layer: Combined with 3D glass mat onto a Fused cell core for superior performance; Full PVC Clear UV Protection Film: Prolongs the life of your board; Sandwich Construction: The board's 3D construction creates a stiff, durable yet light construction; PU Painted Ding-Resistant Rails: Provides protection against impact while safeguarding the board; Impact Resistant Wood Deck: Strong, light and exclusive tech that provides a supremely resilient board; 3/4 Deck Pad: With 3mm square-groove EVA foam in the standing area, 2mm EVA fore and aft; Hexcel Fins: Located at the centre of the board for easy turns; Proven Shape: With its ample nose flip and excellent flat water performance gives a rider an agile ride; :: Unisex > Surfboards
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£1348.99
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Surftech Universal Asa Blue/ Black Stand Up Paddle Board - 12ft 0 Picture
Surftech Universal Asa Blue/ Black Stand Up Paddle Board - 12ft 0
Nose Width: 20.5''; Mid Width: 33.5''; Tail Width: 19''; Thickness: 5''; Volume (L): 258.3; Weight (lbs): 38; Design Completely built in soft EVA deck pad for superior traction and grip along with an ergonomic carry handle; Great for larger paddlers or those trying stand up paddling for the first time; Added volume and full rail make this board one of the most stable stand up paddleboards on the market; Shaped by Randy French: Creator of Surftech - committed to excellence; Fin Setup: Centre box / FCS.

2 + 1; Rider Ability: Beginners; Rider Weight Range: 160-240 lbs; :: Unisex > Surfboards
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£964.99
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Further Information

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 Equipment

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.

Conclusion

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!

 

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