Featured Stand Up Paddle Boards
Whether its cruising lakes or touring the coast lines the added width and thickness keeps this board gliding smooth whilst being incredibly rigid and stiff.
With added tail width and volume the Alana performs effortlessly whilst gliding through flat water carrying extra weight so there's no reason the kids can't jump on! With its durable and lightweight construction the Alana builds strength from the inside out with the second layer being a hybrid stringer and the first layer a reinforced drop stitch deck this board is designed to handle some tough conditions whilst not being weighed down.
Dimensions :: Unisex > Surfboards.
Air centre carry handle Naish Alana Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Construction: 1st layer premium drop stitch deck and base which is durable and rigid 2nd layer hybrid stringer to reinforce the shape Reinforced double rail construction that adds strength and stiffness SelyTech KS-1 Adhesive: Increased the long term durability and added seam reinforcement Inflatable EVA deckpad for added grip whilst on the water 10 Inch slide in centre fin Dual flow pump Includes carry bag with back straps.
High manoeuvrability and lightness make it an ideal option for both flat water and small wave riding.
A new and improved addition to the Hydro-Force collection, it has a sportier look than previous models to paddleboard in style.
It also has a thicker deck than older models for greater strength, buoyancy and stability on the water.
Contents: SUP board / aluminium paddle / hand pump / travel bag / surf leash / repair kit.
Weight capacity: 209 Lbs.
[95kg] / Passenger capacity: 1 / Inflated size: L9ft x W30in x D4.75in [2.74m x 76cm x 12cm] / Weight deflated: 23.6 Lbs.
Note: SUP features 3 fixed fins.
At 3.3 metres long this is a great board for beginners and more experienced riders alike and for almost any kind of wave.
The flat, wide deck gives great stability and allows for quite a turn of speed should you require it.
Maximum comfort and quickness for all skill levels, the VAPOR was developed as a perfect all-round stand up paddle board.
The standard package for this board includes a tripe fin set (1 large and 2 small), 23" hand pump for fast inflation, quality hard wearing carry bag, pressure gauge and repair kit.
Customise your SUP Package with optional paddle and leash upgrades.
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!