What You Need To Know As A SUP Beginner

What You Need To Know As A SUP Beginner


A SUP beginner’s guide with the best tips and information to enter the world of paddle boarding.

If you have been thinking about starting to stand up paddle boarding for a while now, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll talk about everything you need to know about SUP for beginners, including choosing the right gear, having the necessary equipment, and knowing the safety rules required by the U.S. Coast Guard.


Choose The Right Paddle Board For You

When learning how to paddle board, it is important to choose the best SUP beginner board for you. There are two types of paddle boards, the hard paddle board made from fiberglass, foam core and featuring one or two fins, and the relatively new type known as inflatable paddle boards. These are lighter and softer when you fall, which is why they have become the number one option for SUP beginners.

This SUP beginners guide recommends new ones to the sport to choose a longer, and wider board to make stability easier. As you progress, you can change to a smaller board. One of the go-to paddle boards for beginners is the 10'6" Inflatable Stand Up Board.


Have The Necessary Equipment

Now that you have your SUP beginner board, it is time to talk about the necessary equipment for your paddle boarding time. You’ll need four accessories: a stand-up paddle, SUP leash, a board bag, and a personal floatation device (life vest).

Paddle boards can be found in different materials like plastic, wood, aluminum, and carbon fiber, and they also have a wide selection of handles, shaft shapes, and blades.

A SUP beginner tip is to choose a paddle board that is 6 to 10 inches higher than the paddler, this will ensure you can easily paddle without losing stability.

The SUP leash connects the board to your ankle by a resistant leash with a Velcro strap to easily attach and detach it. You should choose a SUP leash size that is the same or a bit smaller than the board you have. Your board bag is simply to store your board and transport it without damaging it. You can also use a travel backpack, which is Included in our product, to store your paddles, leash, and equipment to have everything ready when you need it.

Finally, the most important accessory is your personal flotation device, known as a paddle board vest. This is not just about a personal preference, but a requirement by the World Paddle Association. Here you can also get the Life Jacket Vest to keep you safe and enjoy water sports.

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SUP Beginner’s Guide

In this post, we talked about the most important SUP beginner tips you should know to enter the incredible world of paddle boarding. You don’t need much to begin, and you can easily find the perfect SUP board and equipment online.

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