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Best Standup Paddle Boards 2017

After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 70+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best standup paddle board 2017 models. These are designated by the "A" grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc).

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SUP Pictures By Flux Photography

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we believe it. In our SUP Photography Series we highlight and connect with exceptional photographers in and out of the stand up paddle boarding world and showcase some of their many fabulous photos. This week in our latest exhibit, we are thrilled to share the exquisite talent of photographer Lorenzo Vladimir Menendez of Flux Photography.

5 Tips To Improve Your SUP Race Performance

Want to know the key to success when it comes to performing well during a stand up paddle race? Look no further because we've aggregated improvement tips from some of the best SUP racers on the planet. Stepping up your game and performing at a higher level takes more than just a lot of time on the water. Here are the top 5 tips on how you can improve your performance during a SUP race.

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Boardworks Shubu

Price: $1,099 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-around
Weight: 26.7 lbs Sizes: 9'6", 10'6"

About the board: The Shubu is a very stable, inflatable board that is great for beginners. The board takes the simple route in terms of looks, coming with a limited play on color and graphics however, it offers unique features having two side-bite fins and with the option of adding a third, FCS II center fin into the center fin box which is unusual for inflatables. It has reinforced rails and an arch bar in the center to help with rigidity and comes in a nice portable bag and has a repair kit in case of damage. The board has premium qualities for an affordable price, meriting it Supconnect’s “A” grade. Read more HERE.

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Top 5 SUP Destinations in USA

After about 5 years on the road Mike Tavares and his trusty sidekick Shredder have explored countless coastlines, rivers, and lakes from coast to coast. After seeing so much diversity and opportunity to paddle in the US, Mike does his best to narrow down the best 5 places you must paddle board in the U.S.A.

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5 Tips To Improve Paddle Stroke

In stand up paddle boarding, having a good paddle stroke is crucial to seeing results and improving skill level. Many of stand up paddling's top athletes stress that the paddle stroke is one of the most important, if not the most important, tool to master when paddling. We caught up with many of stand up paddling's best athletes to get some tips on how to have a great paddle stroke. See what they had to say...

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Boardworks Muse

Price: $1,149 Build: Non-inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-around
Weight: 27.3 lbs Sizes: 10'6"

About the board: The Muse is a very stable, non-inflatable beginner board designed for all-around paddling. The Muse is an award-winning board and has gorgeous graphics geared in particular towards the female paddler coming with an exceptional mix of bright colors and artwork that are eye-catching and nice to look at. The board misses a few points like lightweight construction and speed-centric design that many intermediate and advanced paddle boards encompass but for the affordable price the Muse is a stunning all-around board that is great for recreational paddling, well-deserving of Supconnect’s “A” grade. Read more HERE.

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2017 Spring Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

The sun is starting to shine, ice is melting and spring is starting to peek it’s head around the corner. With temperatures rising and waterways defrosting into lakes and rivers again, it’s time to start getting geared up and ready to get back on the water and out of the winter hibernation. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, accessories, and of course boards for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2017 Spring paddle boarding season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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Boardworks Joyride Flow

Price: $1,099 Build: Non-inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Yoga
Weight: 28.01 lbs Sizes: 9'11"

About the board: The Joyride Flow is a great non-inflatable all-around / yoga hybrid board suitable for paddlers with any skillset. The board is very stable due to its width of 33 inches and the graphics are gorgeous, featuring a wood deck and awesome artwork on the deckpad. The deck pad conveniently doubles as a yoga mat for times when you want to practice your yoga on the water and has bungee tie downs that are perfect for holding gear while you’re on the move. This paddle board is easy to carry due in part to the LiftSUP handle as the main holding point in the board. Because of the multi-purpose aspects of the board in part with premium features like the LiftSUP handle the Joyride Flow is awarded Supconnect’s “A” grade. Read more HERE.

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Boardworks Shubu Raven

Price: $1,299 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Intermediate Use: Race/Touring
Weight: 28.6 lbs Sizes: 12'6"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a stable, inflatable, touring board to paddle mid to long-range distances of up to 10 miles then the Shubu Raven from Boardworks is worth looking at. This stand up paddle (SUP) board comes in a single layer drop stitch construction which is moderately durable and has its ups and downs. Due to is width of 30 inches the board is stable. Its construction comes at an average weight having 2.29 lbs per foot, weighing a total of 28.8 lbs. Its shape makes the Shubu Raven a touring board that should be used by intermediate paddlers. With its construction and shape combined, this board is best fitted for mid-range to long-distance paddling of up to 10 miles. Retailing at $1,299, the board sits in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability.

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Boardworks Shubu X Rocket

Price: $1,199 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Intermediate Use: Race
Weight: 25.8 lbs Sizes: 11'6"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a stable, touring/race, inflatable board to paddle mid-range distances (3-5 miles) then the Boardworks Shubu X Rocket is worth a look. This stand up paddle (SUP) board comes in the Single Chamber Dropstitch construction which is durable and has both ups and downs. Due to its width of 30 inches the board is stable and best suited for intermediate-advanced paddlers. The board has 2.24 lbs per foot weighing a total of 25.8 lbs. Its shape makes the board best suited for touring or race training and should be easy to use for paddlers with an intermediate skill-set. Its construction and shape combined best fit this board for recreational paddling and is great for touring and race training. Retailing at $1,199, the board is priced in the mid-tier market in terms of affordability.

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Boardworks Shubu Sport

Price: $899 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-around
Weight: 25.5 lbs Sizes: 10'6"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for an affordable, all-around, inflatable board that is very stable to paddle then Boardworks’ Shubu Sport is worth a look. This stand up paddle (SUP) board comes in the single chamber drop stitch technology which is meant to be durable. The board is very stable due to its 32 inch width and the board has 2.43 lbs per foot weighing a total of 25.5 lbs. Its shape makes the Shubu Sport an all-around board suited for paddlers of any skill level. Its construction and shape combined best fit this board for short-distance paddling, mainly around the beach and dock. Retailing at $899, the board sits in the lower-end of the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability.

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