Summer SUP Gear Guide 2020

SAN DIEGO, California - Whip out your boardshorts and bikinis, it’s summer time! Nothin’s better than summer and we’re so stoked that our favorite time of the year is finally here. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2020 Summer SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

Take a look at the 2020 Summer Gear Guide below:

 Paddles & Accessories


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Body Glove Women's Stand Up Paddle Suit

You'll be standing nice and tall in the Stand Up paddle suit. This crewneck cross-over piece features raglan cap sleeves and a zip front, as well as UPF 50+ material that shields you from the sun's rays. Stand Up's flat-lock seams and mid-coverage bottom will have you feeling comfy and confident all day long. Part of our environmentally conscious Flourish collection, this suit is made with recycled rib inserts.

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LifeStraw, a leader in innovative water filtration, has lightweight and easy to carry solutions to stay safely hydrated on-the-go. Whether headed to a local beach or international surf destination, the LifeStraw Go is durable enough to withstand the toughest outdoor conditions, and the LifeStraw Universal allows users to get the benefits of LifeStraw’s water filtration without sacrificing their favorite water bottle. Both allow users to fill/re-fill their bottles from any natural water source: tap, hose, lake, river, stream, etc. making these options ideal for safe drinking water on-the-go.

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Surftech / prAna Pontoon Paddle

• EVA Comfort Grip handle
• ABS Blade edge protection
• Pre-preg molded carbon
• Anti-twist grooved shaft
• Carbon blade reinforcements
• CNC HD-foam core
• 2-piece adjustable shaft

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Headhunter Reef Safe Sunscreen

Headhunter created the "Original" Face Stick for surfing. Hands free, pocket sized protection. This unique powder dry formula is similar to foundation make-up and can even be applied in the water! Stays visible on your skin so you know it's working. Approved for all conditions and climates.


 Boards - Inflatables


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Surftech Dreamliner

The ALL NEW Dreamliner Air-Travel from Surftech features a progressive outline, strategically placed handles and fin box, integrated deck pad, high pressure valve, and the most advanced Drop-Stitch technology to create an ultimate adventure board in all conditions. It's a board that is great for all paddlers, from beginners to the experts.

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Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride MSL

The iconic Red Paddle Co 10’6” Ride continues to win numerous SUP industry and consumer awards. Thanks to the unrivalled quality, durability and reliability of all Red Paddle Co boards, the 10’6" is a hit with families yet it’s also a go-to board for more adventurous paddlers. Designed to float and glide easily on flat water, it has just the right amount of curve in the plan shape, so it also rides smoothly in surf.

See our review of the Sport HERE.

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Body Glove RAPTOR +

The Body Glove™ Raptor + ISUP is a complete package that is versatile, ultra-stable and built for all levels. This ISUP includes triple layered side rails and stringers for a lighter and faster platform while maintaining rigidity. This board is loaded with great features, like a multi-functional carry handle, action camera attachment point, cargo bungee and three large, fixed-fins. The Raptor + ISUP is fast, convenient and ready for your next adventure.

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BIC 11'0 Wing Air

This COMPLETE PACKAGE includes rigid inflatable board, adjustable paddle, safety ankle leash, backpack, high-pressure pump with gauge, repair kit, deck bungee for gear storage, carry handles at center, nose and tail, tie down o-rings at nose and tail, “yoga-mat” style traction pad for comfort and grip. The 11’ Wing AIR complete package is the perfect board for flat-water cruising with family and friends as well as going on longer distance touring-style adventures. The 11’ Wing AIR works great for novice riders up to 220lbs.

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Slingshot Crossbreed Airtech

From relaxing summer days on the beach with family and friends to backcountry adventures in pristine lakes and streams, Slingshot’s Crossbreed inflatable paddleboard is your ticket to user-friendly fun in the great outdoors. With a wide waist, tapered tail and gently rockered-nose, the Crossbreed is designed to be versatile. This board shape excels in all conditions.



 Boards - Hard Tops


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SIC Maui Tao Surf

The TAO SURF is inspired by traditional surf design. The full nose and rounded pintail help you to drop into waves, carving down the line with ease. The wider widths make the board stable, which comes in handy when punching through the shore break or standing out in the lineup. These boards also make for nice cruising boards with a moderate rocker line that tracks and glides nicely through the water.

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Surftech Catalyst

Joe BARK shaped the Catalyst for flat-water cruising plus it still performs in small to medium surf. The prAna collaboration utilizes a print from the 2020 swim collection that looks great and is appealing to everyone that gets on it. Utilizing quality fiberglass, EPS, Greenpoxy resin (plant based epoxy system), and Surftech molding methods we achieved a very durable and lightweight board. The Catalyst is included with 4 deck tie downs, ledge handle, rear padded handle, and 3/4 deckpad.

See our review of the Catalyst HERE.

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 Pau Hana 11'0" | Big EZ Hawaiian VFT

The Big EZ Hawaiian VFT is the perfect all-around paddle board. Its super stable design makes it an easy board to paddle and develop your skills on while the VFT construction means it will stand the test of time and anything the river can throw at it. It’s a great choice for those looking for a do-it-all board that anyone in the family can paddle.

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NSP Elements Allrounder

The Elements Allrounder is the ultimate allround SUP – a perfect blend of fun wave performance and flatwater paddling glide makes this board a trendsetter in the market. The board has a proven outline with semi pointed surf style nose with moderate nose lift, a forward wide point for stability and easy paddling. From flatwater cruising to fun surf days at the beach – the NSP Allrounder series has you covered.

Make sure to head to your local retailer to find all these items and more during this Summer season!

Last modified onFriday, 05 June 2020 16:25

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