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6 Dog Breeds Great for Paddleboarding

If you’re looking into becoming an avid paddleboard enthusiast, the following popular breeds will have no trouble hitting the waves with you. Just don’t forget to pocket these helpful stand-up board tips!

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Best Beginner Stand Up Paddle Boards 2022

After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing dozens of boards, our expert staff has selected the best beginner stand up paddle board 2022 models. These are designated by the "A" grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc).

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Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards 2022

After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 200+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best inflatable stand up paddle board 2022 models. These are designated by the "A" grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc).

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Best Stand Up Paddle Boards 2022

After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 200+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best stand up paddle board 2022 models. These are designated by the "A" grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc).

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Spring 2022 SUP 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 2022 Spring paddle boarding season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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Bay Sports Wood Look Original Series

Price: $649 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Tour
Weight: 22.7 lbs Sizes: 10'6", 11'6"

Who is this for: If you’re on the market for an affordable, inflatable touring paddle board that comes in a complete package, the Bay Sports Wood Look Original Series is one to take into consideration. At $649, the Wood Look sits just above the low price tier and is best-suited for touring paddling but does well for all around paddling too . At 32 inches wide, the board is very stable and user-friendly to all paddlers, no matter age, skill, or size. It is also fairly lightweight, weighing only 20 lbs making nice and easy to carry. The Wood Look does include everything you need to get on the water right out of the gate including a paddle, leash, fin and the board itself also has a solid amount of add on’s that you’ll typically see come with other touring paddle boards.Read more HERE.

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Bay Sports Mandala Series

Price: $679 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Yoga
Weight:  26.3 lbs Sizes: 11'

About the board:If you’re looking for an inflatable paddle board great for beginners that suits all around paddling and yoga, take a look at the Mandala series inflatable SUP by Bay Sports. This board is best suited for paddling shorter distances, up to a couple miles at most, and will do best in calmer waters, either on a lake or near the shoreline. The board weighs roughly 22 lbs so carrying it should be quite manageable for most paddlers. Retailing at $679 this board comes with everything you need (paddle, pump, backpack, leash) to get on the water and is a really nice package for less than $1,000 USD. Read more HERE.

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Bay Sports Cruise

Price: $499 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All Around
Weight: 16.86 lbs Sizes: 9'6"

Who is this for: Looking for a very lightweight, affordable inflatable stand up paddle board that’s best suited for paddlers on the smaller side? Check out Bay Sports’ Cruise Signature Series SUP. The Cruise comes fully loaded with all the tools needed to get on the water. Pump? Check. Leash? Check. Paddle? Check. Fin? Check. This board is designed for beginner paddlers and all around paddling near the shore or dock for shorter distances, up to a mile or two. It also comes in a few different colorways so there are options to choose from to suit your style. Priced at $499, this is a pretty good value for all that comes with it.Read more HERE.

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Bay Sports Explore

Price: $549 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All Around
Weight: 17.52 lbs Sizes: 10'6"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a beginner-friendly, lightweight SUP that doesn’t break the bank check out the Explore Signature Series from Bay Sports. The Explore is best suited for all around paddling and short distances. It is very versatile and can be used for family fun, catching small waves, even a bit of yoga. As with all of Bay Sports’ boards, the package comes with everything you need. Paddle, leash, pump and fin are all included in the package making it nice and easy to get on the water. Priced at $549, this board sits in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability.Read more HERE.

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Bay Sports Seek

Price: $449 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All Around
Weight: 23.12 lbs Sizes: 10'8"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a paddle board that’s under $500 check out the Bay Sports Seek inflatable SUP. This paddle board comes in at $449 which is one of the most affordable boards that you’ll be able to find on the market. It comes fully loaded with the board, pump, paddle, leash, fin, and repair kit all included which is a ton of value at this price point. The Seek is a very stable board and is great for all around, short distance paddling, great for beginners. The board is also lightweight and easy to carry weighing just under 20 lbs.Read more HERE.

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Bay Sports Tour

Price: $599 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Touring
Weight: 19.62 lbs Sizes: 11'6"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for an affordable, inflatable paddle board that is designed for touring check out the Tour Signature Series from Bay Sports. This paddle board comes in a few different color ways so you have a few options there to choose what you like best. This board works well in mid to long range distances, anywhere from 3-7 miles plus. The Tour is stable at 32 inches thick and quite durable as well. Priced at $599, the Tour sits in the in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability.Read more HERE.

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Holiday SUP Gift and Gear Guide 2021

With the gift-giving holidays in full swing, it's time to think about getting something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we've put together a gift/gear guide of the newest and coolest items to have recently hit the shelves and racks on the SUP market. If you're looking for something to get for your lover, mother, brother, sister, friend, or anyone for that matter this holiday season, this guide will be perfect for the stand up paddler in your life. And who's to say you can't get a little something for yourself, 'Tis the season after all!

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