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Top 15 Locations for Paddle Boarding This Summer

Summer is on its way, and with it comes the desire to have some fun in the water and start planning your summer trips. Here are 15 of the best places where you can derive the pleasure of gliding in water.

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10 Intermediate Tips For Organizing Great SUP Races

Learn how to take your event to the next level with a few extra steps. It’s important to note, however, that these extra steps can have a major impact on the overall success of your event, ranging from funding and attendance to promotion and beyond. All the steps below serve as a highly important layer to the 10 Basic Tips for Organizing SUP Races. So, here are the intermediate tips for sup race organizing in no particular order...

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How To Choose Your First SUP

Buying your first paddle board can be a challenge. Stand up paddle boards (SUP) aren’t cheap, and a first time buyer can quickly be overwhelmed by all of the options and variations that exist in the market place. Inflatable or hard board? What size should you get? Hull shape? Length? Materials? Price? The stuff one needs to learn seems to go on forever. Answering these basic questions will help you get the SUP that’s right for you.

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What Makes A Quality SUP?

If you’re thinking of buying a paddle board, it helps to know what qualities make a superior SUP. With this knowledge, you will be able to separate the wheat from the chaff and make a great purchase decision.

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How To Become A SUP Coach

As SUP grows through its variety of disciplines, locations and SUP clubs, the requirement for good, fun and safe coaching is needed. This, more often than not, comes in the form of a SUP Coach. So, why become a coach? There are often several reasons why paddlers attend coaching courses.

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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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How To Keep Your SUP Dog Safe

There are risks to taking your pet paddle boarding and we want to ensure that they are just as safe as we are when on board. We reached out to Boardworks' Mike Tavares for some tips on how to keep your dog safe while paddle boarding. Mike brings his pooch Shredder on his SUP with him more often than not and Shred dog is a true SUP pup.

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Paddle Boarding Coconut Island, Hawaii

Nestled in Kaneohe Bay, on the Windward side of Oahu, Coconut Island known as Moku o Loe in Hawaiian is a mini island surrounded by coral reefs. Coconut Island is home to the Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology and is a beautiful place to visit on your standup paddle board.

  • Published in Travel

Tips On Getting In The Water With Your Paddle Board

SAN DIEGO, California - In the second episode to debut from SUP Surf Tips with stand up paddle surfing expert Sean Poynter, Sean teaches us how to safely get you and your stand up paddle board in and out of the water. See Sean's Tips below:

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Paddle Boarding Raiatea, French Polynesia

French Polynesia is the dream location for just about any paddle boarder. Raiatea, located in French Polynesia is an island with tall volcanic peaks surrounded by a lagoon and coral reef. Its particularity is that it shares the same lagoon as the neighboring island, Tahaa.

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River SUP Top Mistakes

Stand up paddling on the river is tough. It’s one of the most technical avenues of paddle boarding and there are a lot of mistakes that rookies, and even sometimes experienced paddle boarders make. Here, pro stand up paddler and SUP river expert Dan Gavere lists some of the top mistakes made by river SUP rookies. Check it out:

  • Published in Tips
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