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Paddle Boarding Gold Coast, Australia

Located in Australia’s north-eastern State of Queensland, the Gold Coast is home to prized surf breaks. But, it’s running through the green behind the gold where you’ll find a superb range of flat water destinations that are perfect for Boga and recreational paddlers.

  • Published in Travel

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.

  • Published in Tips

Tips For SUP Fishing Rookies

So you’ve just purchased your new SUP fishing board and are ready to get out on the water and catch a few fish but want a few helpful hints? Here, SUP fishing expert and BOTE Boards ambassador Ryan Hambel shares a few tips for SUP fishing rookies. Check it out:

  • Published in Tips

SIC Maui 2019 Range: New Surf Shapes, Touring Boards, & Graphics

The new SIC Maui 2019 Collection offers some exciting new shapes and designs, breaking away from traditional SIC aesthetics. From a brand whose claim to fame has been solid colors, straight lines, and heavy on premium race boards, their 2019 range mixes things up with beautiful graphics and colors on all new surf, touring, and all-around models.

  • Published in Gear

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.

  • Published in Opinion

What To Avoid On A SUP Expedition

Adventure is one of the perks of SUP and it’s what keeps us all coming back for more. But, it’s not always as easy and fun as it looks. Things can and likely will go wrong at some point and no-one knows this better than some of SUP’s most experienced adventure paddlers Bart de Zwart and Gabriel Gray. In order to avoid these same unfortunate experiences, we caught up with these two to get some tips on what to avoid when on a SUP expedition of your own. Check it out:

  • Published in Tips

Paddle Boarding Barbados

Barbados or Bim, as it is lovingly referred to by its local inhabitants, is a perfect island paradise for the progressive adventuring paddle boarder. With its rich history, Barbados packs a real punch in its 166 square mile package.

  • Published in Travel

How To Fix A Ding On Your Standup Paddle Board

Getting a ding on your paddle board is a bummer but it’s not the end of the world. Unless something catastrophic happens dings on your board should be relatively simple to fix. Here, BIC SUPs Jimmy Blakeney shows you how to repair fiberglass and plastic stand up paddle boards and surfboards.

  • Published in Tips

Surftech Releases Sneak Peek of 2019 Collab With prAna

In 2018 Surftech and prAna collaborated to create the ultimate line of Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) boards, paddles, and for 2019 they’re back at it! Blending prAna's versatility and Surftech's art of technology, together both Surftech and prAna are proudly introducing a collection with amazing aesthetics, proprietary constructions, and sustainability features.

  • Published in Gear

How To Keep Your Kids Safe on A SUP

Stand up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing activities in the world, and with good reason: it's a blast! However, as with all water-based activities, 'safety first' is a good motto to keep in mind. Particularly when it comes to your kids. Here are a few key safety points to remember, so that you and your kids can get the most out of your paddle boarding and feel safe while doing so.

  • Published in Tips

Nutritional Tips for Finding Balance On and Off Your SUP

Professional and competitive stand-up paddle boarders don’t make it to the top of the sport on skills alone. It requires a lot of hard training to harness these skills and an increased amount of attention to diets. In order to achieve good balance on your board, it is important that you have a good balance of nutrition when you’re off the board.

  • Published in News

Could Caffeine Boost Your SUP Performance?

Did you start today with a cup of coffee? Most of us already enjoy a daily cup of Joe, with around 64 percent of Americans drinking at least one cup of coffee each day. But while Americans may drink the most coffee in the world, coffee can be much more than just part of your morning routine. Caffeine could actually boost your workout and improve your SUP performance and has become a favorite exercise partner for many athletes around the world.

  • Published in Opinion
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