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Top 5 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid

We all make mistakes, especially as a beginner in anything new that we try. Stand up paddle boarding is no different and as one of the fastest growing sports in the world, there are tons of newbies that are participating in the sport on a daily basis. To help these newbies from committing the same mistakes that we've all fallen victim to, here are some of the top mistakes to avoid as a beginner paddle boarder.

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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:

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5 Places to Paddle in Cold Weather

When thinking of stand up paddling many imagine the warm, clear waters of somewhere tropical like Hawaii, Tahiti, or Florida as the perfect, most beautiful places to get on a SUP and explore.

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5 Things To Look For When Buying A Fishing Paddle Board

Fishing from your stand up paddle board (SUP) is an awesome alternative to fishing from your skiff or boat. Not only can you get a nice little workout in but you can also fish in places where it might be too difficult to fish from a boat, or where boats aren’t allowed. When looking for the perfect SUP to fish from you’re going to want to look for a board that has certain qualities.

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How To Get Your Dog Comfortable On A SUP

While I am no dog expert, I have spent enough time with Shredder and other dogs on the water to know that paddling with your dog can be a real adventure full of joy and excitement, but getting your furry friend to that point can be a different story…

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Summer SUP Fun On A Longboard Shape

Supconnect contributor Haywood Newkirk dives into teaching us all about longboard shapes on our stand up paddle boards and how to get started sup surfing on one. Check it out!

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8 Tips to Camp with a Paddleboard

Are you interested in taking a SUP camping trip but don’t know where to start? Expert camper and SUP expeditioner Gabriel Gray shares his tips on what type of gear you need, how to plan your trip and more. Check it out…

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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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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. 

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River Surfing Basics On Your Paddle Board

River surfing expert and paddle board pro Mike Tavares shares a few helpful hints on how to get in and out of a wave while on the river. Here, Mike goes over a few basics and things to know about the river, gear needed and tips on entry and exit from the wave. Check it out:

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Rogue Jackpot

Price: $2,899 Build: Non-Inflatable
Skill: Advanced Use: Race
Weight: 27.5 lbs Sizes: 14'

About the board: If you’re looking for a premium race-specific paddle board, check out the Jackpot from Rogue. This non-inflatable paddle board is best for the expert paddlers who can handle the instability that comes with the narrow width. Weighing in at just over 27lbs, the Jackpot is at an average weight for a similar board of it’s size and doesn’t offer much difficulty when carrying it. This board is a great option for someone looking for that flatwater raceboard that can also work in bumps and a bit rougher conditions if need be. Read more HERE.

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5 Tips To Help You Have A Successful SUP Race

With the SUP racing season right around the corner we thought it best to supply you with some tips that can help you have a successful race come race day. We checked in with the best-of-the-best stand up paddle boarding pros including Kai Lenny, Mo Freitas, Chuck Patterson, Connor Baxter, Lina Augaitis and Annabel Anderson to name a few. We took what they had to say and came up with 5 tips to help you have a successful race.

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