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Top Reasons You Need An Inflatable Paddle Board

Inflatables are an awesome choice for stand up paddling and even have quite a few advantages over their hard board counterparts. We've teamed up with a few inflatable lovers to get you a list of the Top Reasons of why you must have an inflatable in your SUP quiver.

  • Published in Tips

SUP Fitness: How Many Calories Does Paddle Boarding Burn?

Standup paddle boarding can offer a fun and relaxing activity that mostly anyone can do, it is also one of the best workouts out there. People with all body shapes, sizes and ages are engaging in standup paddle boarding as a fun fitness activity. As many people have heard, standup paddle boarding is the best workout for a complete body workout. So, how many calories does paddle boarding burn? Find out here.

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7 Physical & Mental Benefits of Whitewater SUPing

Take your paddle board out to some white-water rapids or big waves and you have a really exciting challenge on your hands. In these circumstances, you’ll get to experience the true excitement and beneficial qualities of whitewater paddle boarding.

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River Running Basics on a SUP

If you’re testing the waters and interested in getting into river running you’ll need to learn the basics which include the peel out, eddy turn and ferry. Here, expert whitewater paddler Mike Tavares breaks these basics down.

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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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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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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:

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How To Do A Crossbow 360 In 3 Steps

Want to learn how to do a backside 360 on a foamy river wave using a crossbow technique? Look no further. Expert whitewater SUP paddler Mike Tavares takes us step-by-step on how to do the trick. Check it out:

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The Uniform for SUP Whitewater

River paddle boarding and especially whitewater SUP is a different beast, compared to other disciplines of stand up paddling such as SUP Yoga and SUP Surfing. Its influences are more from the kayak and rafting world. River hydrology is different than the coast, and there are different hazards. Also, the outerwear of kayakers is the uniform of river paddle boarders. Learn about the whitewater SUP uniform here...

  • Published in Gear

6 Ways To Help Speed Up Recovery While You Are Injured

Supconnect’s 2016 Woman of the Year, Seychelle Webster, was struck with an unfortunate injury to the ribs and has been working on her recovery over the past few weeks. We reached out to her to get her tips and advice on how you can help to speed up recovery while you’re injured to get you back on the water as soon as possible. Here’s what she said:

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Learn How To Catch A River Wave In 4 Simple Steps

If you’ve tried river surfing on your stand up paddle board (SUP) but just couldn’t get the hang of it, fear not because river expert Alex Mauer breaks down the four steps you need to take to make catching a wave on the river a piece of cake.

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The Gorge Demands A Leash And A PFD!

Following the tragic events that took the life of paddler Andres Pombo in the days leading up to the 2015 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, SUP athlete and enthusiast Brett Downen gives his take on why wearing a leash and a PFD on the Columbia Gorge is not only a good idea, but an absolute necessity.

  • Published in Opinion
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