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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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Spring 2021 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 2021 Spring paddle boarding season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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3 Foundational Tips for Stand Up Paddle Yoga

Breathe. Focus. Center. Regardless of experience level, always check in with your breath first. Then, focus. Once breath is stabilized this comes easy. Third, center. Here we don’t mean just mentally, physically center yourself with your board.

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Surftech Beachcraft

Price: $970 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-Around
Weight: 23.15 lbs Sizes: 10'8"

About the board:If you’re looking for an inflatable paddle board that’s affordable yet made with quality materials check out the Surftech Beachcraft. This inflatable standup paddle board comes in one size, a 10’8” and is great for beginners and all around paddling. The board is lightweight and easy to carry and is a pretty stable board so paddlers of any skill level should be able to paddle this without issue. The Beachcraft is best suited for short-distance paddling, around the beach or dock. At $970 the Beachcraft sits in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability. Read more HERE.

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Surftech Monarch

Price: $960 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-Around
Weight: 25.8lbs Sizes: 10'2

About the board:Looking for an inflatable standup paddle board that was designed with the female paddler in mind? The Surftech Monarch might be just what you’re looking for! This standup paddle board comes in one size, a 10’2, and is a good fit for paddlers on the smaller to mid-size. The Monarch is best for all around paddling but can also be used for SUP yoga and is ideal for shorter distances close to shore and around the dock. The board is easy to carry and hovers around the 25lb mark. This board is great for paddlers of all skill levels and is nice and stable. With the graphics, quality, and price point combined, the Surftech Monarch definitely deserves an A-grade. Read more HERE.

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Surftech Jetsetter

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Price: $999-$1,049 Build: Non-inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-around
Weight: 24.9lbs Sizes: 10'4", 11'4"

About the board: If you’re looking for a standup paddle board that was designed and built with the female paddler in mind look no further. The Surftech Jetsetter is a board that is great for all around paddling but can also dabble in touring and even some yoga. The board is lightweight and easy to carry and is also quite stable. This board is going to work better for paddlers on the smaller size due to the lower volume and overall thickness of the board. Depending on the size you go with the board ranges in price from $999-$1,049 and is a beautiful package for an affordable price. Read more HERE.

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20 SUP Brands Worth Following On Instagram

We love that brands share their awesome content on Instagram for all of us to see because you best believe we have been looking! Below we’ve made a list of our favorite stand up paddle board brands that we think are worth following on Instagram.

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Surftech Universal

Price: $870-$910 Build: Non-inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-around
Weight: 28.13 lbs Sizes: 10'6", 11'6"

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a very stable, non-inflatable, all-around paddle board to paddle short distances then the Universal by Surftech is worth a look. Due to its 32 inch width the board is very stable. The board weighs 28.13lbs and carrying the board is not difficult. Its shape makes the Universal an all-around board that can be used by everyone and is designed primarily for recreation. Its construction and shape combined best fit this board for short-distance paddling, around the beach and dock. Offered in two sizes, a 10’6” or 11’6”, the board retails between $879-$910 and is in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability.

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Paddle Boarding’s Biggest Trends in 2020

2020 was a year full of adventure, thrills, learning, and more. There were a few trends that caught on this year that caught the attention of our editorial staff here at Supconnect. Here are 5 of the biggest trends of 2020

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Holiday SUP Gift & Gear Guide 2020

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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Fall 2020 Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

Seasons are a-changin' and the cooler weather and fall colors will be making their way to your oceans and waterways in no time. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2020 Fall SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

  • Published in Gear
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