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SUP Foil 101: How To Choose A Foil For Your SUP

The sensation of your board hovering over the water as you shoot down the line on a wave is amazing! With so many different foil brands, wing sizes and mast sizes, how in the world are you supposed to choose the right one? And once you do how can you make sure it will fit onto the board you have?

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How To Analyze Your Surf Break

Sean Poynter is one of the best stand up paddle surfers in the world, so when he stops to give some surf advice, you be sure to listen. In Sean's 'how-to' surf series, Sean explains how to analyze your surf break. Sean gives us a list of a few things to keep in mind. See what he had to say...

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5 Tips for Buying a Family SUP

Purchasing a stand up paddle board for your family can be a daunting experience. Paddle boards are expensive, and many people are afraid to make the wrong decision when buying a SUP. Keep these tips in mind during your shopping process to help you make the right purchase decision.

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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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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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SUP Foil 101: How To Choose A SUP Foil Board

In my last article I helped you choose a foil. But what good is a foil if you don’t have a board to mount it to? Many board companies offer foil specific boards, you can have one custom made or you can even alter an old board you have laying around.

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A Beginner's Guide to SUP Yoga

When not training for a race or world record attempt you will likely find Seychelle channeling her inner chi and practicing and even teaching SUP yoga. Not long ago, Seychelle partnered up with the folks at West Marine to come out with a beginner’s guide to stand up paddle yoga.

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Ways to Avoid Too Much Sun Exposure While Paddle Boarding

Getting your much-needed vitamin D while paddle boarding is one of the perks of being on the water though it’s important to take note that too much sun exposure can be harmful and cause problems down the road. To avoid getting too much sun while paddle boarding we’ve teamed up with dermatologist Rebecca Shpall, MD to get you a list of what you can do.

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Clothing And Its SUP Performance Impact

Just like all sports and fitness arenas, there is a significant amount of min-maxing going on behind the scenes with SUP – and clothing enters as its own debate.

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5 Often-Overlooked (and Critically Important) SUP Safety Practices

While stand up paddle boarding is generally regarded as a very safe activity, there are some basic safety measures that should be practiced each and every time you paddle out. It's all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that one is above these practices (especially when it comes to experienced paddlers), but nothing could be further from the truth.

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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.

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10 Tips to Prepare and Pack for the Ultimate SUP Trip

Picture it now: you and your best friends, stand up paddle boarding on an empty river, listening to the sounds of nature. You’ve taken a few days to escape the city and explore earth. Yes, you read that correctly. A few days: plural. Taking an overnight SUP adventure may seem daunting, and in a way, crazy. But it is surprisingly easy to pack and prepare. Take a look at our tips on how to best pack for the ultimate overnight SUP trip.

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