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Top Mistakes Made When Paddling With Your Dog

Taking your pup for a ride on your paddle board is a really fun way to spend more time with your furry friend while also getting some time on the water. There are however a handful of mistakes that paddlers are making when taking their pets on board. Here are a few of the top mistakes being made when paddling with your pets.

  • Published in Tips

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:

  • 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.

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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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SUP Basics: What’s Your Swim Score?

Simplicity is one of the attractive features of standup paddle boarding. When you feel that first glide and realize “Hey, I can do this,” it’s easy to believe that all you need is a board and a paddle, but when you’re standing alone on a platform floating two inches above the water, a few more things are required, because a paddling excursion on any water body can quickly turn into an in-water experience.

  • Published in Opinion

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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How To Fuel Your Paddling Addiction When Injured

Being injured is a drag. It is something that we all go through at one time or another, professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. It's never something we plan for and it always seems to happen at the worst possible time. So what do you do when your body's got you down? Here are some tips and ideas to help fuel your paddling addiction no matter what your ailment might be.

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10 Intermediate Tips For Organizing Great SUP Races

Learn how to take your event to the next level with a few extra steps. It’s important to note, however, that these extra steps can have a major impact on the overall success of your event, ranging from funding and attendance to promotion and beyond. All the steps below serve as a highly important layer to the 10 Basic Tips for Organizing SUP Races. So, here are the intermediate tips for sup race organizing in no particular order...

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Hunter Harlow’s 5 SUP Fishing Tips

Want to start SUP fishing but need a few helpful hints? Here, BOTE SUP fishing ambassador Hunter Harlow shares his expert insight on SUP fishing and gives his top 5 tips. Take a look:

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How To Properly Fall Off Your SUP

Falling off of our paddle boards is inevitable. It's part of the process, sometimes even part of the fun. There is however a right and a wrong way to falling off of our SUPs. Here, SUP expert and Starboard SUP athlete Sean Poynter teaches us how to fall off our SUP properly to avoid injury. See his tips and full video tutorial here.

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6 Essential SUP Safety Items That You Should Never Be Without

SUP safety is an important topic that unfortunately doesn't get the coverage it rightfully deserves. As our sport has exploded in popularity, it's attracted plenty of newcomers who have little or no experience when it comes to water safety. Due to this fact, it's absolutely critical that we all do our part to educate new paddlers on basic paddling safety practices.

  • Published in Gear
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