Choosing the best Inflatable to stand up paddleboard is beginning to get as complicated as choosing the right pair of socks in that 200 pair drawer for your 6 am boot camp! There are numerous options, and they all look the same! Dig a little deeper in that drawer, and you’ll find that there are so many circumstances that matter when making the right choice. Luckily, ISUP Master inflatable paddleboards are easy to get given you know what to look for. Below are some tips to help you get the best ISUP.
Tips For Buying The Best Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard
Width, length, and thickness are all of the utmost quality. Your Stand Up Paddle professional should be able to dial you into the best size board while viewing your weight, height, skill level and goals. Longer strips will typically feel more stable while paddling Direct, however, will be harder to turn. Paddlers with past ocean craft experience will most likely choose smaller, lower volume boards; novices planning on spending more time in flat-water conditions prefer wider, longer boards with additional volume.
If wave riding is going to be where you’ll be spending most of your time, consider a more high-performance board around 10 feet and under. The compromise in length/width and displacement is a trade between paddling out through the surf and riding waves. Remember, you have to paddle out through the whitewater before catching that waves and sailing down the line so don’t go too small too fast! SUP companies offer great SUP surfboards from brands like SUPCO, Kings, Naish, and Paddle Surf Hawaii created just for surfing!
Stand Up Paddle racing is the fastest growing competitive water sport today. With the World Paddle Association as the flourishing governing the body of SUP racing.
Flat Water Paddling/Touring
If you live near a lake, calm rivers, paddle the harbor or just want to do some open ocean touring and adventure, a flat- water or touring style board is right for you. Flat-water boards are perfect for all ages and abilities and are an excellent choice when there are many people in the same family and can only afford one SUP. High volume and minimal rocker are a must when stand up paddling flat water. Flat water boards can range from the 10’6″ range for the most petite frame or children, all the way to 14′ touring boards.…