Advanced ElementsFishbone EX Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP)
Stand-Up Paddle Boards
Stand-up paddle boarding, sometimes referred to as SUP boarding, has its roots in the surfing communities of Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits or lies on the board until a wave arrives, SUP boarders stand up and propel themselves through the water with a long paddle. SUP boarders can paddle flatwater, ocean waves or even whitewater rapids. Though the sport has been around for awhile, SUP boarding has grown in popularity since the early 2000s, particularly among those trying out a water activity for the first time. In terms of gear, you will need a stand up paddle board, a SUP paddle, a PFD (personal flotation device), a leash (to avoid having to swim after your board), and — for colder temperatures — a drysuit. Choosing the right gear matters. Call the Outdoorplay customer service team with any questions.