Launch Pad: How to Get Started With SUP

Standup paddleboarding is less than two decades old, so it’s still considered a new sport to many people. For the first-timer, SUP can appear intimidating: It involves balancing on what looks like a large surfboard (a standup paddleboard) while simultaneously using a single-blade paddle to move and maneuver on the water. The sport certainly has its … Read more

Best Inflatable Standup Paddleboards: Portable, Versatile, and High-Performance

When it comes to helping people get out on the water, standup paddleboarding is leaving other paddlecraft in its wake. The reason: a shallow learning curve (just hop on and go), letting you instantly channel your inner Laird Hamilton. The only drawback is their size. But all that’s changed with a slew of inflatable standup … Read more

The Best Standup Paddleboards of 2022

The sun’s out, the weather’s warming up, shorts are back—and that means the season for standup paddleboards has finally arrived. The water is calling. In the last decade, SUPs have seen a meteoric explosion in popularity. Some people SUP just to practice their balance and get out in nature. Others do yoga on their SUP … Read more