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How to stand up paddleboard - a beginners guide

How to stand up paddleboard - a beginners guide

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What is SUP? Ok, let’s start with the basics. SUP stands for ‘stand up paddleboard’ or ‘stand up paddleboarding’. The modern version of the SUP originated from Hawaii as an alternative to surfing when there wasn't enough swell for ordinary surfing.The clue is in the name with this sport as you take to the water standing on a board quite like a standard surfboard. SUP boards usually are a bit longer and thicker than traditional surfboards. However, unlike traditional surfing, you also take with you a long hand-held paddle which you use to propel yourself through the water. Who can...

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3 of America's Best Freshwater SUP Destinations

3 of America's Best Freshwater SUP Destinations

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The beauty of SUP is its versatility. You can rip down a river gorge or meander around the local pond, traverse an urban canal or explore an ocean reef. As long as there’s water, your paddleboard is your ticket to ride. Of course, all paddlers have their own idea of paradise. For some, it’s the solitude of an alpine lake. For others, it’s the rugged shorelines of the Northwest. There’s even a certain breed of thrill seekers who get their kicks out of illicitly paddling on private property (if you think the Bellagio fountain looks amazing, just wait until you’ve...

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How to Keep Your Paddles Safe While Traveling

How to Keep Your Paddles Safe While Traveling

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  Packing the sunscreen is easy, but traveling with your paddleboard equipment can be a logistical nightmare. It can be such a hassle that many forgo carrying their paddleboard gear altogether.  Paddleboards and their paddles are cumbersome in size. If you’re flying, many airlines have strict restrictions you must adhere to when packing something shaped differently than a suitcase or duffle bag. Renting at your destination is one option, but what’s the point of owning your own gear if you can’t enjoy it?  Using your own gear is important for serious sports enthusiasts and athletes, alike. If you can’t stand...

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Inspiring Destinations for SUP Adrenaline Junkies

Inspiring Destinations for SUP Adrenaline Junkies

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  Ah, paddleboarding. This is well-known as one of the most relaxing watersports because it’s most commonly done on calm waters. Yoga lovers hit the waters on their paddleboards for an added challenge. People of all ages are able to stand up and coast while taking in the scenery while on the water. For adrenaline junkies, however, paddleboarding has other opportunities too. From paddling over some of the largest marine life in the world to surfing big waves and downwinding fast runs, paddleboarding can easily get your heart racing with excitement.  Here are a few of the best destinations around...

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