Several advices to correctly play with the stand up inflatable paddle board. Rinse your SUP before putting it in storage. Whenever you use your SUP you’ll want to rinse it with freshwater afterwards. It’s good to get into the habit of rinsing off your board after each use because getting rid of dirt and grit can extend its lifespan. It also prevents you from having to clean your board before you head out next time. SUP is an outdoor sport so a certain amount of mud is expected, but with a good spray down after each time out you’ll keep your paddle board in action over the long-term. Pay special attention to the area around your valve to keep it clean and working smoothly.
If you’re brand new to inflatable SUP, use this guideline: The larger you are, the larger your blade can be. This is because bigger paddlers typically have the strength to pull a larger blade through the water. Now, you are almost ready to hit the water with your inflatable SUP. But before you get started, there are a few extra pieces of equipment you will need. PFD (Personal Flotation Device): The U.S. Coast Guard classifies stand up paddle boards as vessels, so if you’re paddling outside a surf or swimming area, you have to have a PFD on board. Adults don’t have to wear the PFD (though we advise it), but children must. Check your state’s regulations for age requirements. The Coast Guard also requires that you carry a safety whistle to warn other boaters. If you expect to be out after sunset, be sure to have a light on board.
Even on a cloudy day, a good workout on a SUP will get you some benefit of Vitamin D. If it’s a nice sunny day, you’ll feel a lot happier when you finish your workout. Lose weight: paddle boarding is a great way to lose those few extra pounds. While you may not think a gentle paddle is doing anything, it will be. A SUP will help you build up muscle slowly, and as you do you will tone up, look leaner and start to feel fitter. Paddle boarding can burn 300-400 calories, just by paddling casually across the water. As your strength and fitness increase, you can start to paddle harder and longer, and this then gives you a more physical workout – and this is where you can really start to burn those calories. Walking and running are seen as good ways to burn calories and lose weight, but a SUP is a lower impact sport and so you are less likely to suffer an injury and more likely to continue with it.
Universal Fin Box: The inflatable stand up paddle board boasts a US fin box that is compatible with most aftermarket fins, including 10” race fins, which means you can change the stock fins if you feel like getting a new experience. Heavy Duty Leash and Carrying Bag Included: Our inflatable stand-up paddle board comes with a reinforced leash to keep you safe if you ever fall out into the water, plus a carrying bag to ease transport. Quick Inflation: Inflatable with a manual hand pump in 10 minutes to 15 psi max.
An extra inflatable stand up paddle board advice: To non surfers or regular water goers, it is not immediately obvious which end is the front/nose of the board. Many beginner boards are large round nose and tail boards with excellent stability, often a large EVA deck area so you can move (and fall) comfortably. So before you jump on the board, check where the fins are and make sure they are in the back when you paddle! Fins at the back help keep the board straight while you paddle, this is called tracking, and help with grip while you surf waves. Fins up front make for a very twitchy paddle board that just won’t go straight no matter how hard you try!