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Buying a Stand Up Paddle Board

Buying a Stand Up Paddleboard.

Long Race style SUP boards go very fast in a straight line .

Stand Up Paddling is a great way to stay fit while have fun in the process. You can explore hidden bays, surf waves or challenge yourself in racing internationally. Most stand up paddle board brands manufacture boards based on their specificity whether it be touring, racing or surfing. There is a huge amount of variation in today’s boards.There are various types of Stand Up Paddleboards. Some of those including the following:
  • ALL-ROUND: All-round boards are those around 9.6-12ft in length, 30-33″ wide. These types of boards have the least amount of specificity as they are made to cover all areas of Stand Up paddling. Some of those areas include flat-water cruise paddling, wave surfing and touring. Some popular all round boards are the Naish Nalu (10’6″ & 11’0″) and the JP ALLROUND (10’6″).

Naish Nalus is one of the best allround stand up paddle boards on the market

Naish Nalu is one of the best allround stand up paddle boards on the market

  • TOURING – Touring boards are those that allow the ease of paddling with enough stability for the average paddler, and the glide of a race board. These boards are specifically good for boats and exploring in flat-water lakes, rivers and even the ocean.Fanatic Ray is a great board for those that want to explore many of the Sydney hidden bays with their standup paddle board.Fanatic Ray is a great board for those that want to explore many of the Sydney hidden bays with their standup paddle board.
  • RACE – Race boards are specifically designed to move through the water in the fastest way possible. Different environments would need different styles of boards. Downwind boards need a more constant rocker lines where as flat-water boards are more flat with less rocker. SUP racing is one of the fastest growing racing sports in the world. At WindSurf n Snow we aim to provide the fastest race boards for all different conditions.

Starboard Sprint is known for its flatwater speed

Starboard Sprint is known for its flatwater speed

  • SURF – Another side of Stand Up Paddling is the Surfing. All the brands are continually innovating is their products to find the best performance through speed, maneuverability and ease of getting around whilst not on a wave. Boards are being made as small as 6’6″ and 50 litres and boards as big as 12ft long and 40 inches wide. Vanguard style stand up paddle boards are really fast on a waveVanguard style stand up paddle boards are really fast on a waveJP Surf range is excellent for people that want performance in good waves.JP Surf range is excellent for people that want performance in good waves.Fanatic Allwaves are great boards for weaker waves. They come in many different sizes so everyone can use them

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