Not every SUP is cut from the same cloth. As the sport grows, manufacturers are expanding their range of boards for specific paddling disciplines. Check out the awesome range of stand up paddle boards available from surf shops and private sellers, Australia wide, on Outdoria.
Stand up paddle boarding has boomed in popularity over the last few years. With its roots clearly cemented in the sport of surfing, SUP has no doubt become popular because of its gentle learning curve, meaning just about anyone can get out there and give it a go.
Stand up paddle boards, while very similar to surfboards, are designed specifically with the stand up paddle boarder in mind.
Typically longer and wider than surfboards, SUPs provide a stable platform for paddling across the water.
At Outdoria, you'll find SUPs for sale individually and SUP packages that come ready to go with a matching paddle.
Like surfing or windsurfing, SUPs come in various shapes and sizes for specific paddling styles and conditions - not to mention levels of experience.
SUPs are best distinguished from one another based on their specific uses.
SUPs are typically used for surfing, touring, or racing.
Surfing SUPs: SUPs were most likely first used for surfing, and this form of paddleboarding is still very popular today. Surf SUPs are the most similar to their surfboard cousins, designed to plane on the surface of the water with greater turning capabilities than other models.
Cruise / Flatwater: there has never been a better way to chill out while cruising across the surface of the water. Cruising SUPs are designed to glide effortlessly across the surface of the water helping you to conserve energy during long journeys. Some models are even capable of carrying luggage, while others are inflatable, making them incredibly easy to transport over land.
Inflatables: yep, you can even get your hands on a lightweight, inflatable SUP at Outdoria. Perfect for throwing in the back of the car on your adventures along the Australian coast, inflatable models offer the performance of solid bodies with the convenience of packing down small in transit.
Stand up paddleboarding is an activity for everyone. Manufacturers have even started creating cool, stable boards for young kids who want to get out there on the water as well.
Looking for more helpful info? Our resident SUP fanatic, Cristie, has some great SUP Tips for Beginners.
At Outdoria, you’ll find an awesome range of stand up paddleboarding and outdoor gear, helping you to take on your next great adventure.