Stand up paddleboarding is one of the most relaxing ways to explore the waves on two feet. Check out the great range of SUP equipment from surf shops and private sellers across Australia at Outdoria.
Paddling along the beach front, standing tall enough to see the environment unfold before you, completely at ease – it’s no wonder that stand up paddle boarding is attracting more and more beach lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to take to the waves on two feet.
The boards themselves are at first glance very similar to a standard surfboard, and that’s because for a long time stand up paddleboarder’s only option was to use surfboards and make do. That’s no longer the case – they are not as similar as they might first appear. The growth of the sport has led manufacturers to build SUPs that are designed from the ground up for SUP.
Stand up paddle boards come in an array of sizes and configurations designed for certain paddling conditions. Whether you are into just cruising along the beach or the river, or you are interested in SUP touring or racing, there is a board on Outdoria suited to your preferred discipline.
Without a paddle, you’re either surfing or going nowhere.
SUP paddles are available in different lengths to suit the individual paddler. It is important that you select the correct paddle for your height and level of ability.
Manufacturers are building paddles today from a range of materials; from classic wooden-style paddles to composite carbon-fibre and lightweight fibreglass models.
Depending on your paddling environment, you may need some other items to help you paddle efficiently and safely. Life jackets are always a good, safe bet, and in some locations you will be required to wear one by law while paddling.
A wetsuit or rash vest will help keep you warm and dry while paddling, and then there is all the gear to help you look after your new SUP, such as board bags, wax, and roof racks systems to help you carry it to and from the water.
Is all this still a bit confusing? Outdoria SUP super fan Cristie's got some great tips for beginners.
At Outdoria, we bring you the best selection of SUP products from outdoor gear stores and private sellers from around Australia. You can either browse or if you have a specific product in mind, you can narrow down your options using our sophisticated search engine. Choose to ‘Buy Online’ and have it delivered straight to your door, or ‘Click and Collect’ from a store near you.
While you’re shopping, be sure to head over to Outdoria’s editorial section, dedicated to providing you with all the knowledge you need to get out there and enjoy stand up paddle boarding and explore the great world of outdoors.