SUP Gear

Corran Paddle Boards: Waikiki and Tahiti

Back in April we did a post on the Corran Addison Design’s Doppler standup paddle board.  Since then I have logged in many days on that board and I’m just as stoked on it now as I was then.  Today, I want to talk about […]

BOGA Paddleboards: Cutting Edge Design and Value

            BOGA Paddleboards is one of the leading paddleboard brands on the market today.  Their boards are light, stable and really fun to ride.  The designs are simple in all the right ways with fresh colors and bamboo veneer tops. […]

Paddle board maintenance…11 tips to keep you and your board happy

Taking care of your paddleboard is pretty easy.  There’s not a whole lot you need to do to/for it.  But these few things will help your board stay nicer for longer. Keep your board out of the sun! Keep it in the shade or Keep […]

First impressions of Riviera Paddle Boards’ 11’6 and Voyager 12’6

The conditions today were less than ideal…rainy, 15mph winds gusting to 25 mph, and white caps on the lake.  But my excitement over trying out new demo paddleboards overrode my dislike for whitecaps and rain. First out was the Voyager 12’6.  It is a LOT […]

Paddleboards for women…the good, the bad, and the ugly

With the sport of paddleboarding growing faster than any other sport worldwide, it makes sense that many companies would be looking to fill a need, create a niche or offer something special to their line.  And with women making up a large part of the […]

Gnu Fastec Snowboard Binding System

      The Gnu Fastec snowboard system has been around for about five years.  Fastec is a proprietary name for what is more broadly referred to as a reclining highback or rear entry system.  There have been a few improvements over the life span of […]

10’10 Smoothie by Focus SUP Hawaii…all around fun!

No one is more excited than I am when we get a new demo board.  The Focus SUP Smoothie 10’10 is an all-around board designed to take on the flatwater, open water paddling and surf with equal fervor.  I have not yet had the opportunity […]

Focus Cali 12’6…focused on speed (and fun)

After spending some quality time riding the Focus SUP Smoothie 10’10, I said if I could only have one board, that would be it.  But since we are lucky enough to have a number of demos to choose from, I also get to ride the […]

A Look at Stand Up Paddle Board Fins

Stand up paddle board fins are an essential part of your paddle board rig.  Without your fin your board would start to turn radically with every stroke, making the whole paddling experience pointless.  The fin allows you to move forward in a relatively straight line, […]

Cold Weather Paddle Boarding: What to Wear

Here in Rhode Island we have the perfect paddle boarding climate eight months out of the year.  You can wear shorts and a t-shirt, maybe a hoodie or a wind breaker, from April through October. But when the colder temps set in your toes and […]

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