Frequently asked questions about SUP

Board N' Paddle

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* Is sup hard to learn? * What do you wear to stand up paddling? * Can you lose weight paddle boarding? * Are all stand up paddle boards inflatable? * Why are stand up paddle boards so expensive? * Can you stand up paddle with a dog?
stand up paddle with a dog

SUP is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is a popular water sport where the participant stands on a specially designed board and paddles with their hands to propel themselves on the water. The sport originated in Hawaii in 1964, when Tom Blake invented the first SUP board.

Since then SUP has grown to over 20 million practitioners worldwide.

It’s easy to see why SUP is so popular, it can be done anytime, anywhere (depending on where you live), and it’s affordable.

People of all ages and athletic abilities can enjoy this sport together.

Also, Stand up paddles are used in many different water sports like surf kayaking, yoga, fishing, and surfing too!

Is sup hard to learn?

Stand up paddling or SUP is a relatively not hard to learn sport, but it does require some practice to become skilled. The best way to learn it is just by doing it.

To become skilled at SUP, you need good balance, strong core muscles and adequate upper body strength. You will also want to have some experience with water sports before you start paddling around on the waves.

What do you wear to stand up paddling?

Some of the clothing that you should wear are a wetsuit, a wetsuit booties, and gloves. These items will protect you body from any dangers that could cause by the lake or sea you’re paddling in.

For safety purposes, you may consider to wear a lifejacket, a helmet and a paddle leash.

A pair of goggles may also come in handy since there is the possibility of getting hit in the face with water from the paddle or from waves crashing into your board.

In addition to this, if you are going into the open sea then you will want to put on sunscreen and sunglasses because they will protect your skin from sunburns and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.

Can you lose weight paddle boarding?

Paddleboarding is a low-impact exercise that targets the upper body, core, lower body and glutes. It doesn’t cause as much stress on the joints as running does. Like running, it also burns calories at a decent rate.

Some people think that you can’t lose weight paddle boarding because it is not a weight bearing activity. However, you can lose weight if you paddle for an hour or two per day and your diet and exercise habits are in check.

The average person will burn 400 to 800 calories per hour paddleboarding. Which is comparable to rowing or biking at an average pace for an hour.

Are all stand up paddle boards inflatable?

No. Stand up paddle boards can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, plastic, and fiberglass.

Why are stand up paddle boards so expensive?

Stand up paddle boards are expensive because they are made of high-quality materials and are designed to be durable and safe.

They are made of high-quality materials like fiberglass or epoxy so they can withstand being bumped into rocks or other objects in the water. These materials are not “cheap” to produce and mold.

can you stand up paddle with a dog?

Many people ask this question and it’s a great question to answer. Dogs love to be outside, they need a good amount of exercise, and they love going on adventures. A SUP might be a good way for them to get that exercise and experience the outdoors with you. Yes, you can stand up paddle with your dog!

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