Suns out SUPs out! As people flood to their local beaches, lakes and rivers we thought it apt to take a look at some of the paddle boarding essentials needed when heading out with your SUP. Whether you're a seasoned paddle boarder or a beginner, these tips and recommendations will help you stay safe while enjoying the thrill of this popular water sport.
Safety should always be your top priority when it comes to anything that involves water to avoid dangerous accidents. Proper safety equipment, and following safety measures is essential in order to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience.
A buoyancy aid should be worn at all times when out on the water. It will keep you afloat if you end up in the water, which could save your life. We’d recommend opting for a PFD specifically designed for paddle boarding that provides freedom of movement and buoyancy.
An ankle leash is designed to keep you connected to your board at all times, preventing your board from drifting away. You never know when you might end up in the water and an ankle leash keeps your potentially life saving SUP board nearby at all times!
An ankle leash is included with all of our stand-up paddle board packages.
Before you hit the water, you need to inflate your paddleboard to its optimal pressure.
Dual action pump
Our dual action pump allows you to inflate and deflate your paddle board in a matter of minutes.
All of our SUP packages come complete with a dual action pump.
If you’d rather spend less time and energy pumping up your paddle board, an electric pump is a life saver.
When heading out on your paddle board, there may be a few extras that you want to take with you.
Waterproof phone case
A waterproof phone case is a super handy addition when you’re out on the water. As well as allowing you to capture your awesome paddle boarding adventures without the risk of damaging or ruining your phone, it also provides a way to contact someone in the case of an emergency.
Perhaps not an essential, but a very welcome addition, a Dry Bag will enable you to store all of your essentials from snacks and drinks to SPF and sunglasses, keeping them safe and dry whilst out on the water.
Ready to hit the water!
Equipped with the right paddle boarding essentials, you're ready to embark on a thrilling adventure on the water. From the gear you choose to the safety precautions you take, each element plays a crucial role in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.
If you fancy trying out paddle boarding and want to find out a little bit more info, check out our Beginner's Guide to Paddle Boarding.