Three things to consider before buying your first paddleboard
If you are new to the world of stand up paddleboarding, the idea of buying your first board may be a daunting one. You can rest assured that when you buy one of our stand up paddleboards for sale, you are getting a quality item, but to make things a bit easier, we have looked at three things you should consider before making your investment:
Do you have storage for your equipment?
This may seem like an obvious point, but do you have somewhere to put your board when you get it home? You’ve also got to consider where it is going to be outside in a shed, or perhaps inside on some form of shelving. You may even like to make your own SUP rack by picking up some supplies at your local DIY shop.
Or to avoid all of this completely, you could invest in an inflatable SUP board. Not only is this an easier option for general transportation purposes, but storage is a doddle as you can just deflate it and leave it where you have space.
Solid vs inflatable
You should have an idea of which type of board you would like between a solid board or an inflatable one. As we mentioned above, inflatable boards offer a more practical
approach to storage and transportation, as they can be inflated and deflated at will, making them easy to transport in your car or carrying to your local waterway.
Inflatable boards have progressed so much that they now offer an experience extremely similar to that of a solid board. There are people out there who just prefer the feel of solid board, but weighing up the pros and cons beforehand is a good idea.
Can you transport it?
If you do decide to buy a solid board, are you able to transport it? Some of you might have a van that the paddleboard can slip into the back of easily, but if you don’t, you may need to invest in a roof rack, which you can find in our accessories section.
You will want to securely fasten your paddleboard to your roof rack, but not tight enough that it causes damage to the board. Over time, this damage can worsen and cause fault in the board, so be sure to add some padding to your rack or place a cover over your board to ensure this does not happen.
These are just a few pointers for those of you who are new to the SUP market, but if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!