Ever seen someone who appears to be standing on water and asked yourself, "Is that even possible?" The answer is yes, with the help of a Stand Up Paddleboard, also known as a S.U.P. This sport is becoming so common, you've probably seen it on TV, in a magazine, or, even more likely, out on the lake or the ocean!
Over the past few years stand up paddleboarding has sparked interest in water enthusiasts all over the world. The variety of places that it's possible to SUP has brought on a variety of board shapes and styles. These range from 14’ race boards, to yoga specific boards, fishing boards, surfSUPs for riding ocean waves, wakeSUPs for use behind a boat, kid's boards, river boards, and even touring boards to take out for overnight adventures by placing your camping gear directly on the SUP (cool, right?).
With such a variety of shapes and options to choose from you may be asking yourself “What board is best for me?” The first step to deciding is simple: What will the main use for your board be? Is it for Yoga? Surfing? Everyday use out on the lake? Once you decide your primary use, it's much times easier to decide on a shape specific for your needs.
For example, if you're interested in Yoga may decide on the Anchor Namaste. This board would be perfect for everyday use and is also a stable Yoga specific shape. Balancing on this yoga paddleboard is a breeze! Looking for a board that's made for all around use in the ocean and on lakes? Our Anchor Cruiser series has great boards for all occasions, so if you're just beginning your paddleboard adventure, this is a great starter board.
We're paddleboarding's biggest fan, so honestly, no matter what board you're riding, you cannot go wrong. So go on! Find some water, grab your board, and go paddle.