Am I Physically Able to Paddleboard?
Absolutely, from laying on the board to standing up and riding the rapids we are ready to teach you how
Which Board is Right for Me?
Well, it depends on 3 main factors – Your body size, what kind of riding you want to do, and your price range. Head on over to our boards page or give us a call to learn more
I damaged my board, can you guys fix it?
Absolutely we can, we have all the tools and knowhow available to get you back on the water
Which paddle should I get?
As with the question of what board to get this largely depends on your riding style and size
Should I get a fixed length or adjustable paddle
This largely depends on how many people you plan on using it. If you are the only one using a paddle fixed length is idea, however if your paddle is going to be shared by more than one person it would make sense to have an adjustable one instead.
What size of paddle do I need?
The general rule of thumb is 8-10 inches (19-25 cm) longer than your height. Another way is to hold your arm straight up and have the paddle handle snug at your wrist. If possible, paddling with an adjustable paddle is helpful to set the length that is most comfortable for you before sizing and cutting a fixed length paddle.
Common Paddleboarding Terms
Deck: The bit you stand on. Generally flat but can be domed (generally shaped into surf SUP’s) allowing volume to be reduced in the rails for ease in rail to rail transitions while surfing.
Bottom: Flat bottoms are the norm, giving greater stability. A convexed hull will be faster and more manoeuvrable but less forgiving. Vee will often be shapped into the tail giving greater maneuverability.
Rails: Edges of the board. Higher volume rails will aid stability. The opposite for a thinner rail. This design feature allows for ease of turning which leads to higher performance in the surf.
Rocker: Curve from nose (front) to tail (back) in section along the boards length. This in turn can be broken down into nose rocker/lift and tail rocker/lift. Of more importance in surf conditions though a design factor in all boards.
Tail: The back end of the board. Many tails shapes are available. Mostly a preference thing but certain shapes do aid performance, especially speed, holding ability (while surfing steeper waves) and manoeuvrability.
Fins: Placed on the underside at the back of the board to stop the tail from drifting while surfing. Both in surf and flat water SUP’s the fin will give the board directional stability.
Handle or Soap dish: SUP’s are wide making them difficult to carry. Shaping a groove into the deck for your hand allows for carrying under the arm.