What are Stand Up Paddleboards?

By on Nov 19, 2014 in Paddleboards | 0 comments

With all the new buzz about paddle boards, the craze has hit many sort of by surprise. What is this trendy new sport using something called a “paddleboard” anyway? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as: “A long narrow buoyant board used for riding the surf or in rescuing swimmers.” Paddleboarding is called by some a combination between kayaking and surfing. It is actually a surprisingly easy and simple sport that at the most basic level takes only balance. The person paddleboarding will stand on a paddleboard with a paddle and dip their paddle into the water to propel themselves forward–basically, that’s all there is to it. A paddleboard is a long board very similar in design to a surf board which can support the weight of a human being. Stand up paddleboards can range from between $800 and $2000 new. On average they are longer than 9 feet, but can be as...