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Traveling with your inflatable paddle board

Travelling the world with your paddle board has never been easier. Inflatable paddle boards by industry leaders Red Paddle Co and other notable brands including Naish Paddle Boards and Starboard SUPs, are resetting everyone’s perception and what can be achieved with a portable stand up paddle board.

Inflatable paddle boards can be rolled up, folded up and packed into a backpack or wheeled bag. This makes them extremely convenient to travel with. These boards can fit in the trunk of a small car, check in on aeroplanes and carried on your back if you choose to hike into a remote lake, river, beach, or lagoon.

On top of that, the 3 piece or breakdown paddles available also fit in the board bag along with all accessories for another great session on the water.

But what about performance you ask? Well, inflatables have come forward in leaps and bounds over the last 5 years mostly thanks to the afore mentioned brands leading the industry with technological and design advances. Inflatable SUP boards can pump up to 25PSI, which is more than enough to hold shape and be competitive with a true hard board on the race scene. However 15-20PSI is suitable for most paddlers and they get to enjoy the water but have the pleasure of a convenient package for transportation and storage.

Find out more about inflatable paddle boards at Green Water Sports. There are some 2014 boards still on sale! Spring is just days away and the days are warming up already.

See you on the water, in the airports, on the road with your inflatable SUP in tow!

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VIDEO: How to install and remove your SUP fin

how-to-install-your-SUP-finThe US style fin box is probably the most common style of fin box. It certainly is amongst stand up paddle boards, windsurfers and long boards. Now as inflatable stand up paddle boards are gaining traction in the market place as a brilliant alternative to massive SUPs that are hard to transport and store, we found this little video by Green Water Sports about how to install and remove your US box style fin. Check it out, it’s a super easy process.

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Can you fish from a stand up paddle board?

SUP-stand-up-paddle-board-fishing-red-paddle-co-SUP-fishing-boardFishing from a stand up inflatable paddle board is really very clever. Being able to roll up your equipment and carry it/drive it/sail it into remote locations or stow in the trunk of your hatchback or below decks in your ocean going yacht or lake motor boat, opens up a world of new paddling and fishing locations. But, what if a hook punctures your board? Well, unless you are fishing for 10ft great whites, I wouldn’t worry about hooks piercing your board. A filleting knife perhaps, so you might want to leave that until you are back on a land!

The inflatable stand up paddle board by industry renowned Red Paddle Co the 10’8″ Mega is especially suited to fishing of all sorts. 10’8″ long and 36″ wide, it is very stable, with plenty of room to move, swing and pull your catch aboard. It also has 4 tie down points where you can attach a chest or tackle box etc. If you are new to paddle boarding and need a full kit, it is also available here as a board, paddle and free leash package.

How to correctly hold a SUP paddle

how-to-hold-sup-board-paddle2Thinking about stand up paddle boarding this summer? You should be, everyone else is doing it! If you are going to try paddle boarding this summer for the first time, if you only know one thing, know this: The right way for a SUP paddle to be used!

Everyone does it, I’ve done it, it’s a rite of passage to SUPing bliss. What is it? Well, it’s paddling with the paddle the wrong way around!

On first glance it looks right and when you start on your knees it feels right, but once you’re standing it feels oh so wrong! Read the guide by Green Water Sports about how to hold a SUP paddle correctly and be prepared.

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Red Paddle Co inflatable SUPs – Which pump to use?

Inflatable-SUP-pump-Ezee-and-K-pumpWow, inflatable SUP pumps have come a long way in just a few short years. K-Pump has developed a true two stage pump with both a high volume and high pressure cylinder for quick and then high pressure inflation. They come in two sizes, they have universal valve adaptors making them super easy to use, they are made in the USA and are tough as nails. So, this called for a comparison test against the standard Bravo made pumps. The Red Paddle Co Ezee and the Red Paddle Co Ezee HP are the two standard Bravo pumps that usually ship with inflatable stand up paddle boards.

Pictured are the Ezee, Ezee HP, the K-220 and the K-20. Green Water Sports, online specialist retailer for all things inflatable SUP, have done a comparison article with the 4 pumps featured. Check out the K-Pump and Red Paddle Co pump comparison.

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Why choose a Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP?

Red-Paddle-Co-best-inflatable-paddle-board-technologyRed Paddle Co sell the most popular stand up paddle board on the market. You wouldn’t expect it, but an inflatable stand up paddle board, the Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride is in fact the worlds most sold board. It is also one of the most sought after boards too!

Why? Well, Green Water Sports have just written an article about the unique features of Red Paddle Co stand up paddle boards and why they stand out amongst the other stand up boards on the market. They’ve also written a short article about what it is like to be a lucky Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP owner. See what sets Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle boards apart from the rest in this article about their unique features. Then read about the ownership of a Red Paddle Co SUP.

Deflating your Red Paddle inflatable SUP

Ever wondered the best way to pack up your inflatable Red Paddle Co SUP? Well, Green Water Sports is here to show you how it’s done. Only takes a few mins and then your board is packed down into a backpack ready to haul around with you with ease!

Not sure which Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle board to buy?

Our beach activity partners, Green Water Sports, have reviewed several inflatable paddle boards by the industry leading inflatable SUP brand, Red Paddle Co. They reviewed a board in each of the main areas you would expect to SUP. A surf style paddle board, a cruising/all round paddle board and finally, a racing paddle board. All are inflatable, all are the highest tech and all are made by the best inflatable SUP brand in the market today.

The surfing paddle board: Red Paddle Co 10ft Surfer review. 10 feet long, 30 inches and 3.9 inches thick. Featuring the patented rocker stiffening system (RSS), Tec Air construction process and industry leading 20-25PSI rigidity.

The cruising paddle board: Red Paddle Co 10ft6in Ride review. 10 feet 6 inches long, 32 inches wide and 4.7 inches thick. The single most popular stand up paddle board in the world.

The racing paddle board: 12ft6in Race by Red Paddle Co review. 12 feet 6 inches long, 30 inches wide and 5.9 inches thick. Featuring the RSS battens, this board is race ready and airport check in ready for no extra fee!

Check out each of the reviews and make an informed decision when you buy from the leading Red Paddle Co retailer.

VIDEO: Pumping up an inflatable Red Paddle Co paddle board

In the video above, we see what’s involved in setting up your inflatable paddle board from Red Paddle Co. These boards pump up to 20-25 PSI meaning they are almost as rigid as hard SUPs but they pack down to a back pack and are easy to store, transport and travel with. Live in an apartment, don’t have a car, travel frequently? These inflatable stand up paddle boards are for you. Although, they work so well, people are choosing them over regular hard boards even if they can store, transport and carry the large hard boards.

Check out the full range over here at Green Water Sports: inflatable paddle boards.

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Paddle boarding or SUP health benefits

New to SUP? Green Water Sports wrote a great article “why paddle boarding is so good for us?” Then read their guides for choosing an inflatable SUP paddle board and choosing a SUP paddle.

Here is an excerpt from “Why is paddle boarding so good for us?” at GreenWaterSports.com:

Paddle boarding is a great all over body workout. Head to toe, every muscle is engaged in balancing on the board or during the paddle stroke with the bulk of the effort being done by the body’s ‘core’ muscles. As the name suggests, the core muscles are integral to the support and function of your whole body. A strong core is a strong body.

“It feels like you’re standing on an exercise ball, swimming and cycling at the same time!”

Read more of the SUP fitness article here.

Green Water Sports are the Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP specialists and they are the people to visit! Red Paddle Co SUPs use patented technology and techniques to produce the world’s best and most popular iSUPs (inflatable stand up paddle boards).