Hybrid Paddle Board Kayaks - Pros and Cons

Posted on August 18, 2023 by Jimmy Blakeney

Hybrid Paddleboard Kayaks: what are they, what are the pros and cons, are they any good? Hybrid paddle board kayaks, which some people call SUP-Yaks, paddle board kayak combo, or just “hybrids”, are two-in-one watercraft that allow you to both paddle board or kayak (specifically sit on top kayak)...

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What Is Paddle Boarding?

Posted on December 19, 2022 by Reed Naliboff

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact history of paddle boarding—its rich history is said to have possibly come from Polynesians needing a way to navigate across waterways, to surfers wanting a way to survey the waves and surf break in the 1960’s. Whatever the exact history is, we’re thankful it became...

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Is Paddle Boarding Hard?

Posted on September 15, 2022 by Reed Naliboff

When looking for a paddle board, you may notice that some boards cater to different skill levels and activities on the water, but before purchasing a SUP board, you may be wondering: is paddle boarding hard? We get it—it's a question we once asked ourselves before taking the leap and paddling out...

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Can You Use A Paddle Board As A Kayak?

Posted on July 16, 2022 by Reed Naliboff

There’s an overarching question many ask when it comes to inflatable paddle boards: is this better than a kayak? Well, we didn’t want customers to have to choose between the two, which is why we created the Switch, our 2-in-1 paddle board and kayak hybrid! We couldn’t wait to give the Switch to D...

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Your Top 5 Hard Paddle Board Questions

Posted on September 14, 2021 by Reed Naliboff

First, let’s identify what makes a hard paddle board indeed a “hard paddle board”. There are two basic styles of paddle boards, those that are inflatable (come in a smaller box, can store anywhere, and inflate at paddle destination) and those that are more rigid, always hold their shape, and typi...

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Is a Blow Up Paddle Board the Same as an Inflatable SUP?

Posted on June 16, 2021 by Reed Naliboff

Short answer — yes! Paddle boards are divided into two primary types of boards: hard paddle boards and inflatable paddle boards. You may see inflatable paddle boards called blow up paddle boards or iSUPs, all one and the same. So what’s a blow up paddle board in the first place? An inflatable pad...

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6 Reasons Why You Need an iSUP For Your Fall Adventures

Posted on October 14, 2020 by Julie Riggert

Every season brings an opportunity for a shift in perspective, a new routine, a fresh mindset, and the next chapter. That's why we are welcoming the change to the fall season with open arms, and finding more ways than ever to spend it on the water. Inflatable paddle boards are the key! Stand up p...

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Summer SUP Season Checklist

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Jeff Hale

For the vast majority of stand up paddle board riders around the country, as soon as summer hits it is time start getting those paddle boards out. It’s the time of year when we’re able to immerse ourselves in nature and reap the benefits of a healthier, happier life while doing what we love. But ...

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5 Best Family Paddle Boards To Get On The Water Together

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Jeff Hale

Stand up paddle boarding is the perfect family activity. For younger children, it’s a great introduction to water sports in a safe and controlled environment. For older kids, it’s an easy way to get them away from their screens and into nature for the afternoon. Best of all, it’s a fun way for pa...

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How Much Do Paddle Boards Cost?

Posted on October 16, 2019 by Doug Robichaud

In the last few years, the online marketplace for paddle boards has become oversaturated. With more options than ever, choosing the perfect stand up paddle board can be challenging, especially since there’s such a wide range in price points. Now, you can find a paddle board online for as little a...

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