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Our blog is a collection of tailored stories, gear reviews, and adventures that we curated for your enjoyment.

How To Get On Your SUP

Posted on June 21, 2023 by Jimmy Blakeney

Welcome to the world of stand-up paddle boarding (SUP)! At Isle Surf and SUP, we're passionate about providing you with the knowledge and tools to make your SUP experience enjoyable and safe. One fundamental skill every paddler should master is how to get onto their paddle board with confidence. ...

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How To Hold Your SUP Paddle

Posted on June 20, 2023 by Jimmy Blakeney

Want to learn how to Paddle Board more efficiently to have more fun? Let's start with how to correctly hold your paddle! As ACA SUP Instructor Trainer and ISLE's VP I will take you through the ins & outs of proper paddling technique. Common Mistakes One of the most common things people do where t...

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Learn to Stand Up Paddle Board A Beginners Guide

Posted on June 20, 2023 by Jimmy Blakeney

As an ACA instructor trainer, I've trained tens of thousands of paddlers through my YouTube videos and in-person sessions. I particularly like teaching people how to stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), as it is an accessible and enjoyable water sport that offers a fantastic workout and a unique way t...

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Paddle Boarding For Seniors: Benefits And Tips

Posted on December 30, 2022 by Reed Naliboff

We like to think that paddle boarding is for the young at heart—meaning no matter how old you are, you still strive to find life-filled moments and adventure as best as you can, and in your own way. As we get older, we come to find better ways to help us reach our health and wellness goals, and f...

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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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Paddle Board Clothing: What to Wear Paddle Boarding

Posted on December 5, 2022 by Reed Naliboff

What to Wear Paddle Boarding: Paddle Board Clothing Guide to All Seasons There are a few things that can completely ruin your stand up paddle board experience – gusty winds, rain, and last but not least, wearing the wrong attire. Weather can be unpredictable, but preparing the right clothes is up...

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Gifts We Love: Holiday Edition

Posted on November 22, 2022 by Reed Naliboff

The holidays are a special time of the year—we remember that the people around us and the moments before us matter the most, and sometimes, giving a gift is the perfect way of showing those around you just how much you care. Finding the perfect gift can often feel like a hassle, but who says it h...

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Honoring Those Who Served And Sacrificed

Posted on November 10, 2022 by Reed Naliboff

We wouldn’t be who we are without the support we receive from all of our customers. Our legacy and heritage as a brand is built upon the hearts of every single person who has paddled or surfed on one of our boards, day in and day out, including our veterans. This Veterans Day week we want to voic...

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How To Find Balance In Busy Seasons Of Life

Posted on October 21, 2022 by Reed Naliboff

Imagine this: you’re on social media and your old friend from college just shared a post called “the top 5 ways to regain your peace” onto her story, and on that list are things like taking a walk, quitting your job, hiking Mount Vesuvius, and adopting a dog. Swipe right to the next story and you...

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