If your favorite inflatable SUP lover is into whitewater paddling and a great time, they are going to want all these products, and who doesn't love new gear?
| You've maybe heard
the joke that it’s not
really called stand up
your favorite paddler
the protection he or
she needs before they
need it. Your elbow
isn’t stronger than
that rock, and
neither is theirs!
|A quick(ish) story about my first time
river SUPing: It was early April and
I was cruising down the Yampa River
and a pretty good pace. I was having
a grand ole time until we got to a
confluence. A lateral wave knocked
me sideways. Instead of falling on
my board, I cartoonishly stumbled
backwards and eventually crashed
into the water, where a massive rock
was hiding under the surface.
This rock not-so-gently kissed the
thinnest, weakest part of my knee:
Big smooch straight on my kneecap.
Knee pads can save you thousands
of dollars in medical money and
hours and hours of PT time, kids.
||When I know I’ll be out for a
day-long paddle, I usually bring
my Watershed Ocoee with me.
I can fit my phone, extra layers,
a hat, sunscreen, and several
snacks easily inside this waterproof
bag. This bag fits easily on the
front of the board and is small
enough to not get in the way or
impact performance while on
the water. Carrying a drybag
with you is also a great way to
ensure you will have your keys
with you at the takeout.
The most affordable, high quality drysuit on the market. If you want to extend your SUPing season, you are going to need a drysuit - full stop. We really enjoy this particular drysuit because it’s front entry which means it’s easier to step in and out of.
If you wear a leash, you must wear a knife. The EZ Out Knife is ... easy.
Replace your traditional Stompfin with a 9" Stompfin at the start of runoff season so you can track better in bigger water.
It’s always helpful to have a set of these in your PFD in case you need to swap out a click fin quickly!