Summer is almost here and a a lot of people are counting down the days before they will be able to partake in their favorite summer sports and activities. When it comes to summer sports, the most popular are definitely Kayaking and paddleboarding. The problem however is that up until recently, you needed to get special equipment for each of those sports, which can be quite costly and so people are forced to choose one or the other.
Luckily, recent advancements in technology and sports science have changed that. There are not hybrid boards that can be used for both activities, in other words, you get two boards for the price of one, which means that you can take up both kayaking and paddleboarding.
Very few summer activities and watersports have managed to get big and extremely popular quite as quickly as paddleboarding. This is mainly because it is a really fun summer activity that is easy to pick up, really fun and very good for your health and body. In fact, because of the reasons I just mentioned, it has become the favorite summer hobby of many hollywood stars, models and pop or rock singers.
The only thing that you need to get into paddleboarding, is a good paddle board and this is where a small problem may arise. You see, paddleboarding is extremely popular and as a result of its huge popularity, store shelves in sporting goods stores are chock full of models and boards, while new ones are being added in an almost daily basis.
If you ever happen to come across pictures of celebrities on their summer vacation, you will notice that most of them seem to spend a good deal of their time paddleboarding. This is because paddleboarding is a really fun and easy to pick up water based sport or activity, that is also really good for your silhouette and physique.
In other words, it’s one of the secrets behind the perfect bodies of models, pop stars and film stars.
Now, seeing all those celebrities partaking in this fun summer activity, a lot of people may think that this will be a pretty expensive hobby. This couldn’t be further than the truth. With just a few hundred bucks and even less than a hundred in some cases, you can buy a paddle board and be ready to hit the beaches and start working on your new and amazing body.
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Summer is without a doubt the favorite season of most people on the planet and one reason for that, apart from the nice weather and the lack of school for the youngsters, is the fact that it’s the perfect time for water based sports and activities.
Sports like surfing, kayaking and paddleboarding are extremely popular all over the world and there is a very good reason for that: they are very fun and really good for the body. There is a problem however, namely, that of the equipment needed for each of those sports being a bit expensive.
Unlike many inflatable SUP boards, the Airhead AHSUP-1 Stand Up Paddle Board is constructed with high quality materials and proven manufacturing techniques that ensure it won’t tear or deflate upon collision.
The Airhead AHSUP-1 Stand Up Paddle board measures 10 feet, 6 inches long and weighs 38.5 lbs when fully inflated. The Airhead AHSUP is a little heavier than most inflatable paddle boards, but this provides performance more similar to a rigid board.
The Airhead has immense buoyancy, so riders need not worry about sagging in the middle – a common flaw found amongst inflatables.
The standout feature of the Tower Adventurer is the 6 inch thickness. Unlike most of the inflatable stand up paddle boards on the market, which are usually 4 inches thick, the Tower Adventurer’s added thickness prevents sagging in the middle.
The increased buoyancy and rigidity provides less drag in the water, providing a more comfortable ride coupled with improved performance.
The Tower Adventurer 9’10″ Inflatable SUP (6″ Thick) is 32 inches wide in contrast to many of the inflatable boards on the market, which max out at 30 inches. The added width and thickness of the Tower Adventurer contribute to greater rigidity, which increases speed and maneuverability. The greater platform surface area and increased stability also helps prevent falling off of the board, especially in the presence of lateral currents.
The Sevylor Samoa Stand Up Inflatable Paddle Board is one of the most unique and practical paddle boards available on the market. Because it’s an inflatable board, it’s automatically a great choice for beginners trying to get the hang of stand-up paddleboarding.
Inflatable paddleboards come with a whole set of pros and cons that are wholly different from the solid-state SUPs. We’ll discuss all that later.
A starting advantage to this board is you won’t have to strap a huge board to the roof of your car. The Sevylor Samoa can easily fit in your trunk while deflated. In fact, it’s so small and compact when fully deflated that you can even check it into your luggage for airplane trips! In other words, you will be able to carry the Sevylor board with you at all times, no matter where your travels may lead.
The C4 Waterman iSUP 10’6″ Inflatable is yet another great SUP for the beginner.
This board is inflatable, making it very easy to travel with and maintain.
The C4 Waterman is one of Waterman’s most popular SUPs. Though great for flat water, this board is built to catch waves.
I’ve used this board quite often. I inflated it and pretty much have left it inflated in my garage. It really does not seem to loose a lot of air pressure over time.
I weigh 175 lbs (80 kg) and have had no issues with it flexing or bending. Hopefully, this gives you an idea of how well the C4 Waterman is made. Obviously, if you’re a heavier rider, I would exercise some caution with its temperament – but I have absolutely no reason to believe it would operate significantly different.