How to Choose a SUP

Find out what stand-up paddleboard is right for your experience level, and the body of water you'll be paddling on.

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How to Choose a Stand-Up Paddleboard

Three Types to Consider: Recreation, Touring, Fishing

Recreation

Perfect for flatwater, slow rivers and small surf

Most versatile type of SUP

Stable and easy to paddle

Touring

Perfect for multihour trips and overnight excursions

Pointed bow slices through water efficiently

Displacement hull sits higher in the water

Wider, stable styles for beginners

Narrow super-light racing models

Fishing

Perfect for quiet, stable casting

Wide, extra-stable SUPs

A comfortable casting platform

Mounting points for angling accessories (accessories sold separately)

Inflatable SUPs in each category for easy transport and storage

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