Paddleboarding is a cross between kayaking and surfing and if you are neither of the two then you must love paddling and standing on your board. Planning to jumpstart your paddling course on your free time? Sure! But before going out and starting to do so, we prepared a list just for you to save you from the first-day-school-like hassle. You must have already included in your backpack some of the items we listed below but be sure to double check for the sake of… well, being sure. All right, enough said. Let us walk through the things you must bring. Happy check-your-list time!
First of all, let us talk about the essentials when going out for a paddle.
– Stand Up Paddleboard. Who can paddle without this? Be sure to take the board of your style and familiarize yourself with it. We recommend checking out the different styles in the rentals area and try them before buying your own.
– Paddle. Of course, you can use your hands if you forget to bring them but that would be surfing and you just agreed that you are in between kayaking and surfing, so do not forget these!
– Life jacket. All right, we get it, you are a professional swimmer so why wear one? Take note that in some location, it is required to wear a life jacker beginner or not. You will never know what the waves may bring or what your body may surprise you with. Better safe than sorry.
– Paddle leash. Seriously, do not forget these and get lost in the ocean.
For your swimming clothes, of course, this depends on where you are going to take the paddles.
– For cold waters take your dry suit, neoprene top, and shorts.
– For warm waters take your rashguard and your usual board shorts.
– Of course, do not forget your footwear. We do not want walking barefoot all the way through your paddling adventure.
Some things you might consider taking with you…
– A dry bag. Everything valuable goes inside like your wallet, phone, and camera. Always take your valuable with you.
– Hydration waist pack. Let’s admit the fact that being in the waters will make us so thirsty after a while of fun splash playing and mingling. Always bring a hydration pack with you.
– SUP carry and transport cart. That is if your SUP is not portable or inflatable.
– Repair putty. Just in case something crazy happens.
– Protective rail tape and extra fin.
Wops, some other things you should bring…
– Sun hat and visor. These can save you from the ravaging heat of the sun while you paddle.
– Sunglasses. More than fashion, these can actually make your eyes comfortable under the sun.
– Lip balm
Did we forget anything? Hit us with a message if you think we missed something, like pillows or lollies?