You’ve seen people standing on surfboards out there in the water and now you want one. Right?
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Paddle boarding is a fun activity to do with friends, but it can be expensive to buy and transport a board.
Most people don’t know that paddle boards are actually really easy to use. If you have ever tried one before and found it difficult, then this inflatable paddle board will change your mind. This inflatable paddle board is both super stable and extremely durable. It’s built with an extra thick PVC material that makes it more rigid than other similar products on the market today. It will hold up in all kinds of water conditions and last for years without any problems! Not only does this product look good, but it also performs great too!
The Serenelife stand up paddleboard weighs only 30 pounds and when deflated is so easy to carry and store away in your car or closet at home. Even better, our lightweight boards can support up to 350 pounds, which means anyone can use them!
We loved ours so much, we ended up buying a second one a week later.
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It all started when I asked my partner what he wanted for Father’s Day. Ok, that’s kinda a lie. It actually all started when I realized we were going camping with a family who just got a paddle board. Together we make a party of 9, 4 adults and 5 kids. That’s a lot of paddle board sharing.
I’ve always wanted to try paddle boarding, but I thought is was it’s so expensive! I found some of the best boards on Amazon and read through all the reviews. There is a ton of great quality boards on there. You are sure to find one that fits your style.
Paddling with your phone
If you are taking up paddle boarding and don’t have an upgraded Strava account, I highly recommend getting it. Any time you go out in nature, it’s a good idea to let someone know where you are and how long you plan to be out.
I’m no stranger to Strava, I used it quite often for hiking and running but never thought about using it while paddle boarding until recently. If you have an upgraded Strava, when you start an activity, you can have a text message automatically pop up to send a link to your designated contact.
This is fantastic for paddle boarding because you may be out in the water a good while and it’s nice to have someone know where you are. Strava lets your designated contact track where you are on your activity map so this way they can see exactly where you are. You can even set up the alert to go off every 30 minutes or so, and it gives your friend a little reminder that their favorite surfer is still out there enjoying nature!
This is extremely helpful for those who paddle board alone, but I think it’s just as useful if you have someone with you because they will see on the map where you are and if they don’t hear from you or if you’ve been in one spot for a long time, they can try to message you to make sure your ok, or send help to your last location.
So how was the board? It is awesome! I’m so addicted now.
I had so much fun the other day! It was a sunny, breezy morning. The sun shone down and warmed my skin while I paddled around on top of that shimmering water. Paddle boarding is like yoga for me; it’s meditative to feel how well your body can move when you place yourself in just the right position at just the right time over those undulating waves.
My thought was that if we also liked their board, we would get their brand board for our second one and save a bit of money. But after trying out theirs and after they tried out ours, everyone agreed we should just get the same paddle board we had.
That way, no one would be fighting over who got the better board. It was noticeably more stable. But, maybe with the larger size and stability you pay for it in speed. None of us were experienced enough to start racing as of yet, so I’m not sure.
I will tell you though, that I have seen board prices fluctuate like crazy on Amazon. If you are interested in getting a paddle board, but don’t need it right away, keep checking Amazon for the lowest price.
I tend to hyperfocus for a bit when I get something new. I found all the Facebook groups for paddle boarding in my area. I watched tons of videos on YouTube on how to properly paddle, safety tips and tons of racing and trick videos.
Then, of course you need all the necessary accessories. Just so you know, as long as your board comes with a pump, paddle and phone case, you really don’t need anything else to get out on the water.
How hard is it to balance on a paddle board?
My first time out, I decided to take an apple for a snack and a water bottle. I’m proud to say I didn’t lose either. I was pretty conservative in my moving around the board. I can easily go from sitting to kneeling to squatting and standing, but nothing like the kids were doing.
They were running and hopping back and forth on the board and doing plyometric jumps. I’m going back out tomorrow, so I might start experimenting, proving the water is warm enough. Lol, I’ve been babied with our 90 degree swim spa.