Top 5 Answers to the Question, “Why SUP?”
We could probably list at least a million reasons to spend some time on a stand up paddle board. We know you don’t have time to read that much so we decided to list our top 5 reasons to SUP. In no particular order, here they are:
1. SUP is Great Exercise for all Fitness Levels
One of the best things about SUP is that you can get started in a few minutes, and don’t need any particular strength or skills to learn. Yes, you’ll need to learn to get on and stay on your board without falling off, but it’s simple and fast to learn.
If you’re in great shape, you can paddle hard for a vigorous workout or practice your SUP yoga moves in style. If you’ve spent the last few years on the couch or you’re recovering from an injury, you can work your way up to a higher fitness level. Speaking of recovering from an injury…
2. SUP is a Great Way to Recover from an Injury
If you are recovering from an injury or even surgery, SUP is a great way to get back into a fitness routine without too much strain on sore areas. You can use your board as a kickboard if you’re not quite ready to hop on. You can even use it to float! You can also sit, kneel and paddle with a partner until you’re ready to go solo.
3. SUP is a Great Way to Get More Time with Friends and Family
Unlike sports like tennis, basketball or even weight lifting, where your workout is restricted to friends with similar skills, SUP is good for the whole gang. Regardless of fitness level, experience level or even equipment, SUP can be your solo gig or a group outing.
Have a friend who wants to SUP but doesn’t have a board? Your iROCKER ALL-AROUND can carry you both. Planning a full-family day on the water or thinking about a little family SUP fishing? The iROCKER BIG BLUE is for you.
4. SUP is a Great Way to Bond with Your Co-workers
Even on a cold winter day, a SUP outing with co-workers beats another boring office party around the water cooler. To add to the bonding and really build teamwork, plan a SUP office party with an obstacle course or short race course. Maybe even try your hand at a SUP scavenger hunt. By the end of the day, you’ll have all kinds of great memories and stories to take back to the office.
5. SUP is Affordable
Stand up paddle boarding requires some equipment but it’s equipment you can afford. Yes, you need a paddle board. (We’ve got you covered.) And you’ll probably want some handy accessories like our favorites, a cooler deck bag for snacks and drinks, and a kayak seat to mix things up. But these are options. All you really need to get started with SUP is a paddle board, a paddle and of course, a waterway. (For some of our favorite places to SUP, check out this blog we wrote about our favorite sandbars to reach by paddle board.)
Now You Know the Answer to Why SUP
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