Paddleboarding is a fun and highly addictive activity, and once you’ve tried your hand at it, you’re bound to want to invest in your own paddle board. If you are relatively new to the sport, you are probably wondering how to choose the best stand up paddle boards for surfing. This article looks at how to go about selecting the right one to meet your needs.
Type Of Paddle Boarding
How are you planning on using your paddle board? Do you simple enjoy getting fit and having fun, primarily on flat water with minimal waves? Then you will need a paddle board that is best for maneuverability and stability. On the other hand, if you are planning or touring or racing at high speeds you will need a paddle board that is best for efficiency and speed.
If you need a good all round paddle board, a planing hull is the best choice. Wide and flat, similar to a surf board, this hull type rides on the water’s surface and is both versatile and stable. If speed is an issue, a displacement hull is a better option. With a pointed bow like a kayak, it is designed to slice through water for maximum efficiency.
Weight Capacity And Volume
You will need to choose a paddle board that is appropriate to your size and weight to support you correctly in the water. It is important to check both the volume and weight capacity of your board to ensure that it works for your individual statistics.
A low cost board may have a polyurethane or EPS foam core while a higher end model may have a hollow core. Inflatable cores are perfect for those who need a robust board that can be stored and transported easily.