September 28th: Glow Stand Up Paddle Board Paddle in Santa Monica

GLOW Paddle Board Session This Saturday Night at the SM Pier!

Editor’s Note: We received the below email today from Poseidon paddle and surf shop in Santa Monica. This sounds like an AWESOME event. Hope to see some of you out there!

Glow Stand Up paddleboard

Photo courtesy of gearjunkie.com

This Saturday Sept 28t from 7pm -3am is GLOW an all night artistic expression session featuring illumination inspired artists.

Check out the city of Santa Monica’s glow website here to get a better idea about the event.

Poseidon Paddle and Surf shop will be coordinating a Glow Stand Up Paddle Board night paddle during the event from 9pm-10pm.  Poseidon will provide glow in the dark sticks to attach to paddles and boards. Please arrive at Poseidon no later than 8pm to decorate your board and paddle with your glow sticks. We will have tape to attach them to your boards and paddles.

Meet at the shop at 7pm, leaving from the shop to head to the beach at 8pm. If you want to come by earlier in the day to decorate your board feel free.

My cell is 310.383.8317 in case you have any questions or feel free to call the shop.

We will have about 12 boards available for rentals. A one hr rental is $35, 2hrs is $50, wetsuit rental is $15. I recommend calling ahead and reserving a board if you need one.

Weather is forecasted to be 82 degrees and surf is supposed to be small. All the stars are lining up for an epic night!

Glow Stand Up Paddle Board? This sounds awesome. Count us in.

Tower Adventurer Inflatable SUP 45% Off

Deal of The Day on Amazon Gold Box

Tower Adventurer Inflatable SUP

This board comes with a pump and an adjustable paddle. All for under $600. Sweet.

We were browsing our Twitter feed today and noticed that the Tower Adventurer Inflatable SUP 45% Off on Amazon Today. Like, whoa. The board is 9’10″ and its list price is $1,075.00. It is currently on sale for 45% off the list price which comes out to $594.15. Plus it’s eligible for Amazon Prime which means you could pump that board up and be up and paddling in less than 48 hours. Don’t you love technology? Here’s a link to check out the board:

Tower Adventurer 9’10″ Inflatable SUP (6″ Thick) with Pump and 3-PC Adjustable Paddle

It’s got an average review of 4.5 stars on Amazon which is a good sign. It’s extra thick (6 inches) which people seem to like.

We haven’t tried this board so we can’t give you our personal thumbs up, but we can give it two thumbs up on price. While researching this post we searched the web for reviews of the Tower Adventurer Inflatable SUP and we found this video review featuring a woman named Linda from Encinitas, CA. In the video Linda mentions that she likes the board because it is portable and she drives a sedan. However, she did admit that it’s not as stable as the rigid boards but it is a good option if you want an inflatable. We think this is the general sentiment around inflatable paddle board SUPs in general.

The board rolls up to about one foot in diameter when its deflated so it’s a lot easier to transport if you have a smaller car or plan to take your SUP with you on a trip. And if you do decide to travel with your Tower Adventurer Inflatable SUP, can you think about taking us with you? HA!

We know stand up paddle boards are expensive and can be a big investment, so we’re all about finding deals and letting you know about them as soon as we do. If you are looking for an inflatable SUP, we hope you find this deal of the day from Amazon on the Tower Adventurer inflatable SUP to be helpful! 

Things You Should Know About Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards

Here’s the scoop on inflatable paddle boards. Paddle boarding is a ton of fun, but the one draw back is lugging a big ole’ board to and from the river, ocean, or lake, and then back to your car. The paddle boards that can be easily carried are inflatable paddle boards. They are collapsable and can fold down to a small size that can fit in your backpack. These boards generally come along with specifically designed hand pumps. The core material used in the production of these boards is drop stitch. The specific thickness of these boards is maintained by thousands of locked stitches that are made of nylon. When you use the hand pumps that are designed for this purpose your board can inflate up to or above 30 Psi.

Bic Inflatable Paddleboard

A new Bic Inflatable Paddleboard.

People might choose an inflatable Stand Up Paddle board over a normal paddle board because of its excellent qualities like portability and durability. The main advantage of these kind of boards is that they can be easily packed away for travel. When inflated, they are just as strong as normal boards. Since normal boards are heavier and less flexible it is difficult to carry them around while you are traveling making inflatable boards a great option.

By choosing an inflatable stand-up paddle board you never compromise on their performance as they are equally good as normal boards. The costs of these inflatable Stand Up Paddle boards vary depending on their quality and comfort. There are a variety of such boards available and you can choose one depending on your budget and preferences. However most commonly these boards are available at prices that ranges anything between $600 to $1500.

You should be able to get an inflatable board within this price range. There is also a higher price range of these boards such as ranging between $1500 to $2000. These boards will have extra features and quality with a good comfort level. 

The inflatable Stand Up Paddle boards are available in different types and sizes and why the prices also vary. There are boards that are UV protected and hence are more durable. There are boards that allow both the options of sitting down (kayak style) or stand up paddle. If you are looking for a rigid performance similar to a hard board then you should be choosing the needle nose boards. Choosing the best one according to your tastes and preferences would increase the quality of ride you will be having.

Here are some recommended inflatable paddle boards:

Amazon Image Tower Paddle Boards Adventurer Inflatable 9’10″ SUP Package

Tower Paddleboards are some of the best known inflatable paddleboards and SUP packages on the market. They’re also consistently some of the best selling boards on Amazon. To top it off, they were on Shark Tank and Mark Cuban is an investor in the company. AWESOME!

Amazon ImageBadfisher Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard 

This board is one of the finest of its quality. It is manufactured with the rubber that is UV resistant and with the technology of MCIT. It also comes along with the bag in which you can compactly pack the board as well as the pump.

 

 

Amazon ImageAdvanced Elements Hula 11 Inflatable Paddle Board
This board by Advanced Elements is also rated one of the best. With its attractive price range, it is the best for multi tasking. You could use this board for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, or kayaking. It is apt for all the sports that requires a stiff performance. It comes along with its accessories such as pump, valve adaptor, storage bag and other important things.

 

 

Amazon ImageBIC Sport Stand Up Air Inflatable Paddleboard, 10-Feet 6-Inch
Bic has also come out with an inflatable stand up paddleboard. Their boards are known for durability and this is one option that shouldn’t be ignored.

 

 

Have you ever thought about getting an inflatable stand up paddle board? Why or why not? Post in the comments and let us know.

Tower Adventurer Inflatable Paddle Board

What To Look For When Buying A Stand Up Paddleboard

What To Look For When Buying A Stand Up Paddleboard

Are you planning to buy a stand up paddle board (SUP)? We have put together some tips for you on what to look for when buying a stand up paddleboard. This will help you in choosing the most appropriate SUP boards for your needs. It is important for you to know the varieties of SUP boards available in the market place. They are:

  • All-Around: This type of board is great for those who want to paddle in flatwater half the time and surf the other half of the time. The most suitable board for starters. 
  • Surfing: This board is typically wider and shorter than the standard paddle board and stable enough to withstand strong waves when you are paddle surfing. Most people who buy a surfing type paddle board have previous surfing experience.
  • Touring / Racing: Boards that are longer (typically longer than 12’6”) with a sharp nose and made for long distance racing across both flat water and in the ocean. 

Aspects To Consider When Choosing The Right SUP Board For You

  • Stability and width of the boards. The width of the board is really important as far as balance is concerned. Most of them measure around 36 inches. This is suitable for people of all different heights and weights and is much easier to keep your balance as a broader base is much more comfortable compared to a reduced width. However, you may quickly find that you want to move down to a narrower board after gaining adequate skills from the wider ones so make sure you take that into consideration when purchasing your first board. 
  • Length of the board. It must fit your size in order to displace the amount of water equivalent to your weight.The length of your boards can determine the speed at which they can move at a given duration. For instance, the longer the boards, the higher the speed and vice versa. This is why most people purchase the longer boards for racing purposes.
  • Materials. SUP boards are made of various materials such as fiberglass and epoxy. Plastic made boards are bought by many people because they are durable, long lasting, and can withstand dings. They also tend to be cheaper and more affordable. On the other hand, those made of fiberglass are expensive but used in many paddling activities
  • Board Portability.  This is a CRUCIAL aspect to consider before buying a SUP. As mentioned earlier, these boards can be very huge and heavy. Therefore, you should consider a board with a weight you will be comfortable with in all your paddling outings. You may enjoy that extra foot of board on the way, but it could be a pain in the *** to get on and off your car and down to the beach. You could get board carrying devices like a SUP Slingor a Wheelie, but make sure the board is something that doesn’t break your back carrying to and from the beach.
  • Price. Have an idea of how much you want to spend. Paddleboards are pricey and we recommend you do plenty of research first to make sure you get the best deals. This is where we hope to be of use and will post more on this topic in the future. But for now be prepared for a SUP board to start at around $800 for a NEW board and a little less than that for a used one.  Besides the board price, you should also be prepared to invest in a good Stand Up Paddle, boardbag, leash, and Tie Down Straps for your car.

The places you plan to paddle – lakes, rivers or ocean- will help determine the features of boards most appropriate for you.

Check out this video on how to choose a standup paddleboard for more information:

We hope you found this article helpful to you on what to look for when buying a standup paddleboard. We wish you the best of luck as you search for the right and most suitable stand up paddle boards for your specific need.

If you have any questions for us, post in the comments and let us know how we can help you!