Read: 7 mins. Standup paddle boarding had been such great fun while socially distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic last year. It also helped us bond with our children, and not long after, many friends joined in with boards of their own. Their favorite was the beginner-friendly Runwave Kohala inflatable stand up paddle board (iSUP) that also had proved quite popular around the harbor we paddled at. In this review, I took a look at the Abysup SUP123 (North Shore) iSUP whose dimensions put it right between the Runwave and my slightly-more advanced DvSport Sunshine. In other words, it should appeal to both beginners and those more experienced/transitioning to the intermediate level.
Read: 7 mins. About five months ago, my best friend and I each purchased an inflatable, standup paddleboard (iSUP) so we could get some fun exercise in while socially distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It was also meant as a way to bond with our children, and not long after, many friends joined in with boards of their own. Their favorite was the Runwave Kohala that also proved quite popular around the harbor we paddled at. In this review, I take a look at what makes it an excellent beginner board. It had also been marked a "Best Seller" by Amazon.com a couple times.
Read: 6 mins. Ever since my best friend and I tried stand up paddle boarding (SUP) a few years ago, we had always wanted to purchase one but did not know whether we would enjoy it enough to buy one. Today, after having rented one many times, we decided it was time to own one but were unsure about whether to get an inflatable (iSUP) or a hard SUP. This review dives into the differences between them, and why I ultimately chose the inflatable, DvSport Sunshine.