Q: WHERE CAN I STAND UP PADDLE BOARD?
A: ANYWHERE THERE IS WATER! Of course there are a couple exceptions to this; the water has to be safe and deep enough so the fin doesn't hit bottom but thats really about it. You can SUP board in a lake, river, pond, swimming pool, you name it!
Q:HOW FAR CAN I TAKE MY RENTAL?
A: Anywhere you'd like! We have rentals available for one hour one day or even one week. And the longer you rent for, the cheaper (per day) the rental price is. So, if you want to paddle on your week long trip to Lake Tahoe or you're just headed up to a near by lake for the day, we have you covered.
Q: WHO CAN STAND UP PADDLE BOARD?
Practically EVERYONE can Stand Up Paddle board! The first questions you need to ask yourself to find out if Stand Up Paddle Boarding is for you are: Do you feel comfortable in water? If you can't swim, a river, large lake, or the ocean is not such a good place to start without a professional guide or lesson. The good news is there is always a safe place to paddle! Just make sure you consult an expert paddler or rental shop to see where to start out. Always wear a life jacket, we are confident that starting in calm shallow water you can work your way up.
The second question is physical fitness, although you don't have to be a professional athlete to Stand Up Paddle, it is physically demanding and we recommend young children and less physically capable adults stay close to the shore and have a paddle buddy.
Last question is do you like to have fun? Paddle boarding is a blast and people of all ages and walks of life enjoy it.
Q: DO YOU SELL SUP BOARDS?
A: Yes! Let us know what your looking for or choose one the boards you have already tried while renting. Also remember that you can get a rental Stamp Card and get a discount on a new SUP board when you have accumulated a few stamps.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INFLATABLE AND HARD STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS?
A: A hard or rigid board is generally made of foam (EPS or XPS) and glassed with epoxy resin. Some hard boards are just foam. Most Inflatable boards are made of PVC and they, as expected, inflate with a hand or electric pump. In general once an inflatable has reached the proper PSI (usually 12-16PSI) it is just as rigid as a hard board. One thing that surprises people is inflatables are as durable and in most cases more durable than hard boards. For example, if you drop both an inflatable board and a hard board on the pavement from the top of a car/SUV, chances are the inflatable is fine where as the hard top board has probably endured some dents, dings or cracks that will need to be repaired. Inflatable boards are variously prone to holes if they are pressed or paddled into sharp objects. However, depending on the quality of the board, this usually takes quite a bit of force to do and patching these holes are quick and easy (you're usually back on the water in 60 minutes). Inflatables are also easier to transport because when deflated they are quite compact.
Hard boards do glide better through the water but that also depends on the type, style and length of the board for both inflatable and hard boards. Another benefit to hard bards is you don't have to worry about inflation and deflation before/after a paddle.
Both boards have pros and cons. Ask us which board would fit you best and we will give you more info!