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How to Choose Your SUP Board

Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a rapidly growing water sport. Choosing the right paddleboard can greatly enhance your enjoyment of the activity and allow you to take it with you wherever you go. Therefore, today we have some tips on how to choose the right stand-up paddleboard for you

Stand-up paddleboarding is becoming more and more popular, with the market for the sport growing significantly in recent years.
Now, it’s one of the top watersports activities for both locals and tourists in Thailand to enjoy. If you’re looking to try it out, the first thing you’ll need to know is which SUP board to buy. In this article, we’ll tell you how to choose yours.

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Which SUP Board to Buy

1. Choose Your SUP Board By Weight and Height

The first priority is to make sure your SUP board can support your weight. That way, you’ll be able to balance easily. Make sure you factor in any extra weight that will be on your board, such as an extra person or any gear you’ll be carrying.

If you weigh 150 lb or less, you can opt for a 9ft SUP board. If you’re above that, look for something longer. At Decathlon, we make it easy by providing a weight range for each model.

The next thing to consider is your height. A general rule is that your SUP board should be around 10 inches taller than you. Follow this rule, and you’ll be fine.

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2. SUP Boards for Beginners

If you’re trying out SUP boarding for the first time, it’s best to try out a short, wide board like our 8ft inflatable SUP board. This will provide more stability. Safety is key, so make sure your board has a leash that you can attach to your ankle, so you’ll never lose your board. Our X100 stand-up paddleboard is also a suitable option. For gliding across calm waters, these models are perfect.

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3. SUP Boards for Intermediates

If you already have some experience, we recommend choosing the next model up, our X500 14ft inflatable SUP board.
It’s perfect for those who already know how to balance and paddle and want to build confidence on the water. It’s designed to help you glide through the water with maximum efficiency, so you don’t have to put in too much effort.

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4. SUP Boards for Experts

Want to challenge yourself? Take your SUP boarding to the next level with our R500 14ft inflatable SUP board.

This board is designed for racing on the water, with a more streamline shape that allows you to go faster. It’s suitable for both practice and competition.

There’s also our Surf 500 SUP board, which is designed for riding the ocean waves. This will give you a much more exciting ride!

Take Your SUP Board Anywhere

While a SUP board is a large piece of sports equipment, that doesn’t mean it’s hard to carry. In fact, all our inflatable SUP boards come with a compact bag, so you can fold them up and easily take them on your travels.
Whether you’re taking your board on a flight or carrying it on the bag of your motorbike, it’s no problem. To make things easy, you can opt for our SUP board pack, which includes a board, pump, paddle all in one handy package.
For more products and accessories, check out our full range of Itiwit stand-up paddleboarding products at Decathlon Thailand.