Winter in the Northern Hemisphere is upon us and that means shorter and colder days ahead. With varying conditions around the nation we put together a list of the top winter spots to paddle.
Big Sur is located just north of San Luis Obispo and has gained notoriety from photographers, writers, poets and now paddlers for its endless scenery and natural beauty.
After a long decision of choosing a paddle board it comes to another commitment; what paddle do you choose and what’s the difference between each one?
Since 2004, Isle Surf & SUP based in San Diego,CA has been committed to offering the largest and best selection of Surfboards and Standup Paddle Boards anywhere on the web. Our direct sales model allows us to offer some of the lowest prices without compromising quality along with Free USA Shipping 24/7 on all boards.
With the growth of Paddle Boarding we have expanded our SUP line and offer shapes and sizes for riders of every level. We have stand up paddle shapes for the oceans, lakes and bays. Now you can surf anywhere there is water!
We also stock a massive selection of Surfboards. Everything from shortboards, fish, quad fins, fun shapes, mini-longboards, longboards, and big guy boards in all shapes and sizes to accommodate surfers of every level.
In addition, to compliment your new Surfboard or SUP we carry a full line of quality Surfboard & SUP Accessories to improve your surfing and stand up paddle experience. Leashes, Traction, Surfboard & SUP Car Racks, Surfboard & SUP Day Bags, Travel Bags, SUP Paddles and more.
Knowing the volume of your sup is important in that it relates to your weight and what amount of volume is required to support your weight.
The metric system tells us: 1 liter of volume will float 1kg of weight.
However the amount of volume needed is relative to weight & skills. Thus we multiply a Skill Level Factor x our Weight in kilograms to get a recommended Volume in liters.
Skill Level Factor for Beginner = 2.0
Skill Level Factor for Intermediate = 1.7
Skill Level Factor for advanced = 1.3
Use this simple formula to find your target volume
(your weight in lbs x .44) x Skill Level Factor = Target Volume (Liters)
Example: You are a beginner looking at boards and you weight 195lbs. What volume is right for you?
(195lbs x .44) x 2 = 175
Board Volume (Liters) = 175
If you are a beginner rider and you weigh 195lbs. Your board should have a volume of at least 175 Liters to support your weight.
We use the boards volume to compute how much weight each board can support for a given skill level.
These are general suggestions and other factors such a width and thickness determine how the board
will support your weight.
As an example:
The 9'6 Classic has 127 liters of volume.
The suggested weight chart shows:
As a beginner your weight should not exceed 141 lbs
As an intermediate rider your weight should not exceed 166 lbs
As an advanced rider your weight should not exceed 217 lbs