5 Great Reasons Why You Should Buy a Hard SUP Board
So, let’s solve this once and for all: if you need to buy a SUP, a hard board is the way to go. Without further ado, here are 5 great reasons why.
Nothing beats the glide of a hard SUP board on the water. Nothing. Some may say that inflatable boards have recently been built with new materials and performers: we agree – these have definitely evolved in the last few years. One thing is for sure however, an inflatable SUP will never be as solid as a hard SUP, and will never glide as efficiently as one either.
We love our inflatables, but we must say: we have a serious soft spot for our hard boards. Nothing is sexier than a board made of real wood veneer, covered with an epoxy coat, making you look like a real Brice Man on Instagram or reminding you of our log driver tales.
3. Quick & Easy Usage
Even though our inflatables allow you to grow some pretty big biceps (10-15 minutes of pumping is definitely a great arm workout), hard SUP boards allow you to quickly and easily jump in the water at any given moment. You simply need to take down your board from your roof, remove the board from its travel bag, attach its fins and you’re good to go! Thus, you will never miss another sunset again because you had to blow up your board.
4. Easy Transportation
Let’s break the myth: it is truly not difficult to carry a hard SUP board. Whether or not you have a car rack, you can easily transport your hard board. In fact, many different options are available to you.
In order to further protect your board, we strongly recommend that you transport it in a travel bag. In addition to protecting your board from the sun and rocks along the road that could cause damage, the travel bag is an excellent way to carry your board around in more restricted areas (stairwells, parking lots, boat ramps, docks, etc.)
Thus, big or small, several tricks exist in order to easily secure your board on the roof of your car and safely transport it. Well, unless you have an 18-wheeler – then that’s a different story!
A girl all by herself, check out the ultimate trick at 1m26s in this video on YouTube.
5. Storage: 2 Intervals, 3 Easy Movement
Storing your hard board is not more difficult than storing your inflatable board. Without letting it sit outside between two snowbanks during the winter months, placing your board in a travel bag and storing it in the garage, basement or corridor is perfect! It only takes up a bit more room ;)
Even better, if your residence permits, take advantage of the opportunity to make your board a statement piece within your home. In your kitchen, living room, basement or bedroom, your hard SUP board will add some much-needed tropical vibes during those cold winter days. Not convinced? Check out how amazing it looks!
There are even racks available to store your SUP on the wall or ceiling.
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Photo Credits: Sophie Corriveau