Paddling Education

23 Top Tips to Get You Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Quickly
Stand-up paddle boarding—or any paddling—isn’t rocket science! But as with any activity, there are tips and tricks that’ll make it a whole lot easier to get you started and having fun right out of the gate.
8 Ways to Find Kayaking Spots Near You
If you’ve not paddled much before—or even if you have, but haven’t fully explored the waterways around you—how do find the best places to kayak (or canoe, stand-up paddle board or packraft) near you?
Why Kayaking, Canoeing and SUP are Great for the Whole Family
We think paddling is one of the best things your family can do together! Here’s why...
How to Size Kayak & SUP Paddles from Home
When you can go into a paddle sports retailer and size a paddle, that’s great. But if you don’t live near one or they’re not open when you want to buy a paddle, it’s easy to size yourself from home, too.
The Many Benefits of Paddling Locally

There’s something adventurous and exotic about planning kayak, packraft, canoe or SUP trips in faraway places. Somehow we imagine a road trip or overseas destination will be better.

But paddling locally can be just as fun…and in our current situation, the best choice!

Why Paddling is a Super Social Distancing Activity
We think kayaking, packrafting and stand-up paddling are three of the best activities you can do in our new social distancing world. Here’s why… It’s Easy to Socially Distance in a Kayak, a Packraft or on a SUP Board That...
How to Shuttle Boats & Paddlers with Social Distance

We’re all longing to get out of the house and on the water in a kayak, packraft or SUP board. Not just because of two months+ of quarantine, but because the weather’s beautiful and summer is upon us! How do we do that in a safe, socially-distanced way?

Stand Up Paddleboard Fishing - Everything You Need to Know

Kayak fishing has rapidly exploded over the past several years. Along with kayak fishing has come a wide variety of small watercraft that can assist an angler to easily and cheaply.

How to Get Back on Your SUP Board
Whether an intentional or unintentional dunking happens while you SUP, getting back on your board is something you need to learn…
5 Unique Types of SUPing

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a super way to get out on the water, get some exercise and have some fun. Did you know there are five unique types of SUPing?

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Basics

Stand-up paddleboarding is an awesome experience. It's easy to learn, great exercise, gets you outside, can be very therapeutic, and can be enjoyed with others or alone…

Learning to Stand-Up Paddle
There are many reasons why stand-up paddleboarding has been one of fastest growing outdoor recreation activities in recent years: it’s easy to learn and great exercise…
5 Keys When Introducing Your Children to Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Some children may be a bit timid about jumping into the world of stand-up paddleboarding. With the right instructions and moral support, though, any child can quickly fall in love with this popular water activity…

Fishing the Devils River - From a Pau Hana Endurance
There are many different rivers in the state of Texas that I enjoy fishing, but one river has consistently set itself apart from the others – the Devils River...
SUP: The Fastest-Growing Outdoor Rec Activity in the US
Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has been growing faster than any other outdoor recreational sport in the United States.
SUP- 10 Rookie Mistakes
So you’ve decided to dive into the world of SUP. You’ve got your new SUP board and Aqua-bound SUP Paddle and are ready to hit the water…or are yo
SUP: Inflatable vs. Solid Paddleboard
Should you buy an inflatable or a solid paddleboard? Let’s take a look at the advantages of each to help you make your decision…
Which SUP Board Should I Buy?

You don’t have to be in the world of stand-up paddleboarding long before you realize there are several different types of boards. How do you know which one you should buy?

AB Which SUP Board

Why Invest in a Carbon Stand-Up Paddle?
A carbon stand-up paddle—like Aqua-Bound’s Malta Carbon— costs a pretty penny. So why invest in it? Let’s take a look…
Chances Are, You're Paddling that Stand-Up Paddleboard Wrong
I owned a paddleboard for almost two years and never knew I was paddling it wrong. To me, riding a stand-up paddleboard was all about tooling along, taking in the view from high above the water. If you were really...
On a Tight Budget? Our Cheapest SUP Paddles
Are you on a tight budget? Or are you just starting out in paddleboarding and don’t want to invest in a high-end paddle yet? We’ve got you covered!