One of the most loved activity when vacating a country near the sea is paddle boarding and surfing. Riding a wave towards the shore is an amazing and thrilling activity. Paddle boarding has been associated with many therapeutic benefits. However, riding the wave requires an excellent paddle board. Apart from paddling, this paddle board can also be used to rescue swimmers, in cases of accidents. There are different types of paddle boards. Choosing the type of paddle on the other hand can be hard. Therefore, below are some of the types of paddle boards:
How to choose
When purchasing a paddle board, you should consider the following, so as to ensure you get a good paddle board:
•Its construction; there is an inflated board and also a solid board. Thus, choose that which is suitable for you. Factors such as price, weight, the ability to carry it around and storage are determined by the construction.
•Weight and volume; for ensuring stability, your body height and weight should be equal to that of the paddle board’s weight and volume.
•Length; different paddle board have different lengths. The paddle board’s length affects storage and also stability.
•Width; it also affects stability when surfing or conducting rescue.
•Thickness; this factor also has a role in ensuring stability is maximum.
•Fins; It has a role of maintaining stability and also aid in tracking.
•Accessories; to add on its look, some boards have extra accessories such as straps and also how its painted.
Types of paddle boards
With the knowledge on how to choose a paddle board, knowing the types of paddle boards will enhance your decision. Therefore, below are the types of paddle boards;
Flat water paddle boards
It is also referred to as all around paddle boards. For beginners in riding waves, this type of paddle board is suitable. Also, fishing can also be used using this type of paddle. Its stability is excellent in ensuring you are mostly on the board while paddling and not in water. The recommended width is 30-34 for this type of paddle board which will assist you in learning to balance. The wide width provides a base for your feet. The length’s feet should be 10 or 11. The materials used to construct an all around paddle board include foam wrapped in fiber glass shell, bamboo to enhance rigidity and reinforcing its base. Inflated all around paddles are easy in storing and carriage.
Touring paddle boards
They can also be used in racing hence also called racing paddle boards. It comes with a wide width which provides stability. There are different construction designs of these board, others are slimmer and others longer. This are designed however to provide great stability and glide. Their price distinguishes them from the all round paddle boards. Materials used to make racing boards are lighter with customizations which increases their ability to slice through the water. To reduce drag, racing boards have larger width over thickness. Touring paddles are known to be more exciting due to their ability to glide faster through water.
Fitness paddle boards
Yoga paddle boards are not different from the all around paddle boards. A yoga paddle board with wider width is great in offering excellent stability. The approximated width required is 32 inches. Inflatable boards are recommended due to their softer surface. It is affordable.
Surf paddle boards
Surfing is a great adventure and also a competitive sport, big in Australia. One of the examples of a surf paddling board is starboard pocket rocket which is great in providing stability during surfing. There are both inflatable and solid surfing paddle boards. The pocket rocket provides great glide and ability to cut through the waters. A width of approximately 32 inches and thickness of 8 foot is required to ensure great stability.
Paddling is done either as a form of fitness, while conducting rescue missions, sport and also for fun. Therefore, it is essential to know the type of paddle board suitable for your chosen activity. Some of the examples of paddle boards include solstice stand-up paddle board, tower Adventurer, Keep Stand up paddle board, NAISH HOKUNA, BIC sport wing ACETEC and Tower Adventurer 2. Acquiring a paddle board is quite an investment and therefore, ensure you are well equipped and paying attention to details of the paddle boards so that you get the best.
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