What’s SUP with Standup Paddleboard Volume?

At Halifax Paddlesurf we are often asked What Standup Paddleboard volume is best for me? The  answer is, It depends.  For beginners we recommend a volume of about twice your body weight. Here is a longer explanation of our volume recommendations: HOW DO YOU CALCULATE...

Leashes Save Lives!

  We’ve all seen it. People out with no PFD or Leash. Maybe we’ve even been guilty of doing it ourselves. Perhaps one of the most important pieces of equipment is the leash, the thing that connects you to your board. For any paddler, this little item can...

A guide to Standup Surf Etiquette

How to navigate your Standup Surf board in a lineup.   The stigma that keeps standup surf paddlers at bay in crowded surf zones is real. Standup Surf boards provide easy access to waves to many who have never prone surfed. Find a peak with the fewest surfers out...

SUP Fins. Whats the big deal?

SUP  fins may be small but they have a significant influence on board performance and handling. This directly affects race results and fun at all levels in standup paddling. The following excerpt is from Black Project rider Connor Baxter “I come from a windsurfing...

Stand Up Paddleboard Stroke Flaws

We can learn a lot from people to get more enjoyment from our Stand Up Paddleboard. Bot how do we fix those Stand Up Paddleboard Stroke Flaws? Here are a couple links to help. Things we should focus on? Straight Shaft, Good Catch and clean exit. Especially in the...

Upgrade your Standup paddle!

Want longer days on the board? A faster paddle stroke? You’ve invested in a great new Standup Paddle board and your next purchase should be a good, lightweight paddle with a stiff and properly sized blade. The weight of the paddle should be your first...