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  • A New Perspective - Take A Vacation

    Take a few minutes on your vacation to gain a new perspective.

    Recently, I was on a beach trip with some girl friends. Time away from kids, work and the winter grind.Our daily agenda was really Groundhog's Day: up in the morning for coffee and a walk; down to the Mango Deck for lunch, lounge chairs and such; evening shower, dinner and dancing until late. Repeat. The goal of our day was to relax and recharge. No one deviated from this plan except me. Continue reading

  • SUP Into Spring: Destination List

    Dreaming of crystal blue waters, tropical beaches or paddling with manatees? Stop drooling over dreamy Instagram pictures and plan your own Spring SUP Getaway! Sure, there might be snow on the ground but now's the time to turn those dreams into reality. We've lined up four amazing destinations to stoke the Spring Break fires! Continue reading

  • SUP Board Storage Tips

    Not everyone who purchases a stand up paddle board lives close enough to the water to use it regularly. Whether you live in a temperate, tropical or polar climate, you've got to store your board properly to ensure that it stays in tip-top condition and ready for your next SUP excursion. Continue reading

  • Cold Weather SUP Gear

    Here in the Pacific Northwest we're experiencing one heck of a winter. It's easy to think SUP season is over, but then you would miss out on the beauty of paddling along snow-lined banks, seeing animal tracks and enjoying the silence that only snow can bring! Cumbersome gear is a thing of the past. Wet and dry suits are streamlined and made for movement. Neoprene gloves and booties keep your digits nice and toasty. Helmets and neoprene hoods keep your head warm while your mounted GoPro captures the amazing stillness of winter as you silently paddle through falling snowflakes. You can keep the fun times rolling year round with just a few tweaks to your summertime SUP routine.

    1 Cold feet are no joke, so as you roll up to your put in, throw down some insulation for your feet as you suit up. The Quiksilver Syncro 3mm Boots are the perfect tool to keep your toes warm. Keep skin exposure to a minimum. Neoprene booties are your new BFF.
    2 Staying warm before you get out on the water will ensure you stay warm while you're out there. Keep your hat and gloves on until you're ready to swap out for your helmet and neoprene gloves. If your fingers get cold before you're out on the water, they're likely to stay that way through your paddle so keep 'em warm!
    3 Make sure you fuel up before your paddle. An energy bar and a thermos of a warm non-alcoholic beverage is key. Toss an extra bar or two in your dry bag for on the water snacks. If you're really feeling crazy, keep a thermos of hot soup in your car for when you get back. Who knew you were such a genius!?!
    4 Be prepared for submersion. Even if you don't expect to go in, make sure you're ready for it to avoid cold related injuries. A wet or dry suit are ideal. If you don't have either of these, make sure you're dressing in layers and have a full set of extra clothing with you in a dry bag. Your PFD will also help insulate you from the cold while you're paddling. And bring that Hydroflask of warm goodness with you to enjoy out on the water.
    5 The days are shorter, so if you're going for a paddle after work, make sure to bring a headlamp with you. If you really want to light up the dark, consider the ultra-fun Nocqua Adventure Lights 2000 System.
    6 Once you are done with your paddle, load your board on your Yakima SUP Pup before stripping off your wetsuit and get your car heater going. A lot of folks like to stand in a Rubbermaid tub while they take off their wet/drysuit and gear. This keeps your gear clean and you can just snap the top on and toss it in. It will keep your car clean and dry too.

    Toss on your puffy, take a sip of something warm and pat yourself on the back for being hardcore. It will be worth it!

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  • 10 Things We're Grateful For

    With 2015 coming to a close, the team at Stand on Liquid would like to take a moment to reflect on the many things we're grateful for, as well as what we're looking forward to in the coming year. Here's our list: Continue reading

  • Standup Paddle Gift Guide

    Stand On Liquid SUP Gift Guide
    Looking for holiday gift ideas for the SUP enthusiast in your life, but don't know where to start? Stand On Liquid has your back! Check out our handy Gift Guide for gifts big & small that will wow your paddler. Continue reading

  • Changing Seasons

    So what happens at a high altitude paddleboard company when the board shorts and T's are swapped for flannels and Kuhls? Quite a bit, actually. In fact, I'd argue that come October and November, we're busier than ever, just in a different way. Continue reading

  • Northwest Paddlefest

    Last weekend Q and I traveled to Issaquah's Lake Samammish for the Northwest Paddling Festival. It was a hoot. Not only was the weather Seattle-perfect-75 degrees, blue skies, light breeze, pine-scented air-but the crowd was large, enthusiastic, and full of smiles. Continue reading

  • Christmas in May!

    Last week, a customer came by our shop around the same time a big semi rolled in, packed to the gills with 100+ brand new paddle boards. The team eagerly unloaded the truck, and every time we came across one of our debut boards, we quickly unpacked it and propped it up for all to see. Continue reading

  • Paddle Board Review: The Chelan Air

    While not technically new to our lineup, we're really psyched about the Chelan Air. Without a doubt, the improvements we made to the 2015 model make it superior to its predecessor. Continue reading

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