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  • Paddleboarding 101: What You Need to Know

    By now you have probably seen a person or two partaking in stand up paddleboarding (aka SUP). This growing sport offers a fun, relaxing way to get fantastic exercise, unravel after a long day, and explore unknown waterways.

    With paddleboards being designed for nearly every type of activity, there's practically no end to what you can do. Whitewater river running, adventure touring, SUP yoga, fitness, racing, fishing, and family fun are just some of the opportunities that await you in the SUP world.

    With minimal investment, you too can enjoy hours on the water and share this fun sport with family and friends. Here are some basic tips and how to's to get you started.

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  • SUP BUYING GUIDE

    There are several factors to consider when buying a stand up paddleboard and sometimes it can be a little daunting. We're here to make it as simple as possible with our handy guide to choosing your perfect SUP.

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  • GETTING STARTED WITH SUP YOGA

    You love being on the water. You love the Zen that comes with a good yoga session. Why not combine the two? If you're new to SUP yoga here are some tips and tricks, and five great poses, to start out with for a peaceful, safe yoga session on the water. Continue reading

  • TOP SUP PACIFIC NORTHWEST PADDLE DESTINATIONS

    Cascade Lakes Highway

    There's a reason why Stand on Liquid's headquarters are in Bend, Oregon. A quick thirty-minute drive up the Cascade Lakes Highway will land you among over a dozen pristine, high mountain lakes. Sparks Lake is a local favorite, with spectacular views of South Sister and fun coves to explore. If you don't own a paddle board already, consider Elk Lake, which rents paddle boards and also affords views of South Sister, Broken Top and Mount Bachelor. Fuel your paddle with a burger at the lodge and explore the beaches while you take in the beauty. These lakes are just the tip of the Cascade Lakes Highway iceberg! Continue on to Lava Lake, Cultus Lake or Wickiup Reservoir to find all the flatwater your heart desires. Continue reading

  • BEND RIVER WHITEWATER PARK ETIQUETTE

    As you may know, Bend's new whitewater park opened this year! Now that the temperature is rising, more and more paddlers of all types will be flocking to the waves. If you're new to sharing the river, it can feel a little intimidating. We put together this crash course in river etiquette so every session on the water can be a fun one for everybody. Pinkies up! Continue reading

  • PADDLEBOARD WATER SAFETY TIPS & GEAR

    As the days get longer and hotter, we increasingly find ourselves on the water. A little preparation goes a long way towards having a fun summer on your stand up paddleboard. Today, we'll go over some summer safety gear and basics. Continue reading

  • HOW TO PADDLE BOARD RACE LIKE A PRO

    Have you ever stood on the banks, cheering on a SUP race and you thought to yourself, "I want to do that!" Now is your chance. Good equipment is great, but good training is critical. Follow these tips to unleash your inner SUP racer & you'll be having podium dreams in no time. Continue reading

  • PADDLE BOARDING STRENGTH CONDITIONING

    Hey you on the couch! Yeah you, the one staring longingly at your stand up paddleboard! It may still be snowing in the mountains, but it's the perfect time to start training for the SUP season. If you want to hit the water with gusto this spring, try these four exercises to transform your off-season self into a mean, lean, paddling machine. Do this routine at least three times a week to improve your SUP strength before the season begins.
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  • Paddle Board Yoga - Get Your Zen On

    A fun way to spend time on the water that's really taking off.

    I was thinking how far the paddleboard sport has come in just the past six to seven years. So many of us embrace the opportunity to get out on the water. The ability to detach, connect with nature while getting some exercise inspires people from everywhere to SUP (stand up paddle). Now, not only paddling is popular ~ for paddling's sake ~ but so is SUP Yoga. This SUP Yoga phenomenon has taken off! If you like yoga, who wouldn't love practicing yoga poses and flowing on a paddleboard while floating calmly on the water. Yes, I said "calmly!"
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  • HOOKED ON SUP FLY FISHING

    As I looked into the crystal clear water, I could see trout swimming just beneath me. I cast my fly in their direction and held my breath as it floated over the top of their silvery flashes. Peering into the water and BAM!, a monster fish took my fly and I quickly reeled it in. Continue reading

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