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Top 5 reasons why inflatable SUPs are perfect for your Fall adventures

Every season brings the opportunity for a new adventure and a new perspective on the outdoors and we think inflatable paddleboards are the perfect companion to see all of this and more. Find out our top 5 reasons why inflatable SUPs are perfect for your fall adventures below!

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1. They Are Incredibly Convenient

As the season begins to change to fall and the days get shorter, convenience really is key. Inflatable paddleboards are amazingly lightweight, so wherever your fall adventures may take you, whether it be trekking to a remote lake or gliding down rivers, it’s easy and quick to lift it in and out the water. Along with their light weight, inflatables can easily be rolled up and stored in their accompanying backpack, making it not only easier to carry along on your adventures, but also means they take up minimal storage space. This handy pack down makes them easy to transport, even in the smallest vehicles, on public transport and even on planes! This portability of inflatable paddle boards offers up the ability and freedom of limitless exploration year round!

All inflatables come with a carry bag and Red Paddle Co make the best. Recently their All Terrain Bag was the one to get, but now, they ATB Tandem or the ATB Transformer are the ones to go for. Portability and convenience is unmatched when using the ATB Transformer bag. The sling function is incredible.

2. Fun For The Entire Family

The family fun doesn’t have to end with summer, as inflatable paddleboard’s light weight makes them manageable for the kids compared to the bulky and heavy hardboard alternative. Not only are they more manageable for the kids, but also easy to use for the entire family as inflatable paddleboards are more stable, when inflated to the correct PSI, than hardboards as they are generally wider and thicker, giving more volume. This makes them stable in a variety of water states from choppy ocean, to silky smooth lakes, to white water rapids. This stability makes them impressively versatile for all levels and abilities of paddlers and can be used for fishing, SUP yoga, racing, SUP polo and white water paddling just to name a few. For those that are still a little wobbly on their feet, inflatables also have much more ‘give’ so if you do fall, you’re not going to hurt yourself or anyone else with the board. This also makes them much more comfortable underfoot or if you prefer to kneel or sit down.

Boards like the Red Paddle Co 15′ Voyager Tandem are ideal for getting everyone out together.

stand up paddling in fall with family and friends

3. It’s A Great Way to Stay Healthy

It can be hard to find the motivation to work out, especially as fall sets in, but as inflatable paddle boards are so portable and easy to use and set up, it doesn’t feel like a workout at all. Paddleboarding is not only fun, but provides a hearty amount of strength and cardio training. Even a casual paddle down a calm river can burn through 430 calories an hour. If the fun factor isn’t enough, the exercise combined with enjoying some fresh air helps to reduce stress and boost our immune system to fight off all those coughs and colds! Comparatively, indoor workouts in a gym provide an ideal environment for bacteria and viruses to spread, whereas on a paddleboard, you are able to social distance and work out without having to touch any shared or bacteria harbouring surfaces! Not only is all this fresh air and exercise great for our physical health, but it also works wonders for our mental health. Being active in the outdoors surrounded by nature helps to lift our mood, reduce anxiety and has also been attested to improve creativity and focus!

Paddling for fitness and health doesn’t necessarily require a race board, but if you are need-for-speed type of paddler, take a look at all our racing inflatable paddle boards.

4. All Weather Friendly

Stand up paddleboarding is often considered a summertime activity, but it really is an ideal activity year round. As you are on the water and not in it, even when the temperature drops, you can just opt for an extra layer or two, a wetsuit or even a dry suit. Just make sure your layers are removable or have vents as you will definitely warm up as you get going! As fall weather can sometimes be unpredictable, if you’re not in a dry suit, just throw some waterproofs over the top to keep you dry and that way, you really can paddle whatever the weather!

paddling with dogs in winter

5. Durable For Any Adventure

Wherever your fall adventures may take you, it’s good to know your board is ready for anything. Not only are inflatable paddleboards more versatile and convenient, but also more durable than solid paddleboards. Inflatable paddle boards bounce to a certain extent, so if you knock or drop it, the board will remain intact unlike the hard boards, which ding, dent, chip and crack far easier which are more difficult and expensive to repair. In case you do puncture the board, which isn’t common as the material is surprisingly strong and durable, then most boards come with their own repair patches so you can just repair the puncture yourself. Once you’ve cleaned the area and stuck the patch on, you’ll be back out on the water the same day!

So there you have it. Wherever you are in the world, whatever type of paddler you are, an inflatable paddleboard is the perfect adventure companion for you. See what we have in the way of touring and adventure inflatable paddle boards. If you have any other awesome reasons inflatable SUPs are perfect for Fall adventures, we’d love to hear them!

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About the author: Julian Kidd
I have been an avid stand up paddle boarder since 2009. I retired from a decade of professional kiteboarding to focus on SUP. Green Water Sports grew from this love of all things SUP. As well as being a keen paddle boarder, I'm a football fan, closet petrol head, web tinkerer, husband and father.