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Tips for Traveling With Your Inflatable Paddleboard

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Summer is wrapping up, which means it is the perfect time to take your inflatable paddleboard somewhere fun. You might be considering bringing your inflatable paddleboard on an end-of-summer trip this season. If so, here are a few tips for traveling with your inflatable paddle board to make your trip a bit less stressful.

Plan Ahead To Minimize Hiccups

One of the best tips to heed to minimize hiccups is planning ahead. Planning ahead will give you a good idea of what equipment you need to bring and which areas you might want to explore on your paddleboarding adventure. After all, paddleboarding is a sport that’s tailor-made for sightseeing, as you will be on the open water and have easy views of all landmasses around you. Why not take advantage of this huge benefit and play around with creating a route that takes you around the most beautiful areas to paddleboard?

Invest in the Necessary Travel Gear

Another great tip is to invest in the best travel gear possible. While it may seem like an unnecessary upfront investment, purchasing this gear will allow you to enjoy the activity much more, as you won’t have to worry about any of the annoying parts of paddleboarding. Having accessories such as electric-powered air pumps will allow you to quickly and easily inflate any stand-up paddleboard—a task that would otherwise take a lot of time, effort, and muscle to complete. Another accessory we recommend checking out is a three-piece inflatable SUP board paddle. These are great because they combine portability with functionality to give you the smallest and most useful package possible.

Ensure Your Accessories Are Portable Enough

Lastly, ensure that your accessories are all portable enough to take with you, no matter the environment. You may have to plan for instances in which you aren’t able to easily access your car from the lake or river you plan to paddleboard on. As such, your stand-up paddleboard kit must be small enough to easily and quickly take anywhere.

Traveling with your inflatable stand-up paddleboard is always fun, provided that you are prepared. If you follow our tips, you will never have a bad time while out on your paddleboard!

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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.