Head to any popular SUP spot around the UK and you’ll immediately see SUPers of every age, size and color. One of the best things about stand up paddle boarding is that it’s literally for everyone. The sport accommodates different injuries and interests better than any other activity. From toddlers to grandparents, everyone will quickly see the benefit of picking up stand up paddle boarding.
It can be scary to allow your kids out on the water by themselves. Older paddleboards were only built to fit one rider, but that’s not the case anymore. Advances in modern iSUP design and technology have led to many high-quality boards that can support multiple riders. Whether you head out with the kiddos or the pup, iSUPS like the BLACKFIN Model XL are strong enough to support more than one person. If you’re looking for a sport that limits muscle strain, SUPing is for you. The amount of power and energy you use is completely up to you.
1. Become a Confident SUPer in an Hour or Less
All it takes is 60 minutes to begin developing essential skills like balance and paddle movement. New paddle boards are built to make these two requirements come as easily as possible to the rider. From top-quality deck pads to perfectly-shaped fins, iRocker equips our customers with the tools they need to become successful in the sport.
If SUP pups can find their way around a board, so can everyone in your family! Take a look at the iRocker board comparison chart to find the perfect board that works for every member of your family.
2. Health Benefits Unmatched by Other Sports
SUPing provides substantial health benefits that go beyond simple cardio. Riders of every age and athleticism will benefit from the low-impact sport.
● Subtle core movements will help rehabilitate seniors and develop muscles in children
● Overcome stress and anxiety by connecting with your peaceful surroundings and soaking in the tranquility
● Every muscle group is engaged while paddling, which restores tired muscles and challenges already powerful areas of the body
● Burn calories by SUPing for long periods of time and at a more vigorous pace
● Enhance balance and coordination to improve posture and reduce backaches
3. SUPs are Versatile Enough to Satisfy Many Interests
One stand up paddle board can serve so many different purposes. Your kids might want to use the board to kayak while you simply want to use it for morning yoga. Good news! The same board can do both (and then some). From relaxing cruises around Caragh Lake in Kerry to kayak races with the neighborhood kids, paddle boards provide the versatility you need to make every family member happy.
● Simply convert your iSUP into a kayak for leisure cruising, racing or fishing
● Purchase a board with a soft deck pad so your iSUP can convert into a yoga mat when the mood strikes
● Outfit your paddle board with rod holders and fishing gear to reach shallow spots unattainable by boat
4. Easy to Carry for People of All Ages and Levels of Strength
A key benefit of investing in an iSUP rather than a traditional hard paddle board is the ease of commuting from point A to point B with your board in tow. Hard boards need costly cases, airline fees and roof racks on your car.
iSUPs are an cost-effective travel companion that will turn any trip into an adventure. Simply deflate your iRocker, roll it into your travel bag and head out the door. It really doesn’t get any easier.
5. Launch Your Board Anywhere and at Anytime
Beginners are sometimes scared of SUP spots like the ocean or Intracoastal when first starting out in the sport. We get it, we’ve been there. Peaceful lakes and small ponds are excellent spots to develop your SUP skills without the stress of waves, riptides or spectators.
Paddle boarding doesn’t require you to travel far to fully immerse yourself into the activity. Whether you live in Glasgow, Dublin or somewhere in between, there’s always a nearby spot to launch your board. While surfing needs waves and SCUBA requires fish or a coral reef, paddle boarding requires nothing but a few feet of water.
Paddle Boarding Doesn’t Discriminate by Age or Skill
There isn’t a person who can’t benefit from the relaxation and thrill of stand up paddle boarding. No one is too young or too old to begin in the sport. While you may need assistance from a more experienced rider in the beginning, you’ll quickly pick up the skill on your own. Hey, there’s a reason SUPing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
21st century SUP designs and add-ons make it easier than ever for riders of any age to develop fundamental paddle boarding skills. If you’re new to the sport, take a look at the iRocker All-Around Board for a consistent ride that satisfies even the most advanced riders. Good news! It’s on sale. Win, win.
Our job at iRocker is to create amazing boards and accessories that people of every age, size and skill will love. Add-ons like the Cooler Deck Bag and Padded Carry Strap are our favorite ways for riders to enhance their experience.
Have a few questions before you make your purchase? We’re here to help. Reach out to our team of paddle boarding pros on the live chat function on our website. We can’t wait to hear from you!