Stand Up Paddleboards 101

June 24, 2011 By: Alex Cerveniak

Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) originated in Hawaii as an easy way for surf instructors and photographers to better see what was going on around them. The popularity of SUPs has increased dramatically over recent years, with fly anglers beginning to take advantage of the higher vantage point, stability, and freedom of movement a SUP offers.

As their use has increased, the number of SUPs and accessories for SUP users to choose from has also taken off.  The array of styles and options can seem a little overwhelming; however, a recent article at Backcountry.com gives an excellent overview on the terms perspective buyers will be confronted with, the types of boards and accessories available, plus some tips to help you determine which SUP is right for the waters you fish.