Expert Advice

Expert Advice
  • Jul 15, 2022

What size paddle board do I need for my height and weight?

One of the most common questions we get at Glide is what size paddle board do I need for my size? And trust me I get it, it's like a Dr. Seuss book when looking online at all the different paddle boards for beginners! Tall ones, short ones, fat ones, skinny ones, yellow ones and blue ones! So how do I know what the best paddle board for beginners and what size paddle board do I need?

  • Jul 14, 2022

How to Paddle Board Like an Expert

So you want to learn how to paddle board but have no idea where to start? We give you the basics here.

  • Jul 12, 2022

How to Stand Up Paddle Board

You do not need sup lessons to get started as a beginner or to start your first sup adventure. The first step to learning how to paddle board will be to find the perfect board for you. Whether this is a standard hard paddle board or if inflatable sups would be the better board type for you. And what water sport do you want to do most often.. sup fishing, ride waves, do sup yoga or sup touring or paddle to lose or maintain body weight or simply to just enjoy the outdoors while getting a full body workout.

  • May 24, 2022

Cold weather paddle boarding tips

Cold weather lovers and paddle board lovers unite! Mixing both can be quite the experience, Here are your tips for your winter sup adventure!

  • May 18, 2022

SUP Yoga poses for complete beginners

Wanting to get into Stand up paddle board yoga, but don't know where to begin? Take a look at the beginner poses we have listed down below to help you get started on your journey! have fun and NamaSTAY safe!

  • Mar 25, 2022

How to Paddle Board

So you want to be like the cool kids and learn how to paddle board.  Let us help you figure out how to do it.

  • Mar 8, 2022

Top 3 Tips To Buying Your First Paddle Board

Summer is right around the corner and you are looking to buy your first sup board. I am going to give you three tips on how to choose a paddle board and get you out on the water enjoying your new paddle boards. Remember safety first! So make sure you budget in a good PFD (personal floatation device) and make sure to always wear it when on the water!

  • Feb 28, 2022

How To Prepare For A SUP Summer

With the Summer coming so close it's best to start these practices or get your hands on your very own paddle board while you can! Preparation is key to having a successful SUP Summer and building the habit of going while the weather is at its best!

  • Feb 23, 2022

How to: Paddle Board Transportation

The huge size of a stand up paddle board is great for providing stability to the paddler. It's not always the most convenient shape for moving it around, however, and many people find them awkward and difficult to transport. If you're looking for the best ways to get your paddle board from point A to point B, then this post is for you.

  • Feb 18, 2022

How Windy is Too Windy to SUP?

A common question for people looking to get into SUP is “how windy is too windy to SUP?” If you’re new to the sport, it can be hard to know what level of wind you can handle. And how do you even find out what the wind is going to be like in the first place? We’ll answer all of your questions here!

  • Feb 15, 2022

Paddle Board Fins: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask

Stand-up paddle board fins come in all shapes and sizes and most of you probably have put little thought into what each size and shape does. So for those of you out there who are my people and wanted to know everything about your board let's dive into the exciting world of paddle board fins. First things first we have to get the name right. They are fins, not skegs, rudders, "the thing that makes the board go straight". If you ever come across companies that sell complete paddle board packages that include the skeg, or rudder, that will be your first clue that these are not high-quality boards, and the people behind the brand are not paddlers. *cough* Amazon paddle boards *cough*.

  • Feb 12, 2022

A Guide to Choosing a Paddle Board for Beginners

So you have fallen in love with stand up paddle boarding and are ready to buy your own paddle board.  Here is everything you need to know of the size, shape and construction of the various paddle boards out there before you by.

  • Feb 7, 2022

How to Paddle a SUP

Getting into paddle boarding can be intimidating at first. Learning how to stand up, paddle, and keep your balance may seem tough at first, but with some tips and an hour of practice, you'll be standing and paddling comfortably.

  • Feb 1, 2022

How to Inflate an Inflatable Paddle Board

How do you inflate an inflatable paddle board? Should I use a hand pump or electric pump? Why isn't my pressure gauge working? Air escapes from my paddle board? What pressure should I inflate to? All of these questions will be answered here!

  • Jan 31, 2022

Can I Leave My Paddle Board Inflated?

And other inflatable paddle board care questions answered! If you just dropped hundreds of dollars on an inflatable paddle board, you probably want to do everything you can to take care of it and get as much mileage out of your paddle board you can. Here are answers to some common questions about how to care for inflatable stand up paddle boards.

  • Jan 29, 2022

Choosing the Best Paddle Board for You (and Why It's a Glide SUP)

Buying a Stand Up Paddle Board is an excellent investment in your mental and physical well-being. So how do you choose the best paddle board? That will depend on your experience, lifestyle, and goals, but regardless, you want to choose the best paddle board for you from the right company. We're going to show you why your first (or next) SUP should be a Glide.