All about stand up paddleboards

As paddle boarding becomes a more popular sport, people are looking for the best stand up paddle boards they can buy on the market. There are many brands and different types of stand up paddle boards to choose from, and the variety continues to grow. YOLO Boards are built to the highest quality standards and we stand behind every one.

Boards vary in size and parameter to suit their function, and the longer boards move faster than the shorter boards. All-around or recreational paddle boards are 10-12 feet long, with a width of 29-32 inches, with the fishing or "Big Boy" boards measuring 35" wide. This type of recreational stand up paddle board is best for beginners that plan on paddling on calmer waters. The wider the board, the more stable it is. The paddle boards that are used for racing or touring have longer lengths at about 12-14 feet, but are also narrower in width.

Paddle boarding is a great form of exercise and an awesome way to get in shape. As you stand on the board you use your legs to maintain your balance so that you will not fall, you use your arms and core to paddle so that the board moves forward, and there is also added resistance from the water. This whole process can not only help you enhance and build up your endurance, but also your strength and stamina.

There are different types of paddle boards that are designed for various functions. These are: the flat water or all-around paddle board, the tour or race paddle board, the fitness or yoga paddle board, the surf paddle board, and the fishing paddle board. Before buying a paddle board, you should research each type so that you can pick the one that will fit your needs. Check out the boards on our site, and let us know if you have any questions. They are a great investment in your health and the health of your family.