4 Super Useful Tips to Buy a Paddle Board

Posted November 10, 2022 by thedestinationbc

Paddle boarding is a sport that made its debut in the 1960s, with the first commercial boards hitting the water in 1968.

Paddle boarding is a sport that made its debut in the 1960s, with the first commercial boards hitting the water in 1968. Paddle boarding is done by standing on a board and using a paddle to propel oneself across the water. 

While its name may suggest a certain level of physical exertion, paddle boarding is actually quite relaxing. There are many people who try it for the first time simply because they want to get in shape.

What to consider when buying a paddle board Vancouver?
Many variables come into play when you want to go for quality paddle boards. Let us cover some of them in this article. 

[1] Paddleboard weight limit and size 
The two most important things you should consider when buying a new paddle board in Vancouver are your weight and how tall you are. The key to buying a good quality board is this weight limit. The number of riders and the size of the paddle will determine the weight limit of your board. 

A general rule is that the greater your weight, the higher the size you should go for. However, you should always go for the minimum amount of paddling (paddleboard weight) that you are comfortable with. It is important to understand the difference between a paddleboard weight limit and your body weight in order to buy a board that is comfortable for both.

[2] The paddleboard length
Paddleboards vary in their length. 10-foot boards are good for flatwater or lakes and are the most stable boards for beginners. 6 to 7-foot paddleboards are also good for flatwater. For surfing, a 6-foot to 7-foot board is ideal. 

You can use a longer paddleboard when paddling in choppy water where you need to push through the water. However, keep in mind that shorter boards will be easier to manoeuvre than longer ones.

[3] The width of the paddleboard
Paddleboards come in varying widths. If you are a beginner and will be using your paddleboard in small lakes or flatwater, you may not need the extra stability of a wider board. The average width is 32 inches. If you want a wider paddle board in Vancouver, go for a 36-inch width. 

The extra width will give you more stability over choppy water. When you go for a wide paddleboard, you get one more benefit. The additional width makes your ride easier to control.

[4] The thickness of the paddleboard
The thickness of a paddleboard is important when you are riding in choppy water. Thick paddleboards are used in choppy water. If you plan to only ride in flatwater, go for a thin board.

Get various options at The Destination when you want a paddle board Vancouver.

Michael Herbert is the author of this article. For more details about our High Quality Snowboard Shops in Vancouver please visit our website: thedestination.ca
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Last Updated November 10, 2022