The difference in performance, durability, and ultimately paddleboarding fun is most varied in the inflatable board segment. The difference in price from low-end department store boards to the more reputable brands is large. And so too is the difference in quality.
While we know it’s difficult to think about environmental disaster in the midst of a global pandemic, the good news is that there are things we can start doing now to address issues created by plastic landfill. At Honu, our approach to minimising plastic waste is to try to reduce unnecessary plastic packaging and to ensure the products we have that do use plastic are made to be as long-lasting as possible.
No discussion of why you would chose an inflatable paddle boards is complete without first addressing the big question... Hard board OR inflatable?
If performance is your most important consideration, then a hardboard is for you... Or at least that is what you'll often be told. But while this is correct in most instances, it isn't absolutely right. Even when you put aside all the distinct storage and transport advantages, inflatable SUP's perform better in some cases...
If there's one thing Aussie's love, it's spending time at the beach. However, so many people going to the beach can present numerous hazards for the ocean and marine life. It is critical that we all take steps to minimise our impact when we head out to surf, paddle-board, swim or just relax in the sand.