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Get more out of your paddle surfing experience

Paddle board accessories can make your paddling experience more fun, safer, and easier. There are essential basic accessories such as a paddle, a life jacket and a leash that will make life easier on the water.

Shovels: Shovels can range from less than 2 pounds to more than 4 pounds. Paddles are made of aluminum, plastic, carbon, or any combination. If you’re a beginner, an adjustable paddle works great since you get an idea of ​​what length you like as you learn. For those just getting into SUP racing, a lightweight carbon paddle will get you to the finish line sooner.

PFD: The US Coast Guard has designated sTand up paddle boards as boats and you must have a PFD life jacket on your board at all times. You can get a cheap Orange jacket at the big box store for $10 or you can get a paddling-specific vest that has lower side vents to prevent an underarm friction rash.

Straps – Straps are good to have if you are a beginner who falls frequently and you don’t want the board to get away from you. When paddling a river it is most imporTant to have a leash as the current will carry your board away and then you will be in a creek without a paddle board. We prefer the BIC Wrap Strap as it stays out of your way. There are also straps for your paddle.

paddle board accessories paddles and leash
BIC Ace-Tec STand Up Paddle Board with Wrap Strap, Trolley, Carry Strap, Carbon Fiber Paddle, Storage Bag & paddle tennis partner

If you’re going on a long hike, you’ll want to have supplies like water, snacks, and maybe a camera and dry shoes when you arrive at your destination. The BIC Deck Bag has a waterproof compartment and attaches to the attachment points on the board. If your board doesn’t have connection points, the LeashMates system is an aftermarket product that you can easily connect.

Then there are board bags to protect your bag from scratches and dents when stoRed, wall mounts to hang your board on a wall, SUP mounts for your car, waterproof phone cases, and waterproof packs to carry gear. The BIC SUP HD bag has reflective material that reflects heat. The SUP carrying strap can also be used to hang the board on the garage wall when not in use.

The Paddle Buddy is great if you are taking photos or doing SUP Yoga. The Paddle Buddy ensures that your paddle will stay on your board. Take all the photos you want without the worry of losing your paddle. If you have a long disTance to your launch area, the SUP Trolly will make your life easier. Simply attach it to the end of your board and pull your paddleboard right behind you.

It’s the little things in life that create memories. So make some great sTand up paddle board memories and get yourself some of these SUP accessories.

If you are looking for somethingpaddle surf accessories, come to The Board House in Crystal Lake IL where we are offering a number of SUP accessories at the paddle board rental shack.