iSUP family fun

If you are like me and I imagine many parents, it’s possible you are constantly last minute searching for family activities that not only entertain the kids but also engage the adults. Here’s one top idea to help families get all ages outside and having fun together – SUP!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding, SUP is a great way to get your family having fun together on the water. Everyone who loves the water, will get a buzz from the SUP experience. Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy paddleboarding without any experience at all! Most 6 year olds can manage their own paddleboard and younger kids make great passengers to spot fish and turtles while simply enjoying the ride. You can even take your family dog onboard – they’ll love it!

Kona’s SUP range focuses on quality inflatable boards that inflate up to 25PSI for the highest board rigidity in today’s SUP market. Each SUP comes in its own backpack to make packing the car a breeze. Get to your favourite lake, river or beach, pump up your boards with the included high-pressure hand pump and get paddling.

For family SUP, we’ve found it’s ideal to have 2 SUPs to get everyone on the water at once. We love to paddle between locations together and sometimes even take a picnic to stop off and make a day of it. If your family is a competitive crew, don’t forget the option for fun paddle racing and even push off games. If you are more into relaxation, I can recommend a quiet break drifting out on the water while the kids play by the shore to reenergize for the afternoon of paddle and play.

We’ve also found that combining 2 different SUP models broadens the range of SUP activities for the whole family. A popular combination working well for our family of 3 is the Kona Cruiser 12’6 and Moloka’i 9’6 inflatables. The Cruiser’s extra length and volume is a great board for my husband and 11 year old daughter. The bungee-packing strap and net are also perfect for carrying water bottles and a picnic lunch plus beach games. The Moloka’i 9’6 is a great SUP for adults (under 90kgs) and even kids. This works for any of us and when Sophie, our 11 year old wants to paddle solo, the Moloka’i is her pick every time as it’s a shorter board and easier for her to turn. On days when the wind picks up, we can add an inflatable windSUP sail to have a go at light windsurfing for a different activity or catch the small waves for a bit of SUPsurf or in my case, a splash and a laugh!



Posted on July 1, 2018 in Family, Fun, Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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