Most Important SUP Gear Checklist
Basic Inflatable SUP Checklist
ISUP – It goes without saying your inflatable SUP is your number one item. I can’t imagine anyone forgetting this very important item but what gets packed into the ISUP bag can be equally as important as well.Fin – Yes I have gotten to the water without my ISUP fin before. Thinking it was stored inside my ISUP bag (as it should be), I didn’t bother to check before leaving.Without the fin, your ISUP is not going to perform as it should. Forgetting this little item can be disastrous.
Paddle – Luckily I have never forgotten my paddle but it is obviously another essential item to bring.
The leash attaches to either your ankle or your calf and then to your board. If you should fall in the water it stops you from being separated from your board.Keep the board leash in your gear bag or SUP bag as well.
Other Essential iSUP Items
Now that you have your gear covered there are some other essential items that will make your SUP adventure more comfortable and enjoyable.
Water – Dehydration can lead to a whole slew of problems and it is easy to get dehydrated quickly without realizing it when out on the water.We need water to perform optimally so don’t forgot your water bottle.
I love stopping midway for some good snacks. They aren’t always critical but they are always nice to have along for the ride.
Sunscreen – The sun reflecting off the water can be hazardous for your skin.Sunburns can happen quickly and easily. Lather up the sunscreen and keep extra with you as well.