What kind of SUP do I need? First of all you have to ask yourself what you are going to use your SUP for and you have room to park your SUP
A hard or an inflatable SUP?
You can park and transport your SUP. A hard SUP offers more performance than an inflatable SUP Board, but it does take up some space. If you don't have that space, an inflatable SUP is a good alternative. Especially in combination with a boat or motorhome an inflatable SUP is a good choice. It is important that you inflate it well with an inflatable SUP. That really promotes the performance of the board (and it's a good warm-ip ;-)). On average between 14 and 18 PSI must be sufficient
SUP Boards from Fanatic, Naish, Vandal, Gladiator & D7
Eurofuncenter is the SUP Specialist of the Randstad and online. We have stock from major brands such as Brunotti, Fanatic & Naish. In addition to the major brands, we also have D2 and Gladiator Sup in our range, which offer a very good price / quality ratio. So we have a SUP on offer for every wallet?
What volume and size?
The volume of a board is related to the weight of the person on it. Ultimately, most SUPs will not cause any problems and volume will only really play with wavesups. They are often smaller and the less volume the better they do in the waves. But then it's harder to get up. For a nice cruiser for inland water you can almost blindly assume that the board has enough volume. With all-rounders we advise not to go too small, because it comes at the expense of stability and glide.
Which SUP Board material?
The lighter and stiffer your SUP Board, the better the performance of the board. Also pay attention to the paddle. It is sometimes forgotten. But ultimately that is what you use to go through the water. You can understand that with a lighter paddle you will last longer than with a heavier paddle. Point of attention. But the rule is the lighter the better. Unfortunately, often more expensive !!!
Which SUP Board should I have?
We can reduce the sport to 5 types of SUP (press). Below you can read what you can expect from which type of board
The name says it all. These are SUP boards made to ride the waves. Often have a recognizable surfboard shape and are provided with at least three fins. Some have 5 fins. By placing the width more to the front, the board is easier to control. Together with the narrower back, the board also retains its speed in the waves. Due to the large rocker (curvature) in the board, the board will move easily through the waves. This makes it less suitable for flat water. Of course it will, but it will not be fixed.
All-round SUP Board
All-round SUP Boards are a mix of a wave and touring SUP. They are often longer and can be used both on the flat water and in the waves. Because of its relatively flat rocker (that is, right), it is not a board with which you can conquer high waves. But nice little swell as we are used to in the Netherlands is no problem.
Touring boards are usually a bit longer (11ft plus) and often have a straight waterline and a flat rocker. This is to make them glide nicely over the water and to build a fast rom speed. Touring SUPs are often narrower, but not as narrow as a racing SUP. A touring SUP Board still offers enough comfort to make your SUP adventure successful.
Inflatable (inflatable SUP)
The success of the last years. The inflatable (inflatable) SUP Board is incredibly popular. The ease of storage and the constant development in improving the construction has ensured that these types of Stand Up Paddleboards have found their way to enthusiastic stand up paddlers. The inflatable SUP is available in various variants such as wave, touring and all-round.
Stand Up Paddle and windsurf. A great combination. Especially with the new Arrow I-Rigs, windsurfing is back with this. No wind. no problem, you will enjoy paddling. Wind-Sups are available in hard and inflatable form. The hard sups can be provided with a sword. The inflatable SUPS are equipped with an extra center fin for the course stability.
And of course there is also an umbrella organization for the hardcoor stand up paddle ... the WPA