Frequently Asked Questions About Paddle Boards

Who can stand up paddleboard?

​It’s a sport accessible to everyone. You just have to know how to swim. It only takes one session to be able to stand up on the board and know how to use the paddle to maneuver the SUP. You should wear a flotation vest for added safety.

When can you do Stand Up Paddleboarding?

​Technically , as soon as the watercourse is no longer frozen, it is possible. The pleasant sessions begin in May, sometimes with a wetsuit. From June until the end of September, the water temperature is pleasant and perfect for take a walk.

What is a paddle board (SUP)?

The paddle board, or stand-up paddle (SUP), is a wide and stable board designed for navigation in calm or rough water. It is propelled using a paddle, providing a relaxing experience of gliding on the water.

What is the difference between different types of paddle boards?

There are various types of paddle boards suitable for different activities:

  • Touring boards: designed for long distances and speed on calm waters.
  • All-around boards: versatile, ideal for beginners and general use.
  • SUP surf boards: narrower and more maneuverable for riding waves.
  • Racing boards: longer and tapered, intended for speed and competition.
  • Whitewater boards: shorter and more responsive, suitable for rapids and rough water.
  • Tandem boards: wider and more stable, designed to accommodate two people.
  • SUP-kayak boards: equipped with attachment points to attach a kayak seat, offering versatility between kayak and SUP.

What size board is best for me?

The size of the board depends on various factors such as your weight, skill level, and the type of activity you plan to do. An experienced salesperson will be able to advise you based on your specific needs. You can also try our Board Selector , a tool that we developed thanks to our many years of experience.

How do I maintain my paddle board?

It is recommended to rinse your board, paddle and accessories with fresh water after each use to remove salt, sand or any residue. Store it out of direct sunlight and be sure to store it properly according to the manufacturer's recommendations to extend its lifespan. Avoid leaving an inflated board in direct sunlight when not in use. This increases the pressure in the board.

What accessories are essential for SUP practice?

In addition to the board and paddle, other accessories are essential, such as the leash (ankle attachment), a flotation vest (obligatory in Canada), a whistle (also obligatory) and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. In addition, we recommend a waterproof bag to carry your keys, cell phone and other personal items.

What is the difference between a rigid board and an inflatable board?

Rigid boards generally offer better performance and faster gliding, while inflatable boards are more convenient for transport and storage, ideal for travel or limited storage space. Inflatable boards can also be more affordable.

Can I try a board before buying it?

Yes, we strongly encourage it! That's why we offer free rental if you buy. Obtain a discount on purchase equivalent to your rental (max 2 days of rental). Rental information

What warranty is offered on paddle boards?

Warranty varies by manufacturer and model. Usually, quality boards are covered by a limited warranty against manufacturing defects. All our boards are guaranteed between 2 years and 5 years. In addition, we take care of the warranty request for you to make your life as simple as possible.

Are there any courses or learning programs available?

In the past, we offered courses and training. Now we refer you to partners that you can find here

What are the best places to practice SUP?

SUP can be practiced on a variety of bodies of water: lakes, calm rivers, oceans or even swimming pools. Look for areas that suit your skill level and the activity you want to do. Here are our 8 favorite spots near Montreal

If you have any other specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!

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