Stand Up Paddle Boards For Sale

If you are looking for stand up paddle boards for sale in todays market it can be very tricky and in some cases misleading. There are so many different types of paddle boards out there now and there are so many new “pop-up” companies flooding the market with sub-par boards. So how do you find a good board at a reasonable price?

When we first started selling paddle boards, the most common question we were asked was,”What is a Paddleboard”? Now it is hard to drive through any town with out seeing a sign that says, “Stand Up Paddle Boards for sale.” If you are new to the sport and looking to buy a stand up paddle board, you may think that all paddle boards are the same and you just need to find a good price on one. Unfortunately, its not that easy to find quality stand up paddle boards for sale at a fair or reasonable price. In the surfboard industry, at the most basic level, there are two main types of board constructions; polyester resin on polyurethane foam or epoxy resin on E.P.S. foam. EPS resin is lighter, more durable and ages better than polyester resin and E.P.S. foam is less susceptible to water damage and is made with far less toxic materials than polyurethane foam. For the most part, you can assume that an Epoxy/EPS board is superior to a polyester/polyurethane board. However, there are many different types of Epoxy and many different types of polystyrene foam. I have done ding repairs on SUP boards that are made with the cheapest, most brittle foam I have ever seen. Unfortunately, many new “pop-up” companies advertise boards that are made with epoxy resin and EPS foam and the customer thinks that all epoxy resin and EPS foam are the same. So how do you buys quality stand up paddle board at a fair or reasonable price?

There are a couple of things that you can do to protect your self from buying a stand up paddle board that will only last you a couple months or a single season. First, look at how long a company has been making board. If a company is making boards with cheap unreliable materials they will probably not be around for to long. If they have been around for more than a few years they are probably making good boards. Second, if you know someone who has been surfing for a long time or is familiar with board construction, bring them with you to check out the board or ask them to go to the companies website and take a look. To the untrained eye, it is very hard to tell the difference between good or bad materials. If you bring someone knowledgeable with you, take out the vent plug and see if you can get a look at the foam, look for air in the fiberglass or anything that shows signs of poor craftsmanship. Third, call and ask to talk to someone in charge. A lot of times it is very easy to get a feeling that someone or something isn’t right. I once called an Stand UP Paddleboard company and asked them what type of glass layup they have on their boards and the response was,”I’m not sure, what should it be?” Sadly, this was the owner of the company I was speaking with. Lastly, get on the board. The only way to know if a board is right for you is to actually get on it and see how it feels to you.

There are many great companies out there making great boards. I hope that something you read in this blog post will help you identify between the good stand up paddle boards for sale and the bad stand up paddle boards for sale.

What is paddleboarding?

Paddleboarding is a sport that has really taken off into a main street sport in the last 10 years.

Even three years ago, people would come into the shop daily and ask, “What is paddleboarding?” There are many different types of SUP’s or Stand Up Paddle Boards that are designed for many different uses. Today people all around the world are doing all types of things on Paddle boards. I have seen paddle boarders fishing, surfing, touring, spearfishing, lobstering, wake surfing, doing Yoga, racing and even taking on white water rapids.

Paddleboarding has an appeal that is backed by the relaxing nature of the sport. People can get a great full-body workout while enjoying a relaxing, leisurely cruise on the water. Paddleboarding originated as an ancient Hawaiin sport and is now becoming a familiar word all over the world. People are paddleboarding everywhere from Egypt to Alaska these days. Because the boards are easy to transport, can be used on almost any body water and are far more affordable than alternative means of water recreation, the sport has a very large audience and continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Another factor that has helped the growth of paddleboarding is the quick learning curve. Paddle boarding can be done by people of almost any size and skill level. There is a very minimal level of balance and skill required as long as you are on the RIGHT BOARD. We offer beautiful, ultra-light weight, very durable, high end, wood paddle boards hand shaped with unsurpassed craftsmanship at an affordable price, directly to the public. Most boards are considered to be either flat water boards, race boards or surfing paddleboards, our boards are hybrid boards. On our boards we want everyone to have the ability to cruise the flat water on an evening cruise, surf an incoming swell or compete in a local race all on the same board.

Aric Almirola picks up his new 12′ Jason Ryan

Aric Almirola visited the shop this week to pick up his new 12′ Jason Ryan paddleboard. Aric is in town for the Nationwide Series race at the Daytona International Speedway this Friday night.

View our selection of Stand Up Paddleboards and stop by our shop in Downtown Daytona Beach. We are located at 206 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL and open from 10am till 6pm weekdays and also on Saturdays.

Tour Participants Witness Rare Birth

A Three Brothers Boards paddleboard tour made the news when participants were able to witness a manatee give birth to two calves in the Halifax River around City Island in Daytona Beach on Friday, April 22, 2011. The rare event was captured on video by tour guide Austin Marvin, of Three Brothers Boards in Daytona Beach, FL. The paddleboarders heard the water moving and saw a manatee surface, a red patch of water, and then another baby calve appear. A few short moments later an additional baby manatee appeared at the surface and took a breath of air.