Serving the Jersey Shore’s SUP needs.There are four general categories of Stand Up Paddleboards. These categories are based on the type of activities the board will be used for; Surfing, All-Around, Touring and Windsurfing.
1) Surfing: Surf-specific boards are generally shorter, have a narrower nose and tail and more rocker (curve). These features make the board much more maneuverable on a wave.
2) All-Around: All-Around boards are designed to perform well in all conditions. These versatile, multi-purpose boards are great first time boards because they allow you to explore all facets of the sport with only one board.
3) Touring: Touring boards are optimized for flatwater, open ocean paddling and ‘downwinders’ (going from point A to B with the wind at your back). They are typically longer than all-around boards for more speed, and often have a nose area that is pointed and shaped like a “vee” on the bottom.
4) Windsurfing: This is an option available on some all-around boards. A mast foot fitting is included on the board on the deck so that a windsurf sailing rig can be mounted, making these boards exceptionally versatile.