The US style fin box is probably the most common style of fin box. It certainly is amongst stand up paddle boards, windsurfers and long boards. Now as inflatable stand up paddle boards are gaining traction in the market place as a brilliant alternative to massive SUPs that are hard to transport and store, we found this little video by Green Water Sports about how to install and remove your US box style fin. Check it out, it’s a super easy process.
Fishing from a stand up inflatable paddle board is really very clever. Being able to roll up your equipment and carry it/drive it/sail it into remote locations or stow in the trunk of your hatchback or below decks in your ocean going yacht or lake motor boat, opens up a world of new paddling and fishing locations. But, what if a hook punctures your board? Well, unless you are fishing for 10ft great whites, I wouldn’t worry about hooks piercing your board. A filleting knife perhaps, so you might want to leave that until you are back on a land!
The inflatable stand up paddle board by industry renowned Red Paddle Co the 10’8″ Mega is especially suited to fishing of all sorts. 10’8″ long and 36″ wide, it is very stable, with plenty of room to move, swing and pull your catch aboard. It also has 4 tie down points where you can attach a chest or tackle box etc. If you are new to paddle boarding and need a full kit, it is also available here as a board, paddle and free leash package.
Paddle boarding on an inflatable SUP is identical to paddle boarding on a regular, hard or rigid stand up paddle board. Inflatable paddle boards even come with extra bonuses a hard board can’t offer. They are:
- User friendly and kid friendly rails and deck.
- Comfortable footing and deck grip with a natural suspension of the board.
- And we haven’t even mentioned the awesome portability of a board that rolls up into a back pack and can be thrown in the trunk of even the smallest cars!
Green Water Sports has some great tutorials about the basics of stand up paddle (SUP) boarding. It is worthwhile checking them out for pretty much every step along the way to get you on the water SUP paddling happily and safely. The general theory is “if you can stand up from a sitting position on the floor, you can stand up and paddle around on a stand up paddle board!” It’s that simple.
The videos in the tutorial articles at Green Water Sports feature the Red Paddle Co inflatable SUPs which are the leading inflatable SUP boards on the market.
If you’ve ever wondered why SUP is so popular, and why it is so healthy for you, you should check out the article about “why is paddle boarding is so good for you?”
Read the articles, follow the tutorial videos, take a close up look at one of the Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP paddle boards, and we’ll see you out there on the water! Good luck!