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How To Repair your Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard

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In this video, we’re going to talk about how to repair your inflatable stand up paddle board. Our iSUPS are extremely durable, however we do include a repair kit with every board in the unlikely event that you do get a puncture. Your repair kit comes with 2 rectangular PVC patches and a valve wrench. Note that we do not include the glue with the repair kit due to HAZMAT shipping restrictions, so you’ll have to purchase the glue separately. We recommend Clifton Urethane Adhesive or Stabond, (or AquaSeal) but any vinyl adhesive will do. Whichever one you use, be sure to carefully read and follow the instructions on the type of glue you’re using.

If your board is losing air, the first thing you should do is take the included valve wrench in your repair kit and tighten down your valve. The valve sits inside of a seat and when you tighten it with the valve wrench, this makes sure it’s properly seated and that no air is leaking from around the valve. If that doesn’t solve the problem, the next step is to locate the leak.

If your board is fully inflated, you might be able to hear it, but if not, you want to take some soapy water and spray it around the board in the areas where you suspect the leak. The soapy water will bubble in the areas where there is a leak. Once you’ve identified from where your board is leaking, you want to wipe it dry and mark the area.

For the full article and process, head to this article: How To Repair your Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard on Green Water Sports.

A look inside Red Paddle Co International HQ

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The guys from SUPboarder have taken us on an in depth tour of Red Paddle Co’s global head quarters. Green Water Sports has added some time stamps below to follow alongside. Leading the tour was none other than the CEO of Red, John Hibbard. His thoughts, insight and clarity for the brand’s purpose and goals give you a clear indication why Red Paddle Co has been so successful.

It’s a long one, but well worth the watch. Moments of note:

3:30 The new flat bungee system explained
4:30 The new Titan 2 Pump explained
10:30 The new V-Hull design for the Voyager models
22:30 Marketing team outlines the brand story and education around SUP
29:35 Discussion on Red Paddle Co’s pricing
32:09 Rare sighting of a wild George Shillito
33:41 The Red design process
36:19 Discussion on double chamber inflatable paddle boards and 0% Red Paddle Co board failure rate
43:10 Red’s eco friendly design, product life span, circular design

Check out the Red Paddle Co video at Green Water Sports: A look inside Red Paddle Co International HQ

How to paddle straight on my stand up paddle board

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Green Water Sports and SUPBoarder bring us a handy video and article about paddling straight. Have you ever zigged and zagged your stand up paddle board on the lake thinking there has to be a better way to paddle? Paddling straight involves many factors, including: board shape, water conditions, paddle length, your height, paddle blade shape, just to name a few. However, it is paddling technique that is the biggest factor. Beau Nixon from SUPboarder talks us through a few technique tips for straighter paddling.

Paddling in a straight line not only improves your efficiency on the paddleboard, but it also helps you to gain confidence so you can better understand the conditions around you and improve your overall paddling technique. Paddling in a straight line is also referred to as tracking, so we may mention this throughout. Now there are a number of reasons why we can’t paddle straight, so let’s get into it.

To keep reading this article, visit Green Water Sports at: How to paddle straight on my stand up paddle board

How To Get Back On Your Stand Up Paddle Board

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Panic stations! Are you worried about falling off your SUP and not being able to get back on? Getting back on your inflatable stand up paddle board from the water can be challenging, so here are a couple of easy tips on how to get back on your SUP inflatable board.

Firstly, approach your board from the side and use the carry handle or strap to pull your upper body onto the board. Once your upper body is completely on the deck of the board, kick your feet and rotate the rest of your body up and onto the board. Now you can resume paddling from the kneeling position. If you’ve dropped your paddle, you can simply lay down and prone paddle with your arms to retrieve your paddle back.

For the rest of the article and for more tips, take a look at the article on Green Water Sports here: How To Get Back On Your SUP Inflatable Board

5 Things You Can Only Do With an Inflatable Paddle board

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Courtesy of Green Water Sports we have the top 5 things you can only do with inflatable paddle boards. Wherever you like to paddle, however you like to paddle and whomever you like to paddle with, inflatable stand up paddle boards really are the most diverse choice. They also have extensive lists of perks over their hardboard counterparts so to help you finalize your decision, here are our top 5 things you can only do with an inflatable paddleboard.

Explore Further Afield

The adventures really don’t ever have to stop with inflatable paddleboards. As iSUPS are inflatable, once deflated, they pack down small into their accompanying carry bag. This efficient pack down makes them easy to transport by car, public transport and even by plane, without the oversize baggage fees. The useful carry bag also makes those before limited access spots now accessible, giving the opportunity to explore further afield. Alternatively, if the location is just a short walk, you can inflate your board and carry it ready to go. As they are inflated, they are much lighter than hardboards making them easy and convenient to carry. Most also have a padded handle in the middle so you can carry in comfort. This also means for those locations where you have to frequently enter and exit the water, for example when passing through locks, you can pass through easily without the added hardboard weight.

Store Anywhere, Everywhere

Unlike solid paddleboards, iSUPS can be stored anywhere, everywhere! Once deflated, their neat pack down means you can store them in a closet, small lake house, on a small boat and even in your bedroom. If camping, it would even fit inside of your tent! In comparison, standard hardboards are around 10-12ft long, so if you don’t have a large garage or storage space, they can be tricky to store. In addition, hardboards are more fragile, so if finding the space isn’t a problem, you’ll also need it to be somewhere where it won’t get knocked or damaged.

For tips 3 through 5, head to 5 Things You Can Only Do With an Inflatable Paddleboard at Green Water Sports

The Outdoor Master Shark II Electric Inflatable SUP Pump Review

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Looking for the ultimate inflatable SUP pump? Green Water Sports have reviewed the Outdoor Master Shark 2. A pump that can effortlessly inflate your board, kayak, and any other type of high-pressure inflatable? Look no further, the Outdoor Master Shark II is a tough and versatile pump that is able to inflate paddle boards up to 20 PSI. The Shark 2 features a sleek, lightweight design, making it highly portable and a pump you’ll find yourself using for not just inflatable paddle boards, but all type of inflatable toys. Outdoor Master have created a versatile, user-friendly pump that comes with all of the features you’ll need to ensure your board is inflated to the precise PSI level, which will improve your board’s performance out on the water.

On average, you can expect a 8-15 minute inflation time. While not faster than manual pumps like the Titan 2 or Tiki Pump, you don’t have to do the work! Outdoor Master claims that this pump is so powerful that it can easily inflate up to three SUPs in a row before it needs a short break. The 20 PSI pressure capacity is just one of the reasons this model is such a best-seller.

For the rest of the in depth review by Green Water Sports, head to The Outdoor Master Shark II Electric Inflatable SUP Pump Review

Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Buy an Inflatable Paddle Board

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Over the past few years, the popularity of paddle boarding has exploded and it’s easy to understand why. Not only is it easily accessible for the masses and suited for all levels and ages of people, it is also a fun and great way to stay healthy and in shape. With this popularity, the stand up paddle board market can be a little overwhelming with various types, shapes and materials. This is why we have a simplified list from Green Water Sports which outlines the top reasons why you should buy an inflatable paddle board.


Inflatable stand up paddle boards are much lighter than their solid counterparts, making them much easier to carry and move around. This makes them ideal for paddling rivers and canals, especially if you need to pass through locks. The lighter weight also makes them more suitable for more off the beaten path locations where you would need to carry your board or lift it in and out of the water frequently. If you’re walking a longer distance, you can pack it down into it’s backpack and pump it when you reach your destination! Depending on the size and materials, inflatable paddle boards weigh between 15 to 25 pounds, whereas a standard solid paddle board weighs 30lbs upwards.

Versatile, Family Friendly, Durable…

View all the details at the full article: Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Buy an Inflatable Paddle Board, check out the article on Green Water Sports

The new 2021 Red Paddle Co RSS battens

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Courtesy of Green Water Sports, John Hibbard from Red Paddle Co walks us through the new RSS battens from 2021.

Hi guys, John Hibbard here from Red Paddle Co HQ. I’d like to introduce to you the 2021 RSS batten. First thing you’ll notice, a new color, day glow orange. This makes it much easier to find on the beach when you’re packing up at the end of a long day. You won’t lose it in the sand or in the long grass. So a great customer experience.

You’ll also notice it’s extremely durable. In fact, it’s basically unbreakable. So if it gets stood on inside the bag or on the beach, it’s not going to break. If you leave it inside your board and forget that it’s in there when you come to roll the board up, you’re not going to break or splinter the batten by mistake. You can just remove it once you’ve remembered, and carry on as normal.

It’s extremely durable. It’s also a polycarbonate material which means it’s recyclable, so it can be recycled in household recycling. But it works exactly the same as the old batten. The performance it delivers is exactly the same. It fits into the pocket and the force of the rider goes down across the thin edge.

It is slightly different when it comes to being put inside the board. I’m going to show you that now. So you pump the board up to about 1 or 2 PSI, same as normal, put the board on its rail. Then just put the first inch or so of the batten into the batten pocket. This is where there’s a difference in technique.

For the rest of the details, and to see how these RSS Battens are used, head to Red Paddle Co at Green Water Sports.

Review of the 2021 Red Paddle Co 10’6″ x 32″ Ride inflatable paddle board

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In this review of the 2021 Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride inflatable stand up paddle board Green Water Sports note it is a noticeable evolution over prior year models. There are several notable updates over 2020, including the new Titan 2 Pump, a twin fin system, larger deck pad and new flat bungee system. Continuing is the unmatched attention to detail, and the industry leading 5 year warranty with product registration.

MSL Fusion Technology, exclusive to Red Paddle Co, was introduced for the 2016 model year and it was a huge step up in terms of quality, durability and performance. Now, with a solid 6 years under their belt from this revolutionary change, the 2021 Red Paddle Co range updates focus on not only making the boards even better performing and easier to use, but with attention to even the smallest detail for the best possible inflatable paddle board packages.

Along side the regular (blue) 10’6″ Ride for 2021, we have the 10’6″ Ride Special Edition. This eye catching purple trimmed board was first introduced to celebrate Red Paddle Co ‘s 10th anniversary in 2018 and has stayed on as a popular alternative to the standard blue. In 2008, Red Paddle Co started out as a pioneer in the industry focusing on just inflatable stand up paddle boards, and today, they are the market leaders in terms of technology, quality and performance.

The only difference between the blue 10’6″ Ride and the purple 10’6″ Ride Special Edition is the color, the board has the same specifications and comes with the same items as the regular 10’6″ Ride. With this color difference in mind, this review is valid for both boards.

For 2021, there is also now a 10’6″ Ride Package. This is the same awesome 10’6″ Ride (in blue) coupled with the Red Paddle Co Alloy Nylon Adjustable 70-86″ 3 Piece Paddle and the Red Paddle Co Coiled Leash. A combined value of $188 for just $100.

Note: This article is a review of the 10’6″ Ride (and the 10’6″ Ride Special Edition), for more info on how to set up and use the board, please see our knowledge base area or view the Red Paddle Co User Manual.

So what exactly have they updated for 2021? What features have they changed, what details are refined, are the boards better? Should I get one, or maybe the 10’8″ Ride? In an attempt to answer these questions, let’s begin with the 2021 Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride review and videos.

Continue reading the full review at Green Water Sports: Review of the 2021 Red Paddle Co 10’6″ x 32″ Ride inflatable paddle board

5 Top Tips For Paddleboarding in Cold Weather

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For most, SUP boarding is preferred with the warmth of summer sun, but for many in the USA, it doesn’t last year round unfortunately. However, stand up paddle boarding doesn’t have to end with the summer, in fact, you can paddle year round as long as you are prepared and calculated. To keep you paddling year round, Green Water Sports have outlined their 5 top tips for paddle boarding in cold weather.

Paddle With Friends

Paddleboarding in company is suggested year round but becomes even more critical in cold weather. Whether you paddle with a partner or a group, you have extra help in the case of emergency such as equipment malfunction or even a medical emergency. More people also means more room to carry essentials such as phones, radios, first aid kits, quick repair kits, tow lines, warm clothing and water. Along with being much safer, paddling in company is also a lot more enjoyable, even if you’re looking for some quiet time. It’s always more fun to share the adventure with family or friends. However, sometimes it’s not that easy to gather a group or partner, so if you really can’t entice anyone to join you, make sure you tell someone when and where you are going and how long you expect to be. And don’t forget to call them as soon as you are back on dry land! We also recommend saving the longer and more adventurous paddles for when you have someone to accompany you.

Be Back Before Dark

Returning before dark may sound a little obvious, but as the cold weather and winter begin to set in, the days become shorter, which could easily catch anyone out. Prior to your paddle, it’s important to check what time the sun sets in your local area and aim to be on dry land at least 1 hour before. This will give you a substantial safety buffer and on those greyer days, remember you will lose the light long before sunset. This safety buffer is also important, as along with losing the light; the air temperature will also plummet. Being out on the water in the cold and dark is certainly not a scenario you will want to find yourself in.

For tips 3 though 5, head to 5 Top Tips For Paddleboarding in Cold Weather on Green Water Sports