A stand-up paddleboard (SUP) combines paddling with surfing. It gives you a fresh perspective, lets you look right down into the water, and feels like you’re walking on the surface. The upright position provides a full body workout, while the width of the board makes it is easy to balance.
Planing hulls have a similar shape to a surfboard: flat and wide with a blunt or rounded nose. This shape rides on top of the water and works well in both flat-water and in more choppy conditions. They feel stable and are a good choice for beginner paddlers.
Displacement hulls have a pointed nose designed to slice through water efficiently when touring or racing. They tend to be longer and narrower than planning hulls, and although they are fast, they are less stable and more prone to tipping, so are best for advanced riders.