Stand up Paddling: The you should consider when buying a Sup

Alone, together, with the dog, Standing or kneeling – Stand up Paddler, you can see this summer on pretty much every body of water around the sail.

No wonder, after all the trips, and not to make the Board just a lot of fun, they are also ideal as a gentle workout for the whole body.

The right SUP Board

But, no matter, whether you are a professional or a shaky novice who should pay attention would like to purchase a private Board, some of the important things.

“A Stand-up Paddleboard is a piece of sports equipment. So there are different sizes and, of course, Boards for beginners or Advanced,” says Michael Rann by TÜV Süd.

Prior to the purchase should therefore be clarified first of all, for whom the Board purchased will be: adults, children, beginners or experienced water sports enthusiasts – decide the length, Wide and model.

Safety on the water

As with any Sport, the safety aspect plays an important role. Therefore, TÜV Süd recommends SUPs with two air chambers which can be individually ventilated.

A second air chamber especially makes sense if you don’t want to stay near the shore. Because if in the middle go on the lake, an air chamber is broken, can paddlers Standing still on the second save, which keeps you above water.

In addition, you should make sure that the permissible total weight is not exceeded. A high number of persons on Board not only reduces the security, but will stress the Material in addition.

In order not to lose, when suddenly a strong Wind the Board should have a leash, the Board is also a security, which is firmly anchored to the Board.

Wearing comfort and SUP Boards is important

From the car or the apartment to the water often, longer paths need to be laid back – the comfort can be crucial.

Some SUP Boards are equipped with special lifting and carrying devices which facilitate the Transport considerably.

Water sports enthusiasts should also consider the Position of the valves. Important: you must be easily accessible, must not interfere with the Seats, and their fasteners should be connected with the body.

In addition, the TÜV recommends that when buying a look at the use and operating to throw instructions.

The Board should make during a Tour limp, can not provide a Repair kit velvet-to-understand instructions to ensure that the fun falls into the water.


  • TÜV SÜD (2020): to glide With the SUP over the water, retrieved on 27.06.2020:

Cornelia Bertram, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

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