Stand Up Paddleboarding has arrived in the Fox Valley of Illinois. Alpine Accessories in Lake in the Hills Illinois just received it’s first shipment of paddleboards. Brands carried include Bic, Doyle, Shubu and Boardworks.
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a fun, easy way to play on the water. With a minimum of equipment, you can enjoy anything from ocean surf to lakes and rivers. SUP is the ultimate experience for people of all ages to enjoy almost any body of water.
A main reason for the popularity of SUP? It’s easy to learn yet can be challenging. Normally within one hour, you can
become comfortable on your board. SUP is very popular with women because they have a lower center of gravity. Women are more often skilled at paddleboarding than men.
Even though SUP is easy to learn, it’s also challenging. You can take a leisurely cruise around the lake, ride the waves or race. SUP allows you to get on the water nearly every day of the year.
Paddleboards look like surf boards but are longer and wider for floatation and stability. Boards come in different sizes and are sized by your weight. The heavier you are, the longer the board. Boards come in different shapes, designs and construction and depend on your use. Even though boards are long, they are light weight and only weigh around 35 lbs. so they are easy to carry.
So if you live in McHenry County or Northern Illinois area near Crystal Lake, Cary, Algonquin, Carpentersville, Dundee or Elgin, stand up paddleboarding is just minutes away.