20 Reasons Why All Whitewater Kayakers Should Try Inflatable SUP

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Why all whitewater kayakers should try inflatable SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) on whitewater:

  • Improves your balance
  • Improves your paddle strokes
  • Easier to travel with than a kayak
  • Fits in your car boot
  • Different point of view of the rapids
  • Easier to see where you are going and pick the correct lines
  • Makes your local grade 2 / 3 river run fun again
  • Easy to hike with
  • Closer to surfing
  • Easy to get on and off
  • Quick to get on a rock for when you are doing safety with a throw bag
  • Quick to get back on from a rock
  • No spraydeck to fumble with
  • No sore feet and back
  • Great exercise
  • It looks cool
  • You already have a lot of the kit needed
  • You already know river safety
  • You can already read rapids
  • It is a related, but new skill set you will develop
  • It pushes your skill level even on easy whitewater
  • You can take your dog along
  • It is a fast growing sport

Ok, so if you counted there is 23 reasons, but 20 sounded better for the heading. Enjoy.