The Paddleboard Bible: The complete guide to stand-up paddleboarding (Paperback)

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Stand-up paddleboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world for a reason. This paddleboard adventure guide gives you everything you need to know to get up and get SUPping.

With only a little knowledge and practice, pretty much anyone can get up and get moving on a paddleboard, and then there's no limit to where SUP can take you. This complete guide gives you everything you need to know to get started, and much more besides.

All the basics are here, from fundamental equipment (a guide to boards, including bargain-priced inflatables, as well as paddles, clothing and simple safety gear) to essential techniques (getting on, getting moving and, just as importantly, landing and getting off). Along with challenges and games to play with your new paddleboarding buddies, the book explores places to go and things to see, from rivers and canals to coastlines and travel further afield. The book also explains all the important stuff you might need to understand about weather, tides, waves and currents.

However, The Paddleboard Bible then goes much further. It will take you on paddleboard adventures, from night paddles (showing you the world from the water in a way you've probably never seen it before) to wildlife-spotting safaris and unique photography opportunities; it even reveals the benefits of fishing from a paddleboard. And it's not all gentle stuff--for adrenaline junkies there is SUP surfing, riding white water rapids and for the more competitive types, SUP racing. SUP is also great for fitness (you haven't done yoga until you've done SUP yoga) and it's a fantastic way to meet new people, join groups, go to events and go on unique tours.

Whether you're curious about trying out SUP one afternoon, want to dive into it as a new hobby or really get involved in the scene and the lifestyle, then The Paddleboard Bible is the one-stop book that covers everything you need to know about the most accessible and inexpensive paddlesport.

About the Author


Dave Price is a certified SUP instructor at Easyriders, one of the UK's leading watersports centres, as well as The Watersports Academy, home of stand-up paddleboarding on the south coast. As well as teaching beginners, he also leads SUP expeditions, and his wildlife tours are especially popular. He has been featured in the Guardian's Weekend magazine for his SUP activities.

Praise For…


“All you need to know about paddleboarding, from the basics of getting up and moving to finding the best spots for wild adventures.” —National Geographic

“Covers the basics and know-how to get you started. You'll be planning adventures with family and friends on the water in no time.” —The Sunday Telegraph

“Superbly illustrated and well explained advice regarding all things paddleboarding. A hugely worthwhile read with all the tips and hints you need to get on your board to enjoy it whilst feeling safe.” —Glasgow Paddleboarders Co

The Paddleboard Bible...is a complete guide to SUP, covering the basics such as equipment, technique and safety - and it enthusiastically explains why paddleboarding is an excellent sport for everyone.” —Psychologies

“For information on stand-up paddleboarding, including techniques, equipment, planning tours (including night paddling and wildlife), and a wonderful section on fun board games and challenges, look no further than the excellent Paddleboard Bible.” —Practical Boat Owner magazine

“Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP for short) is a way of getting on the water that's been gaining popularity recently, including on canals - and this book written by a paddleboard instructor covers every aspect of it.” —Canal Boat

“The perfect entry point.” —Waterways World

“A companionable guide to a sport that's becoming a lifestyle.” —Yachting Monthly

"Superbly illustrated and packed full of well-explained advice. At 225 pages, this is a meaty book and will make an ideal gift for any water sports enthusiast." —Towpath Talk

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472981479
ISBN-10: 1472981472
Publisher: Adlard Coles
Publication Date: May 18th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English