Skinfox SUP Boards - First-class standup paddleboards for beginners and professionals
A Skinfox SUP board offers paddling experienced as well as newcomers to the sport the best conditions for unforgettable experiences in stand-up paddling. Would you like to find out more about stand-up paddling or just look at the latest boards - you have come to the right place at Skinfox. Beginners in particular often do not know which board is right for them. If the right SUP board is not chosen, stand-up paddling quickly ends in frustration. So that this doesn't happen and the fun factor remains high, you will find useful information on the properties of the different boards here. To make it easier for you to choose your new sports equipment, we also present the current Skinfox paddleboard models.
Standup paddling with Skinfox boards - movement on the water in a trendy design
Stand-up paddling (or SUP for short) is trendy. Whether as leisure fun for the whole family or as a water sport with ambition - stand-up paddling is also becoming increasingly popular in Europe. In this easy-to-learn sport, you stand up on a stable board and move through the water with the help of a paddle. Alone, as a couple, in a group of three or with a dog - the large boards from Skinfox offer comfort and safety for every activity.
But stand-up paddling will not only inspire you as a pure leisure activity. The sport has numerous advantages. Moving around on the stand-up paddle boards is considered a full-body workout and uses every muscle in your body in a gentle way. By constantly balancing on the SUP boards you activate the deep muscles, so stand-up paddling is suitable for strengthening the back and improving posture. The livelier the water, the more balance is necessary. You can start stand-up paddling at any age. How hard you use your paddle and push your board forward is up to you. From slow gliding to a rapid ride to surfing, everything is possible. The SUP boards from Skinfox support your ambitions optimally.
There are only guesses as to how standup paddling came about. The origin of the sport is probably in Polynesia, where the fishermen stand in their canoes and paddle along the coast. From Asia we know the bamboo rafts, which are also moved while standing and with a paddle. However, the modern sport was not established in Hawaii until the 1960s. Initially, surf instructors used paddleboards to keep an eye on and take photos of their surf students. The Hawaiian surfers Kalama and Hamilton later developed the method further: Stand-up paddling became surf training for days without waves. It has now become a popular cross-training method for other athletes as well.
Whether sea, lake, river or stream - in principle any body of water is suitable for stand-up paddling. All you need is a SUP board and your love for water. In the next section you will find out what types of paddleboards there are and how you can find out which model is right for you.
Standup paddleboards - types and models: which board for which purpose?
In general, you can choose between inflatable boards (inflatable or iSUP boards) or hardboards for SUP boards. Since a SUP paddleboard is between two and four meters long, the inflatable boards offer you clear advantages during transport. The latest models are just as rigid and firm as the hardboards due to the material properties and pressure conditions. Long tours with the family are just as possible with them as sporty races or surfing. They convince with slim weights of less than ten kilograms and a carrying capacity of 150 to 200 kilograms. A family outing for three with a tent and backpack is also possible. Anti-slip deck, holding devices, luggage net and the option of attaching a kayak seat make the new Skinfox boards complete. Aluminum or carbon paddles, pump and leash can be selected separately.
Touring, racing, cruising or surfing - the characteristics of stand-up paddle boards
If you want to buy a SUP board, you should know the characteristics of the boards so that you can choose the right standup paddleboard for your purpose. In stand-up paddling there are different disciplines that determine the construction of the boards. All-round boards are suitable for several disciplines and are often used by beginners or by occasional stand-up paddlers who want to get to know all sides of the sport. Skinfox also offers stand-up boards that are versatile. There are also boards for ambitious racing paddlers or surfers in the program.
Touring SUP boards
Touring SUP boards have to keep up over long distances. Their design is often slimmer and longer than leisure or all-round boards. The focus is on perfect gliding over long distances. In addition, good maneuverability is essential, which is achieved by the slightly more pointed front end of the boards. The boards should offer you enough space for your luggage. They perform best in shallow and calm waters.
Racing SUP boards
The racing SUP boards are designed for speed. Ease and maneuverability are their basic characteristics. Racing boards are narrower than the touring boards with a very pointed front end. The back part of the board is also often narrower than on other SUP boards. As a result, they lose a little of their stability. You should therefore have a good balance for these boards. Racing boards can in principle be ridden on all waters.
Cruising SUP boards
If you want to "cruise" for a few hours on a lake or river or along your favorite coast, the cruising SUP boards are ideal. All-round boards are also suitable for this purpose. Such stand-up paddle boards convince with stability and comfort. They are wide and have rounded and wide ends. A deck pad that runs over the entire surface invites you to exercise on the water or to sunbathe.
Surfing SUP boards
Boards for SUP surfing are made for surfers and are among the smallest of the boards. They are even shorter and narrower than the racing boards. However, there are also differences here in order to do justice to the surfer's height, weight and level of knowledge. The number of fins determines the stability in the surf.
Beginners or professionals - the right SUP board for your water sports experience
Beginners in SUP paddling who still have to familiarize themselves with the sport are best advised to use a beginner SUP board or an all-round board. The description of the boards usually gives information about whether they are suitable for beginners. For newcomers to the paddleboard sport, there are also complete sets that contain everything you need for your first excursion on the water. Beginner boards are robust and are well balanced in the water, so that you can quickly experience success. Make sure that your board is thick enough so that it has enough lift.
If you have gained a little experience and finally decided where your trip in standup paddling should go, you can devote yourself to the special boards. Experienced paddlers who have got used to balancing on the water are usually looking for a board that is more manoeuvrable and gets them ahead faster. For paddlers who tend in the sporty direction and want to use their board not only for relaxing leisure paddling, thinner and narrower boards make sense, which offer more flexibility on the water. More sporty boards are less stable and your leg muscles are stressed significantly more.
The following sections introduce you to the Skinfox paddleboards. At Skinfox, professionals and beginners will find the optimal equipment for the paddling experience. Regardless of whether the basic accessories are already available or you are new to water sports. At Skinfox you can put your equipment together as you need it.
The Skinfox SUP boards: combination of sportiness and elegant design
The inflatable SUP boards from Skinfox offer you sportiness, elegance and stability. Due to the latest 4-Tech L-Core technology and the double-walled drop stitch processing, they are comparable to hardboards in terms of robustness and rigidity. In addition, the Skinfox boards are extremely lightweight. All boards are available as aluminum or carbon sets. Appropriate equipment can be selected as required. With the Skinfox boards, you also have the option of converting your board into a kayak if you want to glide while sitting on longer distances. A kayak seat and foot bar make it possible. The Skinfox paddleboards are available for beginners and professionals. At Skinfox you will find the right SUP board for every body of water.
The Skinfox Turtle SUP Board is an all-round board. It is suitable for beginners and can be purchased as a complete set with a carbon paddle, backpack, leash, pump and repair utensils. The light board carries a maximum weight of 185 kilograms and offers enough space on deck for leisurely excursions. The Turtle Board is characterized by high stability and directional stability.
The Skinfox Whale is a touring board that is a joy for beginners and advanced riders. With a length of almost four meters and the high volume of 410 liters, it is an extremely comfortable board with high buoyancy that can be loaded with up to 200 kilograms. It is suitable for longer tours with several people or a dog on calm waters. Stability, robustness and load capacity are the advantages of the Skinfox Whale.
Skinfox Marlin Grand Touring
At over four meters, the Skinfox Marlin Grand Touring Board is the longest board in the Skinfox SUP board family. It is designed for long distance touring and is an excellent board for trips with two to three people. The load capacity here is even over 200 kilograms. It is narrower than the Turtle and the Whale with a tapered front end, which allows it to glide quickly and easily through the water.
The Skinfox Seahorse SUP Board is the smallest among the Skinfox boards because it is a little narrower than the Turtle. This board offers excellent maneuverability and high stability. The sporty and agile board is suitable for advanced riders who are sometimes out and about on rough waters and want to try out surfing. The EVA deck pad available on all Skinfox boards offers you a secure hold.
If you want to buy a Skinfox board, you can find all models at https://skinfox.com/de/sup-boards. In addition to the descriptions of the boards, you can look at reviews and Skinfox accessories. Skinfox offers the possibility to reserve the SUP boards, as only a certain number of paddleboards are produced per year.