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Smart people learn from their SUP foil mistakes; even smarter people learn from the SUP foil mistakes of others.   We’re strong believers of that concept when it comes to learning how to SUP foil. Some things you just have to learn for yourself, like muscle memory, balance...

How to choose the right SUP? Start with the category and then find the board. Much like buying a new car, if you’re in the market for a stand-up paddleboard, the first thing you need to decide is what general type of board you’re looking for....

Choose the right SUP for surfing. This may sound obvious, but if you want a SUP that can perform well in the waves, you want a wave-specific SUP. It’s not to say an open-water/recreation SUP can’t surf waves (they can, we’ve done it), it’s just more...

NOTE: Ideally the best first step to learning to SUP foil surfing is behind a boat. A boat or jet ski is like having a ski lift. Imagine learning to snowboard or ski by hiking up a mountain; it is doable, but it would be...

Eliminate SUP Foiling Fear.  Follow these five tips and you’ll be SUP foiling in no time.  If you’re just getting started with SUP foiling, we have some great news for you: It’s not nearly as intimidating as may think, and it’s a lot safer than you’ve probably...

SUP hydrofoil maintenance tips If you’ve clicked through to this blog, we’ve got a pretty good idea that you know what’s coming. In short: SUP hydrofoil maintenance  IS IMPORTANT. That’s it! Just like a bike chain needs lube and your skis need a regular tune, your foil...

Should you use footstraps for Sup foiling?   It’s a new question in Sup foiling: To strap or not to strap. In foiling’s early days, pioneers like Laird Hamilton were fully committed. They strapped themselves to their boards with snowboarding boots and towed into freight-train sized waves that few...

Slingshot Crossbreed inflatable earns highest rating from SUP Connect Magazine Spring is always an exciting time at Slingshot headquarters. With the change in seasons, we celebrate the return of our favorite sports. Winter is anything but boring in a place like Hood River, but it’s always...

Stand-up paddleboarding seemingly burst on the outdoor scene just a few years ago, but suddenly everyone you know has one. Whether paddling around the lake, surfing all kinds of waves, and even navigating whitewater, paddleboarders are everywhere. There’s a good reason for it. Learning to...