How to choose the right support plate?

Are you considering getting aboard soon? There are obviously several technical points to consider so that you can make an informed decision. Consider for example:

Your weight and height

  • Your SUP experience (walking on the lake, yoga/fitness, long-distance, surfing, taking kids, etc.)
  • your water type (rough, calm, wavy, etc.)


Transportation/Tourism (Tourism)

Users (just you, your kids, your friends, etc.)

Therefore, we have decided to simplify your task by providing advice on purchasing paras sup lauta.

What is the right volume? Weight and height?

Your weight is a very important consideration when buying planks to ensure you get the ideal flotation. The greater the weight fixed to the board, the larger the volume of the board.

In order to assess the necessary volume, one of the rules that exist in the industry is the following: For beginners using the plank in walking mode, it takes (+/-) 1 liter of volume in return for 1 pound attached to the plank. Example: A 180 lb man needs a plank of at least 180 liters.

Tip: If you plan to share your surfboard with family, friends, or if you want to carry things over the water, it is also important to consider the weight of the riders (family, friends, children, dogs, luggage, etc.). )

You should remember:

Width: Width is similar to stability. On the other hand, a thin board would be like running, but obviously, a lot of stability!

Volume: The volume of the board (in liters) corresponds to the buoyancy of the board. In other words, the higher the “liter” (eg: 200 liters or more), the more the board will float. On the other hand, the lower the volume (eg: 100 liters and -), the less the board floats, and even some advanced Paddleboards are almost completely submerged in wave waiting mode.

At sea!

Do you want to sail on a small windy lake, or on a windy sea? Do you like to ride long distances to get there, or do you like to “climb” at sunset? This is an important question and it is important to consider the size (volume) of the board. If you are planning to sail on a lake, take the time to learn about the lake: distance, wind speed, and more! If the pool is large, the road you want to travel is long, and the wind is strong, you prefer a tourist-type board such as blue or green Kazuzu.

Go down the river!

Is the water level of your coveted river deep or shallow? Is there a lot of currents or is it pretty quiet?

If the water is shallow and there are lots of rocks, buying an inflatable board is the best idea. It is wise to consider boards whose specifications allow for excellent stability and buoyancy on the water. For example, Kanoa would be a great choice for rafting.

The sea has waves without waves!

Do you dream of SUP surfing the waves of the East Coast or even the waves of the Pacific Ocean? Depending on your level of expertise, you have two options:

Shorter paddles will allow you to take advantage of calmer cruising-type conditions. Let’s think about Eska, Akoya and Hana.

SUP boards can make you more agile in the waves but are difficult to use with larger size boards in calm water. Take on a huge challenge based on your progress.

What kind of board?

Our online store offers different categories of surfboards to maximize your water experience. 

“Allround/Mixed” (9” to 10”):

These boards, which we call “hybrids,” allow you to paddle on the lake in peace as well as SUP surf. Let’s think about Eska, Akoya and Hana, which are excellent boards for smaller people (-150 lbs) as well as teens and kids. To choosing your board, it’s important to make sure the SUP is the right size for your body weight.

The water? where do you want to do

You need to ask yourself, “In what area or water do I usually use the board?” In what area can you use your scheme using the 80/20 rule of 80% of the time?


“Racing” style boards are definitely faster but are less stable and less maneuverable due to their cramped construction. On the other hand, being able to glide fast on the water is a real treat. Race 14′ is perfect for training and racing.

SUP Surf (7’7 to 8’4):

Shorter and designed for SUP surfing, these boards have a “shape” that allows you to be more aggressive in the waves. With their sharper shape and more pronounced sticks, surf SUPs are generally less wide (and therefore less stable), float less (less bulky), but are easy to maneuver in the waves. They can also be used in young children.

Back to top button