20 mile hike with inflatable paddleboards has huge rewards! | Tahoe SUP

20 mile hike with inflatable paddleboards has huge rewards!

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The fastest growing watersport in the world, Standup Paddleboading, is changing the way people see the world.  Paddle boards have become the new vehicle for exploring oceans, rivers and lakes.  SUP boards can be found everywhere people recreate on the water and has become a staple in many peoples lifestyle.

Inflatable paddleboards have now changed the game.  With new technology that increases the rigidness of the boards by allowing a higher psi, our inflatables are the go to board for adventurers hitting the road.  There no longer has to be a sacrifice of the level of performance between a composite (hard) board and an inflatable like our Alpine Explorer. Our patented TruTrack™ fin system creates a perfect touring board experience, keeping the board on course without wandering like other standard inflatables on the market.

See a whole new world

In addition to the ease and portability of these boards, it is amazing what areas are now accessible for paddling!  Many of our ambassadors are blazing new trails around the world and in their own backyards due to the durable and worry free travel possibilities.  The boards all come with their own travel backpack with wheels, pump and fins.  Add a collapsable 2 or 3 piece paddle and the options are endless.

Ambassadors Courtney and John have been logging plenty of miles with their 12′ Alpine Explorer inflatables. Hiking into lakes and rivers that may have never been paddled before is kinda their specialty.  A recent adventure took them on a 20 mile hike with the boards to Havasu Falls in Arizona. Once they received permits for access, they set off to capture some truly remarkable images of the falls.

From their blog

If you could paddle anywhere in the world, regardless of access, where would it be?

This is the question that fuels Johnny and I to explore waters not often graced by SUP boards. This past weekend we had permits to access the Confluence of the Colorado, a 36 Mile round-trip hike just past the Havasupia Indian Reservation, with 40lb inflatable SUP boards on our backs.

While weather didn’t allow us to get all the way to the confluence this trip, We did enjoy 30 Miles of pure blue oasis in Havasu. For those not familiar, Havasu Falls, is a river in Arizona, that is remarkably known for it’s blue tint (via lime minerals). That’s right, the water truly looks this color, no photoshop or filters!

Some crucial advice they included for this trip:

Although these pictures are beautiful, we do not recommend hiking inflatables into this canyon, it is very dangerous, and there are not many places to actually SUP. If you do please make sure to be respectful, and seek permission from the tribe before brining into the reservation. Remember it’s a 20 mile hike to the first waterfall.

more pics from the blog

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