About us

Our founder, David De Haan, reviewing a paddle board.

We are here to help you have a great time on the water

Paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, but for beginners it isn’t always easy to get started.

What are the right SUP techniques? How do you stay safe, SUP is after all a water sport? Is paddle boarding suitable for your kids? What paddle board should you get? Rigid, or inflatable? And how about related gear? Etc etc.

Since our start in 2016 we have helped hundreds of thousands of beginning paddle boarders find answers to these and other questions.

We hope that you’ll find our website useful as well. If you have any questions, or want to get involved in any way, send us a message or contact us on Facebook.

Word from our founder

Hi, I’m David De Haan and I’m the owner of this website. I love being on and near the water. Even as a kid I was always fishing, boating, building rafts, and a bit later, kayaking, windsurfing, or sailing.

I love the serenity of stand up paddle boarding. No matter how stressful my week has been, exploring a local lake or canal on one of my SUP boards helps me recuperate.

Contrary to sailing or windsurfing you’re not dependent upon the wind, and since you’re higher above the water compared to kayaking you can see more of the wildlife around you.

Happy paddle boarding, David

How we work

We are an international team of outdoor enthusiasts from the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia. In addition to our own paddle board experience we do a lot of research and talk with manufacturers, paddle board instructors and SUP users so that we can provide you with the best information.

For our product reviews we use our own field testing and the experiences and reviews of actual users to determine our choice and rating of the best products. Our aim is to provide you with the best information about the products, their benefits as well as their potential downfalls.