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The future of Stand Up Paddleboarding

By Slickrock Adventures on June 14, 2016

SUP hydrofoil

Out on our Belize island we have a huge fleet of paddleboards. We have 6 downwind boards, and about 15 other SUPs out there, from boards for beginners to boards specifically for surfing. And that’s a big deal, as each board is driven down from Utah, and then taken by boat 70 miles to get to the island.

We always get the latest gear; we were the first to introduce sea kayaking to Belize back in the mid-80s, and that has continued all the way up to the most recent crazes: kitesurfing and Big SUPing. In addition to the gear for these sports, we have tons of other great gear: surfing, windsurfing, kayak fishing, surf kayaking, glass bottom kayaks, you name it.

There is a BRAND NEW sport that I imagine we are going to have to break down and get into, although it’s so new we will have to wait a bit and let the market catch up so that there are affordable, bomb-proof options to purchase, which could take a year. If you are a past guest and planning to come back, or someone who has always wanted to join us but hasn’t yet, check out this video for a view of Long Caye’s future:

And if you don’t know what a hydrofoil is (I hate to admit it, but I did not), here is an article that explains it: