Table of Contents
1.Everyone should wear a PFD
3.Pick your destination wisely
4.The best family paddle boards
Paddle boarding with family is one of the most fun things you can do with an inflatable paddleboard. It’s one of the reasons why the sport is growing so rapidly around the world.
You can enjoy several hours of fun on the water on a paddleboard with your whole family. There aren’t many types of sports that you can do with your family and ensures everyone can have fun and paddleboarding is such kind of sport.
While the sport is fun and safe most of the time, there are still some safety precautions you should take to ensure your family’s safety during your SUP session. Here are some safety tips you should know.
Top TIps For Paddle boarding with family
Everyone should wear a PFD
If you have a big family and everyone’s coming to your SUP trip, then make sure every one of them wears a personal flotation device, especially the kids. Because on the water, especially open water, it’s basically impossible to keep an eye on all of them.
And for most people, when going paddle boarding for the first time, falling off the board is almost inevitable. With everyone wearing a PFD, you won’t have to rush to help them get back on the board if someone who can’t swim or isn’t a very good swimmer falls into the water. Besides, in certain areas, wearing a PFD is a must.
Making everyone wear a PFD is one of the most effective ways to ensure everyone’s safety when paddleboarding. It’s an accessory worth investing in.
If the sun is shining in the sky when you are on the water with your family, make sure everyone wears sunscreen, especially kids. Sunburn is a real and ever-present danger for families who spend their vacation in places like the beach or on the water.
So make sure everyone has adequate sunscreen applied and pay extra attention to the kids. It’s recommended to apply more sunscreen on your kids’ skin every two hours for maximum protection.
Pick your destination wisely
Before you try to find a place to spend time with your family on the paddleboard, figure out what you want to do with your family or what kind of SUP experience you want to have first.
That way you’d know what kind of destination to look for. Unless you only have limited choices for SUP destinations, it’s always worth spending time researching into the place you are going before actually going there.
Details like weather, tides, wind, current are all worth paying attention to. And when going out with family, it’s always wise to avoid rough water. Paddling in rough conditions can be dangerous for beginner paddlers, especially if they are not good swimmers.
If you really want your family to enjoy stand up paddle boarding, the best way to start is by taking them to a place with calm waters. With that being said, there are a few places you should avoid like areas with a lot of boat traffic, rocks and other objects at the bottom of the water, people fishing nearby, or filled with swimmers.
The best family paddle boards
Best all around inflatable paddle board - Goosehill
Goosehill SUP Features
- Board specs - Size: 10'6'' × 32'' × 6'', Max Payload: 440LBS / 200KG.
- Why Choose Goosehill - Ultra-lightweight, Durable, Stiff and Stable. A perfect SUP for recreational paddling and beginners.
- What's in the Package - A Sailor SUP board, a 3-piece adjustable paddle, a pump, a backpack, a SUP leash, a center fin, and a repair kit.
- 3-Year Warranty
- Free Global Shipping
- It's the most versatile board in our lineup. This board can be used for touring on rivers, lakes, oceans and fishing, yoga, etc.
- The light weight allows you to carry it around with ease.
- It's stiff and stable. The drop-stitch technology gives this board a strong core and at 32'' wide, it offers excellent stability. It'll give you confidence the first time you ride on it.
SUP package including: Sailor SUP board, 3-piece adjustable paddle, pump, backpack, SUP leash, removable center fin, repair kit, kayak seat.
H2OSUP Extra Wide Multi Person Inflatable Paddle Board
|Item Package Dimensions L x W x H||33 x 18.5 x 17.1 inches|
|Package Weight||35 Kilograms|
|Warranty Description||Warranty is good for one year against manufacturing defects|
|Model Name||8-10 People|
|Color||Blue(4-6 People/18' x 60" x 7.8")|
|Material||Aluminum, Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, Polyvinyl Chloride|
|Style||Blue Multiplayer Board|
|Size||18' x 60" x 7.8"|
TAHE 11'0 Breeze Wing AIR Premium Inflatable SUP Paddleboard
|Item Package Dimensions L x W x H||36.25 x 21.3 x 12 inches|
|Package Weight||19.07 Kilograms|
|Warranty Description||2 year manufacturer|
|Model Name||BREEZE WING AIR INFLATABLE COMPLETE SUP PADDLE BOARD PACKAGE|
|Included Components||Inflatable Paddleboard, Pump, Leash, Fin, Storage Bag, Paddle|
VINPATIO Inflatable Paddle Board 10’6”x 32”x 6” Stand Up Paddleboard
|Item Package Dimensions L x W x H||34.25 x 15 x 10 inches|
|Package Weight||15.69 Kilograms|
|Warranty Description||1 year|
|Suggested Users||Mens, Womens|
|Included Components||Fin,ankle leash,paddle,pump|
|Sport Type||SUP Paddling, Kayaking, Surfing|