As a hobby, paddle boarding offers a great relief for those looking to get away domestically to a new area in the UK. With all the uncertainty around travel still lurking, paddle boards offer a great option as an alternative holiday whether it is all the way to the South West in Cornwall or up to Scotland with its many natural beauty spots.
Not only for the purpose of a holiday but as a form of exercise as well, paddle boarding works most of the major muscle groups and is a great way to get some fresh air, improving not only physical but mental wellbeing as well. Whether you are looking for peace and serenity, or socially with a group of friends, both can offer great benefits to your mental health. If you are new to the water sport like many are (myself included), then it can be overwhelming at first glance knowing which paddle board is right for you.
First and foremost before you even get your equipment, the best way to approach paddle boarding to start with is by speaking to your local store or anyone who has good knowledge of the sport. Paddle boards come in all different shapes and sizes, so having advice from someone who knows what they are talking about can make it seem less daunting. Inflatable paddle boards are an expensive and popular choice for those keen to get the most out of their paddle boarding experience. Offering many things your standard board does not, such as convenience and performance, the question this blog will examine is are inflatable paddle boards good for beginners? Keep on reading to find out more!
Are you going to be a long term paddle boarder
Like many sports, some of them do not always appeal to you at the beginning, but then you get the bug and it becomes your new obsession. This is common practice amongst the paddle board community, as it can seem too difficult at first but once you find your footing, it is a great way to get out and explore on the water. Inflatable paddle boards come with many benefits whether you are a seasoned pro or a beginner.
Offering far superior performance to its alternative (standard board), the way the inflatable paddle boards have been engineered allows for easier, less constricted movement. This is because it is far lighter meaning more flexibility when travelling especially on those big waves! Furthermore, the material is superior to its cheaper counterpart which is far more likely to suffer damage and tear away over time being in the water.
So as a long term investment, inflatable paddle boards are a great option even if you are a beginner. Once you get the hang of paddle boarding, you will want to make the most out of your experience and precious free time away from day-to-day monotony. If you know it is for you, then the best advice would be to invest ahead of time and grab yourself one.