How To Calculate Sup Volume

How To Calculate Sup Volume

How To Calculate Your Perfect Sup Volume

So you’ve just got into stand-up paddle boarding and are looking for your first paddle board, there are a few things to think about. One of the main considerations is volume. In a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), this is the amount of volumetric space measured in cubic litres (the amount of foam or flotation in litres). Roughly, a SUP’s length X width X thickness will yield its volume. However, the placement of the volume, as well as the outline and concave, can greatly affect the overall volume and character of a board.

Things To Consider

Your ideal SUP volume can change depending on your weight, age and skill level as well as your discipline (flat-water recreation, downwind, race, waves, wave type). To work out your ideal volume you can use the volume equation above or the volume calculator below.

To use the volume calculator chart below, find your weight in kilogrammes (kg) and follow the coloured line that relates to your skill level. The point where the lines meet is your ideal volume.

Our SBS volume calculator should be used as a guide to the amount of volume you need. Getting the right volume in your SUP is critical to your success. Use the following guide to help determine your volume at different skill levels.

For further information contact us directly via our email. info@sbsboards

 

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Step 1: Select your weight from the drop-down box below.

Step 2: Select your height from the second drop-down box. and press calculate at the bottom

Step 3: Choose board model, length, width and thickness to get as close to matching your target volume as possible. Make note of all specifications then order online or contact us to place your order.

Please note: volumes generated here are estimates based on varying skill levels, body weight, gender and SUP location. They are not a perfect answer to every person’s situation but a useful tool to help you choose your new SBS Stand up paddleboard

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115 Litres

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Volume Calculator

Find out your optimum SUP volume

GET STARTED

0$

Thanks, we will contact you soon

Intermediate

92 Litres

115 Litres

125 Litres

135 Litres

145 Litres

155 Litres

165 Litres

175 Litres

185 Litres

195 Litres

205 Litres

215 Litres

225 Litres

233 Litres

245 Litres

255 Litres

265 Litres

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Advanced

80 Litres

87 Litres

94 Litres

102 Litres

109 Litres

117 Litres

124 Litres

132 Litres

139 Litres

147 Litres

155 Litres

145 Litres

170 Litres

177 Litres

185 Litres

192 Litres

200 Litres

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Beginner Volume

101 Litres

110 Litres

120 Litres

134 Litres

144 Litres

154 Litres

164 Litres

174 Litres

184 Litres

194 Litres

204 Litres

214 Litres

224 Litres

234 Litres

244 Litres

254 Litres

265 Litres

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Weight

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How To Paddle a Stand Up Paddleboard “SUP”

How To Paddle a Stand Up Paddleboard “SUP”

How to Paddle a Stand Up Paddleboard

 

Basic Paddleboarding strokes

 One of the most basic parts of stand up paddle boarding is the paddling it allows you to move around in the water at speed and control. Making sure that you get the most form every stroke will be an important part of your progression. the fowling tips will aim to give advice on the best way to maximise stroke power and glide whilst minimise your effort and strain on your body.

Key point to keep in mind

  • Keep your arms straight with just a slight bend in the elbow.

  • Maintain a straight back and bend at the knees to avoid injury. Do not hunch over.

  • Think of the power come from your core rather than upper body.

  • Extend the blade forward as far as comfortable and fully submerge the blade.

  • Only after it is full submerged pull the paddle back towards your feet.

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  • The more straight up and the paddle is the more straight it will propel you.

  • Shorter strokes are best to start with when you are a beginner.

  • Do 4-6 strokes and then switch sides with your paddle. Reverse hand positions when doing this.

 

Catch Phase of the SUP Forward Stroke

  • Place the paddle in the water toward the tip of the SUP. The face of the blade should be facing toward the rear of the board at the catch phase of the SUP forward stroke. Place the blade all the way in the water up to the throat before transitioning to the power phase of the SUP forward stroke.

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Power Phase of the SUP Forward Stroke

  • Once the blade is in the water the power phase begins. This is the part that people usually do wrong. They pull the paddle blade through the water with their arms which is a great way to get worn out. The proper way to bring the paddle through the water is by rotating the torso. Try keeping the top hand level and moving across the horizon throughout the power phase. This will force you to rotate to bring the paddle along the board rather than pulling your arms. Keep the paddle as close to the board as you can. This will minimize the rotation of the board throughout the stroke.

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Recovery Phase of the SUP Forward Stroke

  • The overall length of the stroke will depend on the length of the board. On shorter boards the stroke should go from tip to hip. On longer boards the stroke can be extended back further. Begin the recovery phase before the board starts turning. Begin to remove the paddle at the end of the power phase. Then rotate the torso back to the front thereby setting the paddle up for the next stroke on the same side.

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Common Beginner’s Mistakes in Paddleboarding

  • A hunched posture. Keep your back straight, shoulders level.

  • Staring at your feet instead of the horizon.

  • The elbow (bent angle) of the paddle facing in the wrong direction. It should point away from you.

  • Having both hands on the paddle shaft. Your top hand belongs at the top of the paddle, on the grip.

  • Standing straight-kneed. It’s much easier to balance with bent knees.

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