It’s SUP (stand-up-paddleboard) madness out there as the scorching heat moves through Montana. Everyone and their dog is looking for a great way to get on the water and it seems that SUPs are the popular weapon of choice.
We’ve got no shortage of these weapons here at the Sportsman & Ski Haus, although they are flying out the door with a quickness. Just about anyone with a decent sense of balance can stand atop one of these monster surfboards and paddle all over lakes and rivers with ease. Folks get a great workout that can be tailored from beginner to advanced.
With the increase in SUP popularity, there’s now a demand for SUP competitions. Locally we’ve got a particularly alluring event called the Windermere SUP CUP coming up in Missoula Sunday, July 21st on the Clark Fork River. If you’ve got a tooth for this type of event, check out the Windemere SUP CUP’s website and facebook page.
If you’re ready to race and are looking for the right board, we’ve got you covered. Technically speaking, the Bark Competitor 12’6′ or Dominator 14′ by Surftech are the only true racing boards that we stock, and will slice through current, easily propelling you to victory.
Other options for SUP competition are the Surftech Flomaster 11’6″ & 12″6′ and the 14′ River Rover from Lakeshore. Even though they’re not by definition competition boards, they’re more versatile, designed to move quickly over the water and can be used for recreation in addition to competition.
No matter what you plan to do with your SUP, we’ve got a huge selection to choose from and if you’re not exactly sure which board you want, try before you buy with our demo program.