Surfski Paddlers: Learn Two Essential Skills

July 15, 2022

Two Essential Skills for Surfski Paddlers Surfski paddling burst into the sports scene around 2017 and its popularity continues to grow as its accessibility improves, more people learn about it, and the boards become more performance-oriented.  If you’re already a fan of surfskis, then you’re familiar with the versatility of these long kayaks–as well the […]

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Vehicle Rooftop Racks for Your Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board

May 15, 2022

Are you looking for a vehicle rooftop rack for your kayak or stand-up paddle board? Read on to learn what you need to consider before you purchase your rooftop rack. So you bought a kayak or stand up paddle board, and you are excited to use it.  Now you need to get it to the […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Paddleboarding

May 6, 2021

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) has continued to grow in popularity as it is an accessible way to explore and enjoy your local waterways while getting some full-body exercise. That’s not to say working out is the only reason to paddleboard, many people use SUPs mainly for nature-watching, sunbathing, or fishing. Like many activities, paddle boarding […]

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First-Time Paddler? 4 Kayaking Tips for Beginners

May 15, 2020

Thinking of taking up a new healthy hobby? More people are starting to consider taking up kayaking. It’s not only a fun way to pass the time in the outdoors, but it’s also good for your health. Did you know that you can even kayak in the snow? If you’re new to the world of kayaking, it […]

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Top 7 Best Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tips for Beginners

May 5, 2020

At Bill Jackson’s, we love helping beginners as they embark on new adventures. One such adventure for which customers seek our help is standup paddle boarding (SUP). The sport can be traced as far back as the 18th century, but has really taken off in the past two decades. It can seem a daunting task […]

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Enjoying the Open Water: How to Choose a Stand Up Paddle Board

July 11, 2019

Stand up paddle board and boarding has a storied history and continues to make inroads in the watersports arena today. Where did it all start? The answer is complicated. Ancient cultures around the globe, from South America to Africa, have used standup-style watercraft for millennia. But Peru claims one of the oldest traditions, dating back 3,000 years to fishermen […]

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5 Outdoor Adventures To Go On This Summer

August 13, 2018

Many people love summer because that’s when they plan family vacations. But you don’t have to wait for extended time off from work to enjoy many of summer’s best hobbies and outdoor adventures. So before you let yourself settle into doing the same old summer activities you do every season, why not consider some new […]

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Paddle To The Metal: 3 Tips For Beginner Paddle Boarders

June 4, 2018

If you love being around, on or in the water, then you must try paddleboarding. Visit just about any body of water – ocean, bay, river or lake – and you’re likely to find someone on the water with little more than a paddle, a board and a PFD. Paddleboards provide a closer connection to […]

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How to Stand Up on a Paddleboard: A Beginner’s Guide

April 10, 2018

Paddleboarding is a truly different water experience, one you must try to fully appreciate. It might be hard to stand up on a paddleboard for the first time. Here’s is where we can help. “It’s easier to stand up on a paddle board than you think,” says Marcus, who works in Bill Jackson’s Paddling Dept. […]

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Why the length of your SUP paddle is important

September 17, 2015

Stand-up paddleboarding may look easy, and really it is. Balance on a board. Grab a paddle. Go. But if you want to paddle efficiently and, more important, without soreness or injury, then spend a few moments considering whether you have the right SUP paddle length. The right paddle reduces stress on your joints and fends […]

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