Surfers tend to hate stand-up paddlers. But as someone who surfs and paddles standing up, I’d like to make a nice reminder: Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
Standing paddling is a great exercise, it’s something to do when there are no waves, it’s easy to use for beginners, and it can be done on any body of water. While there are a myriad of paddleboard options, inflatables make storage and transportation a no problem, and they are usually affordable. After some rigorous testing, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite inflatables for the everyday rower.