paddleUSA – Strolling down the streets by the canal in Italy, one might see the occasional gondola boat being steered by a man standing on the boat and paddling through the water.


Although it is a way of life for gondola paddlers in Italy, the art has become a pastime for many in several parts of the world. That pastime is known as paddle boarding. Paddle boarding takes a lot of balance, especially because it is done in the sea where the waters are a lot rougher than the canals of Italy. Paddleboards come in all different shapes, sizes and materials. The traditional paddleboard is hard and ranges from 6 to 12 feet long and can be quite heavy. Developers have also created the inflatable paddleboard that inflates in minutes and is ready to use and easy to carry.



Paddleboard Thrills, a shop and review website, sells traditional and inflatable boards while also offering paddle boarding advice and reviews on the most popular paddleboards. Some of the paddle boarding advice includes how to fish on a paddleboard, paddleboard yoga a guide on how to paddleboard for first time users.

The inflatable paddleboard, according to Paddleboard Thrills, is a great option for those who are just beginning. The best inflatable paddleboards will be compact for easy storage, lightweight, highly rigid when inflated and should be long lasting. There are so many outdoor sports floating around at the moment and in particular water sports; with summer just around the corner it’s the perfect time to get involved and start getting fit and healthy. Paddle boarding is one of the most exceptional ways for getting healthy outdoors. It offers some great benefits such as :



Improves balance: Improve your balance and co-ordination


Full body workout:  A great way to get a full body workout while outdoors.


Low impact:  Paddle boarding has very low impact on the body causing very few injuries.


Reduces stress:  Healthy workouts have proven to reduce stress


Overall increased strength: Increase muscle and body strength


Cardio workout: One of the best Cardio natural workouts you can achieve.



The hull type, or the body shape of the paddleboard, is also important as it determines how the paddleboard will perform in the water. There are two types of hulls: displacement and planning. The planning hull is suitable for anyone who likes to board and is also able to stand up to ocean waves. Paddleboard Thrills gives reviews of several inflatable boards and links them on Amazon. The cheapest board, the Vilano Navigator 10’ Inflatable board is around $400. The site’s favorite board, the ISLE Inflatable 10’ Stand Up paddleboard is about $600, but customers who have purchased the board are in love with it.


“As a SUP amateur, I did a lot of research before I landed on this specific board,” said purchaser MFoster. “I was blown away by the ease of which I could transport, paddle4inflate, and get down to the water. If you’re looking for an all-around board for a reasonable price, this one is it!” Another user named Megan said “[The ISLE board] rides way better than the cheap ones I had been renting. It moves easily, turns well, and the squishy foot bed is comfy. This is the perfect solution for somebody who wants a paddleboard but has no way to store or transport a hard board.”


The paddleboards offered on the Paddleboard Thrills website are the best around with easy-to-understand reviews that can help any paddleboard customer of any level choose the perfect paddleboard for their needs.


For more information on inflatable paddleboards, or to learn more about paddle boarding or the best paddleboards on the market, visit Paddleboard Thrills online at You can find out more about the great team behind the site here or why not check out some of their advice here. Of course you don’t need to just take out word for it you can also check out some of these great reviews. If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of the team here. They would also love to hear from you on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


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