If you’re just starting out, you’ll want to get a longer, wider, thicker board for increased stability. There are different types to choose from—epoxy boards are made from fibreglass and are hard and rigid. Inflatable boards offer a bit more give, and are easy to pack up and transport. They are a great option for travelling, and for accessing remote bodies of water. Added bonus: they pack up into their own compact bags and won’t take up much storage room—perfect for small apartments!
Pick the board that’s right for you, grab your paddle, and then learn the right techniques to get up (and stay up!) on your board.