<![CDATA[ - Blog]]>Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:55:54 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Ditch The Snow And Paddle Board]]>Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://nosnowsup.com/blog/ditch-the-snow-and-paddle-board​If you live on the east coast then you are probably shoving snow right now. If you are sick of the cold and want to go somewhere warmer but you don’t really know where then why not visit Arizona! Arizona is such an incredible place to visit if you were born and raised on the east coast because chances are you have never seen a cactus before. But why Arizona? And where in Arizona Specifically? Well Arizona is a state that doesn’t get much snow but does get lots of sun!

There are plenty of areas in Arizona to explore but if you are looking for an incredible time you are going to want to stay in the phoenix metropolitan area. The reason why is because you aren’t too far from the noisy areas and you also aren’t far from the quiet ones. But what is there to do in Arizona? Well, if you are looking for a little bit of adventure and are eager to try something new then stand up paddle board has both of those. SUP boarding is one of the newest most exciting water sports that you can do! And Arizona is the perfect destination for your first go at the incredible sport. You’re probably wondering where can you get a paddle board and what exactly is it?

​ Well a paddle board is sort of like a surfboard but its much thicker and you can stand on it because of the way that it is made. The best place to find paddle boards in Arizona is none other than NoSnow SUP! They have tons of paddle boards you can rent or even buy! When you come to the shop and rent you are taught everything you need to know to have a safe and fun first experience stand up paddleboarding! So wouldn’t you want to ditch the snow and go Visit the NoSnow SUP Shop in Arizona! ]]>
<![CDATA[Signs You Are Addicted To Stand Up Paddle Boarding]]>Sat, 03 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://nosnowsup.com/blog/signs-you-are-addicted-to-stand-up-paddle-boardingDo you think you are addicted to stand up paddle boarding? Here are the side effects that you might have if you are addicted. First if you have convinced yourself that you need not just one paddle board but two paddle board you might be addicted. If you catch yourself doing the motion of paddling in line for the groceries then odds are you are definitely addicted and need to get straight to a nearby lake and get your paddle board fix. If in the winter months when it is way to cold to stand up paddle board catch yourself in your garage with standing on your paddle board you are addicted.

If you have signed up and went to all of the NoSnow Paddle boarding events you are awesome but sadly you are most likely addicted to stand up paddle boarding. If on your lunch break for work instead of going to eat out with co-workers you go to Tempe town lake and paddle board it up then you definitely have a problem. But, there is no need to fear this addiction is not only good for you but it is actually healthy for you! And there is no need to apologize for your paddle boarding addition. You do not need to explain yourself to your friends and family why you enjoy riding on a giant floating platform and using a paddle to power it.

Because chances are once you get them interested in paddle boarding they too will succumb to the addiction as well and join you every time you go. There is only one way to treat your addiction and that is to keep on paddle boarding because! You should never have to stop paddle boarding. If you are reading this without ever trying out stand up paddle boarding before go to the NoSnow SUP rental page and become obsessed with stand up paddle boarding!
<![CDATA[SUP at Lake Powell]]>Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://nosnowsup.com/blog/sup-at-lake-powellLake Powell is one of the most popular reservoirs in the United States it is located in between Utah and Arizona. Over two million people visit this lake very single year. Which is no surprise because this lake is breathtaking with the amazing rock mountain structures that surround the lake. If you are looking for a place to go fishing, camping, and engage in just about every water sport imaginable then you are crazy if you do not at least visit Lake Powell once in your lifetime.

There is plenty to do at this lake, there is no way you could ever get bored. If you are someone who isn’t even interested in doing all of the very active water sports then you can just enjoy a nice relaxing stay at some of the resort style hotels that over look the entire lake. Or if you are a fish and love water sports and swimming this lake can house it all. There is fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, boating, and of course stand up paddle boarding! If you want to explore even more of Lake Powell there are guided tours to some of the most incredible spots you can take a Kanab tour to see the incredible rock structures that have been carved out by years of erosion.

You can also go on a guided ATV ride where the tour guides take you through the desert back roads of lake Powell. There is just so much that this lake has to offer all people of all ages. If you would like to learn more about lake Powell you can visit the NoSnow SUP Lake Powell page where you can get all the information on what its like to Paddle Board at the Lake. You can also check the NoSnow SUP rental page to rent paddle boards to bring to the lake. 
<![CDATA[Paddle Boarding With Four People?]]>Sun, 28 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://nosnowsup.com/blog/paddle-boarding-with-four-people
Have you ever wanted to fit your whole family on one paddle board? Well, with the Stand up paddle board Body Glove Crusader you can! This monster paddle board fits four to six people on it. Its an inflatable paddle board that is about fifteen feet long and a little over 5 feet wide. This thing weighs almost eighty pounds and can be ridden on practically any ocean, lake, river you want it to go on! This giant paddle board is great for birthday parties, family reunions, corporate parties, or just hanging out with friends and family. If you are worried about how you are going to get this humongous paddle board to the body of water that you are planning on taking it to.

Do not worry because it is also inflatable! You are definitely going to want to have a battery powered air pump because it could take a while to inflate if you have a foot pump to pump it up. Luckily with the battery powered pump it is only going to take you about ten minutes to pump it fully. When you purchase the paddle board it also comes with four paddles along with the option to purchase more. This paddle board is incredible and can be such a fun activity to do.

​ Not only can it bring families and friends together with an activity that everyone can be apart of it is such an incredible team building exercise that you can engage in with co-workers if you happen to have a corporate party using these giant paddle boards. It teaches groups of people to work together as you are going to want to simultaneously paddle. If you are interested in renting a paddle board similar to this check out the NoSnow SUP Rental Page Here where you can rent paddle boards. ]]>
<![CDATA[SUP at Patagonia Lake]]>Sat, 27 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://nosnowsup.com/blog/sup-at-patagonia-lakeIf you live in Arizona and love stand up paddle boarding you have got to visit Patagonia lake. It is located just south of Tucson; Arizona and it is about two hundred miles from the NoSnow SUP shop where you can buy and rent paddle boards. This lake is actually located inside of a state park along with many other lakes. This lake has so much to offer and there are many different activities that you can engage in when you visit Patagonia Lake. This lake is very popular for the serious fishing that takes place.

The Lake has many different species of fish that you can catch such as green ear sunfish, rainbow trout, channel fish, crappie, red ear, bluegill, and the most popular fish the flathead catfish. You can fish either on a boat, off the shore, or even on your paddle board! Paddle board fishing is great because its quiet so that the fish don’t swim off as they when boats go through the water. You can also reach areas that most boats can’t. Stand up paddle board fishing is extremely fun and there is no better place in Arizona to do it than Patagonia Lake. If you’d like to go swimming in the lake you are doing it at your own risk because the lake is a very wild.

Although there are areas at the lake that are sections off for swimmers to swim. Note that there is not a life guard present so be careful when you are swimming at Patagonia lake. If you want to go to the lake to just get some nice sun there are some beautiful sand beach areas where you can lie down and get some Vitamin D. If you are interest in Visiting Patagonia Lake and you would like to rent paddle boards to take to the lake visit our rental page HERE!
<![CDATA[Benefits Of Paddle Board Fishing]]>Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://nosnowsup.com/blog/benefits-of-paddle-board-fishingHave you ever heard of stand-up paddle boar fishing? Well it’s the newest fishing craze that has everybody talking! Stand up paddle board fishing is exactly as it sounds. You have a paddle board you have a fishing rod and you combine the two and you have one of the funniest fishing activities out there right now! So, why paddle board fishing? Well, a paddle board gives off little to no sound in the water. Unlike a motor boat that gives off sound waves as you search for a good fishing sport.

Causing most fish to scurry off when they hear it. Also paddle boards can go places most boats can’t. This allows you to travel to spots where boats cannot go giving you the advantage. There is also such a wonderful feeling of standing in the middle of the water and fishing. This can be such an amazing way to relieve stress for most people. It brings a sort of simplicity that you just can’t get out of fishing off a dock or fishing from a boat. It is also very convenient. All you have to do is grab your board and paddle and you are off. You do not have to detach a giant boat from your car as this can take quiet some time.

​As calm and relaxing as this experience can be it can also be a great way to get in some exercise. That’s right, you can actually work out your shoulder, arm, as well as your abs while you fish. This is due to the fact that you are paddling to get to your destination as well as balancing on the board. Now if all of these reasons to stand up paddle board fish haven’t got you convinced then check out our Instagram and see for your self the joy and fun this activity can bring!
<![CDATA[Are You Carrying Your Paddle Board Correctly?]]>Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://nosnowsup.com/blog/are-you-carrying-your-paddle-board-correctly​If you have an inflatable paddle board then this doesn’t necessary pertain to you. But if you are the proud owner of a stand-up paddle board then listen up? Are you struggling to carry your stand up paddle board? Chances are you are carrying it all wrong! It seems like such a basic activity but, there is actually a wrong way to carry your paddle board. When you are getting ready to pick up your board the first thing that you want to do is to make sure that you are not putting any stress on your back. In order to avoid any strain on your back you want to squat to pick up your board. You are starting from the end of the board.

As you start to stand up you can work your way up the board then place the board over your head. We Suggest that you have separate ropes to attach your paddle to your board in order for it to be easier to carry. This is going to be the best way to carry your paddle board because when you carry it on your shoulder it is not going to be as beneficial as carrying over your head. When you carry your paddle board on your shoulder if it is windy outside then your board and be pushed all over the place and mostly likely you are going drop your board.

​Also, when you are carrying it on top of your shoulder you cannot see where you are going on the other side because it is completely blocked by the paddle board. You can carry your paddle board however these are going to be the disadvantages if you do. Now that you know how to properly carry your paddle board try it out and let us know if it works!]]>
<![CDATA[Plastic Bottle Paddle Board?]]>Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://nosnowsup.com/blog/plastic-bottle-paddle-boardAre you wanting to try out paddle boarding or purchase your own paddle board but you don’t have the money to spend on a brand-new paddle board? You can just make your own. That’s what a couple from Brazil did when they decided to not purchase a paddle board but instead make their own. And yes, it works, it works very well. They even made their own paddle. So what materials did they use? And how much did it cost? It was completely free because it was made out of old plastic bottles that they had collected.

Not only are they not hurting their bank account they are also helping the environment by reusing all of their materials. They had collected over ninety soda liter bottles to use for their paddle board. They cut some of the liter bottles and attached them together by using Gorilla glue which was actually given to them from people who wanted to donate the glue or else that would have been a very expensive part in making the board. They also collected plastic pipes to help with the structure of the paddle board. They also reused a foam padding to use as a platform for the paddle board. It also helps their feet grip to the board better.

​ Not only is this a cheaper alternative to purchasing a regular paddle board. It has brought awareness to a very important cause and that cause is stop from plastic materials from entering into the ocean. We must preserve the habitat of aquatic animals and this is just one of the many great ways we can stop the dumping of thousands of plastic bottles. By finding inexpensive and ingenious ways to reuse the used plastic materials which would otherwise pose as a danger to all of the sea animals that live in the oceans. 
<![CDATA[Guy Breaks World Record With The Help Of His Dog]]>Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://nosnowsup.com/blog/guy-breaks-world-record-with-the-help-of-his-dogSome people like to bring their dogs along to go paddle boarding with them. Then why not bring your dog with you to break a paddle boarding world record. That’s what Ivan Moreira did with his Chocolate Lab named Bono named after the Brazilian Chocolate cookie not the singer. This all started when Ivan was younger living, growing up in Brazil he lived near the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. He spent a lot of time in the water. There was not one board that he couldn’t surf with. “I grew up knowing how to surf with any kind of board – small boards, long boards, paddle boards, but my favorite were the kinds that allowed me to surf big waves.”

Once Ivan’s wife gifted him Bono for his Birthday, he’s coming to the beach with Ivan ever since. It wasn’t until later in his life did Ivan actually try stand up paddle boarding with an actual paddle. His stand up paddle board was big enough for him and Bono both ride together. Which Bono quickly to a liking to. So, Ivan had strapped on a life vest on Bono and also attached a GoPro to the front of his board so he could capture this incredible moment of man and dog riding a paddle board together.

​As time went on Bono and Ivan were becoming more comfortable with riding on the paddle board together. Ivan set out break the record of longest stand up paddle board ride on a river bore by a human/dog pair. After many attempts they both broke the record by staying on the paddle board for exactly 1.05 miles without getting off the board. Bono and Ivan are now in the Guinness book of world records. ]]>
<![CDATA[SUP at Blue Ridge Reservoir]]>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://nosnowsup.com/blog/sup-at-blue-ridge-reservoirIf you live in Arizona and are looking for an incredible place to book your next paddle board vacation you have to check out Blue Ridge Reservoir. There is just no other place in Arizona like it. You are completely surrounded by luscious greenery as well as beautiful rock structures that make you feel like you are not in Arizona. Blue Ridge Reservoir is about 116 miles away from the NoSnow SUP Paddle board shop where you can rent paddle boards to bring up to the reservoir.

You don’t have to worry about any of the accessories because all of that is included in the rental. When you rent from us we will even provide the roof racks as well as the lashing straps so that you can transport your rental boards in your own vehicle with ease. If you do not own a car that can carry such items on the roof then we can rent you our amazing inflatable SUP paddleboards these also come with a hand pump so no matter the size of your car you can bring the board with you. Once you arrive at the Blue Ridge Reservoir you’ll notice all of the incredible amenities that the reservoir has to offer which include picnic tables, restrooms, water fountains, and amazing camp grounds for you to spend the night.

Blue Ridge Reservoir is one of the most picturesque paddleboard destinations in Arizona. Which its narrow openings you’ll feel completely immersed in the nature surrounding you! If you are interested in renting a paddle board to take with you to Blue Ridge Reservoir you can visit our rental page here. To learn more about Paddle Boarding at Blue Ridge Reservoir you can also visit our SUP Blue Ridge Reservoir page by clicking here.