Inflatable SUP: portable, light and great for waves and cruising

Inflatable stand up paddle boards are the best option for flat days. In a matter of seconds, you take the SUP out the car and hit the water for waves or cruising.

They're light, portable, durable and ready to ride. The new inflatable stand up paddle boards will provide you with hours of fun.

It's probably one of the best inventions of the surfing world. SUP boards are traditionally heavy and could only be transported in surfboard car racks.

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Paddling faster: catch more and better waves | Photo: Quiksilver/Timo

Improving your swim strokes means catching more and better waves. Paddle power is not a technique, rather it is the result of a quality fitness workout.

Have you ever felt out of breath in the early minutes of a normal surf session? Are your arms in pain? Don't worry, you're definitely not alone in the line-up.

Whether you're escaping from a freak set or paddling for a small, mushy, summer wave, you'll need well-trained arms and lungs. And don't forget to maintain a correct body positioning on a surfboard.

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Kai Lenny: who SUPs don't fly?

Kai Lenny has claimed the 2014 Abu Dhabi All Stars Grand Slam, at the Wadi Adventure, United Arab Emirates.

With three lefts, three rights and three closeouts, the standup paddleboarder from Maui secured his first win of the season in the exotic artificial surf pool.

But it was not an easy task for Lenny, at all. Lai had an in-form Sean Poynter eager to steal the show.

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