Don’t lie – we all know that you just assume chilly climate paddle boarding is a horrible concept. At first, it sounds chilly and uncomfortable, however we now have proof that it’s not. Considered one of our ISLE Influencers, Holly had an epic chilly climate SUP session in Colorado a pair winters in the past and introduced her digicam along with her. The photographs are breathtaking and can make you rethink chilly climate paddling. Simply scroll and revel in. Holly has additionally outlined some ideas & tips for what to carry with you to remain heat.
- No crowds (you get a complete physique of water to your self!)
- Serene nature
- Magnificent snowy landscapes
1. Put on the right outerwear
This primary one is a given. By correct gear I don’t imply your entire typical SUP gear (board, paddle, leash, PFD), I imply all of the gear that may hold you from freezing your butt off whereas paddling (heat layers, gloves, boots, and so on.).
Gear that retains me heat:
Remember that most of this gear for excessive chilly climate paddling circumstances. Earlier than you go chilly climate paddling, examine the climate and see what sort of outerwear is suitable. If it’s going to be round 50 levels the day you go, you clearly gained’t want a wetsuit, ski masks and a pair layers. Nevertheless, it’s not a nasty concept to carry all of your chilly climate gear simply in case you want it.
2. Widespread sense
Paddle boarding in chilly temperatures might be harmful in the event you’re not ready. Do your homework for the spot you propose to paddle. Discover out the climate forecast for that day. Don’t go if the temperature goes to be beneath freezing, or if there will probably be excessive winds. By no means go paddle boarding in excessive climate circumstances alone. It’s vital to search out some buddies to go along with you, particularly in rural paddle board places.
Smiles – all people must carry a smile when out on a chilly water SUP journey. Angle is essential.