How to Stand Up Paddle Board

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the comprehensive web page put together by the Tower team to answer ALMOST EVERY question you might have about stand up paddle boarding. We cover the gamut from whether you are just beginning and looking to learn how to paddle board, to those of you trying to figure out how to pick a paddle board or understand what size paddle board do I need or how long is a paddle board, to those looking to educate themselves on how to buy a paddle board, or just better understand how much are paddle boards... we've got all the "how to SUP" answers you are looking for. 

How to Stand Up Paddle Board

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Paddle board price factors

SUP paddle board buying guide

Inflatable paddle board reviews

Paddle boarding SUP guide

Paddle boarding near me

SUP boards / SUP paddles retail shop

Paddle boards for sale (Types)

Used paddle boards

Touring paddle boards

Paddle board yoga

SUP surfing

Fishing paddleboards

SUP boards (hard boards)

Inflatable paddle boards

General Stand Up Paddle Board FAQs

Is my paddle board order shipped in a generic box?

Are SUP fins included with my paddleboard?

Do your paddleboards come with a bag?

How is my stand up paddle board order being shipped?

I only got part of my SUP order, what's going on?

Does Tower Paddle Boards ship internationally?

Does Tower Paddle Boards have a military discount?

Can I pick up a paddle board order in store?

Where can I rent a Tower stand up paddle board?

Does Tower have a two standup paddle board deal?

Does Tower drop-ship or wholesale paddle boards?

Can I pay on a SUP payment plan?

What's the ship time for inflatable SUPs and accessories?

What carrier do you use to ship paddle boards?

What standup paddle board maintenance tips do you have?

Are secondhand paddle boards under warranty?

Inflatable Paddle Board FAQs

How durable is an inflatable paddle board?

Can rocks damage an inflatable SUP?

Are inflatable paddle boards good for yoga?

Are Tower iSUPs single chamber or are there multiple air sections?

Do Tower inflatable paddleboards come with a SUP paddle?

Is there a d-ring on the back of the inflatable paddle board for a leash?

Does a Tower inflatable stand up paddle board come with a leash?

Is there an option to buy a shorter center fin for my inflatable paddle board?

Can you attach a bungee to the inflatable SUP to store items during transport?

Can you attach a GoPro mount to an inflatable paddle board?

Can you add a seat to a Tower inflatable SUP board?

How do I inflate my inflatable SUP?

How long does the inflatable paddleboard take to inflate?

What are the recommended and max PSI for an inflatable paddle board?

What kind of SUP pump options are there?

What kind of valve is on an inflatable paddle board?

Can I use an electric pump with this inflatable SUP board?

How do I install the iSUP pump gauge?

My inflatable paddle board gauge won't register, is it broken?

How do I secure the iSUP pump nozzle? Do I have the wrong one?

My paddle board pump isn't building pressure in my board - what do I do?

How long can I keep my inflatable standup paddle board inflated?

How do I deflate and store my inflatable SUP?

What PSI do I inflate my inflatable stand up paddle board to?

How do I install the center fin on an inflatable paddleboard?

Do Tower inflatable paddle boards come with a warranty?

Is there a repair kit with my iSUP? What's included?

What is the grey plastic wrench in my inflatable paddle board repair kit for?

Is it normal to have a big bubble on my iSUP? What about clusters of little bubbles?

How do I fix a leaking valve on an inflatable paddle board?

How do I patch an iSUP paddle board?

Is an inflatable paddle board small enough to carry on a plane?

Hard Standup Paddle Board FAQs

How can I track my hard paddleboard shipment?

How does my SUP ship? 

My SUP arrived but not the rest of my order. What happened? 

How do I make my stand up paddle board track straighter?

How is the vent plug installed on a hard SUP? 

What are side SUP fins used for? Do I need side fins?

What is the hex wrench that came with my SUP fin for?

How do I ride a standup paddle board?

How do I repair my SUP paddle board?

How do I install the center fin on a stand up paddle board?

SUP Paddle FAQs

What is the best stand up paddling technique?

How do I paddle my SUP board?

Do stand up paddle board paddles float?

Can a SUP paddle be used as a kayak paddle?

Will Tower Paddle Boards cut and glue my SUP paddle?

How do I know what length my standup paddle should be?

How do I cut a SUP paddle?

How do I epoxy my stand up paddle handle?

How do I care for my SUP paddle?

Can my paddle damage the side rails of my paddle board?

Can a SUP paddle snap?

Hopefully, our paddle board resource list helps you learn more about stand up paddle boarding and prepares you to get your own paddle board someday. 

Stephan Aarstol
Founder & CEO
Tower Paddle Boards