Whatssup When You Fill a Board with Helium? Helium SUP!

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The new trend in our sport this year will clearly be Helium Stand Up Paddling. After we have witnessed Stand Up Paddling experience a massive boom in recent years, we think it will soon develop another explosion of growth with this new discipline: Helium SUP.  Watch the video below to find out how to do it.

Rise Above the Rest with Helium SUP this Season!

The inventors of Helium SUP, from the online blog source StandingPaddlers.com explain how they came upon the idea to fill their inflatable paddleboards with helium.

We were looking for a way to practice the sport of stand up paddling even in cooler weather. Winter is over but the water temperatures are still too cold for many people to go out paddling.”

Learn how to safely store your board for winter HERE.

Their idea was to discover a way to use their paddleboard on land as well.

Helium Stand UP paddling sunset paddle
Whether you’re on land or above it, helium has alternative uses for stand up paddling this season. What’s in your stand up paddleboard? Photo by: Standing Paddlers

The solution? It is as simple as it is ingenious. With the dynamic help of helium, the stand up paddle board is made to float. Now, nothing stands in the way of a paddle tour across the fields and meadows. Fortunately, the inventors were up front with a window seat in physics at school, so they were not constrained by the laws of nature.

Unfortunately, the whole thing only works on April 1. The rest of the year, it takes various tools and a lot of computer magic to make the SUP float. In their blog post, the makers give an insight into how they managed to make their inflatable paddleboard fly!

Happy April Fool’s everybody!  🙂

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.