For most of us a little fun in the sun is a few months away, but that shouldn’t stop you from gearing up for the summer and taking up a new sporting hobby like standup paddle boarding! The worlds fastest growing water sport gives nearly anyone at any age to experience of surfing whether you want to rip some waves or just cruise around the water. Standup paddleboarding (SUP) is also a great cardio workout. There are two basic types of boards: Surfing-style board, which resembles the shaped of oversized longboards. This board is Wide and entertains a flat bottom, these are built for stability and not speed. This style means you can cruise comfortably and effortlessly across flat water or slow-moving rivers, there great for long distance trekkers and can also paddle into the face of low waves. If your looking to take your paddle boarding to the extreme you can buy a displacement-hull board, these longer, aerodynamic boards will more freely slice through water and were primarily designed for, fitness paddling, competition and racing. If you want to get your feet wet in this new sport, click below to see some of the best standup paddleboards.