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The cost of Stand Up Paddling.

New people that are looking to get into the sport of SUP sometimes think that it is “really expensive”.
While the initial cost to buy a good quality board and paddle might seem high – it is a relatively cheap sport to take part in.

A good quality Stand Up Paddle board is around $1500. to $2000., a good quality paddle is approximately $250. to $350. The only other item you need is a leash and those are $39. So for around $2000. you are completely set up and ready to go . . . forever. SUP board will not “wear out” and if you take care of it a good quality board will last a lifetime.
Once you have your SUP equipment – there are no morse costs involved.

Lets compare SUP to a few other sports.

Golf – acomparablequality set of clubs is around $1500. The “expensive” part of golf is that it is between $50. and $150. every time you want to play.

Wakeboarding / wakesurfing / waterskiing / – a similar quality water toy is around $750. Then you have to not only own a boat – $20,000. to $120,000., you also have to put gas in it every time you use it.

Even snowboarding (our favorite winter sport) is way more expensive than SUP. A decent quality snowboard set up is around $1000., plus you need jacket, pants, gloves, goggles, helmet, etc for another $500. minimum. And like Golf – you have to pay to play with lift tickets in the mountains being at least $75. per day.

So even though SUP may look like an expensive sport – it is no different (and actually cheaper in most cases) than many other sports.

Golf - $1500. for equipment + you pay every time to play.
Golf – $1500. for equipment + you pay every time to play.
Wakeboarding - $750. for the board + $$$$ for the board + $$$$ for gas.
Wakeboarding – $750. for the board + $$$$$$$ for the boat + $$$$ for gas.
Snowboarding - $1500. for equipment + $$$ for lift tickets.
Snowboarding – $1500. for equipment + $$$ for lift tickets.