What’s on the Market in Women’s SUP Gear

This is a sponsored gear review from SUP Magazine’s Fall 2016 Women’s Issue.

Betty Designs: FLY Rashguard


Putting functional fabric and playful patterns at the forefront of their apparel, Betty Designs entered the women's endurance sports market in 2010 and has been turning heads ever since. After introducing a surf legging to the SUP market last year, Betty Designs continues to make waves with the perfect rash guard for active adventures in SUP and surf.

BIC SUP: 11' WING Wahine


The 11' WING is a touring SUP designed for fitness paddling, flatwater cruising, and open ocean touring. It's geared towards women looking for a board with excellent glide that is both versatile and easy to ride. The "Little" Wing is ideal for beginners up to 175 pounds, with plenty of flotation for larger, intermediate riders.

Boardworks: MUSE 10'6"


Beautiful and inspiring, the Muse will take you to magical places. Perfect for all-around paddling, comfortable cruising, SUP yoga, and mellow surfing, this board is truly a pleasure to paddle. The Muse is loaded with features you will love, including a hull design that delivers comfortable stability and smooth glide in a variety of water conditions, lightweight construction with an ergonomic handle for easy carrying and an ultra-comfortable croc skin deck pad.

Boga: 11' Tiburon


BOGA redefined touring years ago by releasing the original 11' Tiburon shape. This lightweight board performs well in both flatwater and ocean conditions and has all the features of a full-on touring model including multiple tie down points, GoPro mount, wood grain deck pad and true race-style cutting bow for smooth paddling. A totally new shape in 2016, the nose is modeled after our award-winning race designs but with the stability and glide you look for in a touring board. We also have this board in 12'6" for larger paddlers.



"Not Your Boyfriend's Board." We at Snapdragon Stand Up take this motto to heart. With the exploding popularity of SUP among women, we created a unique line specifically for ladies. Our mission is for women to enjoy their experience, whether it be gliding peacefully on a lake, shredding waves in the ocean or practicing their favorite yoga pose. Snapdragon SUPs are stable, lightweight boards that are easier to transport, get on and off the car and down to the beach or lake. Our boards offer a full spectrum of colors and graphics ranging from 9'2" to 11'6", created specifically for the female paddler.

Hammerhead: Paddle Skateboards


High performance paddle skateboard invented and fine-tuned by a long-time standup paddle surfer. Hammerhead's unique patented nose design, wide multi-ply wood deck with front and back wheel openings, real SUP deck padding and our adjustable, reinforced carbon fiber Hammerhead Land Paddle gives you a high performance, super comfortable and realistic standup paddle experience. Make your own waves!

Local Honey Designs: Reversible Jessica Top & Reversible Moorea Bottom

top $60 / bottom $68

Local Honey Designs specializes in reversible swimwear for waterwomen, yogis, travelers and the free spirit in all of us! Our mission is to provide only the highest quality products, maintaining excellent fit and performance inspired by our appreciation for Mother Nature and active lifestyles.

MTI: SUP Safety Belt


MTI's SUP Safety Belt is a smart choice for women. And not just because it's pink. There's brains behind the beauty. Like all MTI inflatables, it has a full yoke bladder on the inside of the pouch. When inflated, a yoke bladder is easier to swim in and offers better neck and head support in the water. The CO2 cylinder with bayonet offers a true reading of the arming status of the vest. If the window shows "green" you know that you are "good to go."  USCG Type III approved, it's legal worn or carried. But with something so pretty, the smart gal will be happy to just make the choice to "Wear It."

Pau Hana Surf Supply: Moon Mist


The Pau Hana Moon Mist finds a good balance between stability and performance. Designed for the surfing yogi, it is perfect for comfortably transitioning through yoga poses or ripping across the face of a wave. The Moon Mist is the one board to cover all bases for the adventurous yogi.

Sweet Waterwear: Exxy Top & Leilani Capri

Top $44 / Capri $110

Exxy Top is a secure and minimalist active top that holds you in without the restriction of most sports bras. Double-side straps and shoulder straps crossover on the backside, keeping straps off the neck and away from the shoulder blades.

Brand new from the 2017 "Sweet Kiss" Collection, the Leilani Capri conveys beauty and serenity. With tranquil water print accents & alluring mesh detail the Leilani is sure to please just as well as it performs.  Flattering cut and fit. Comfortable yoga waistband folds down to any height. Great for SUP & SUP yoga – hidden silicone elastic gripper keeps this capri from slipping down. Handy back waistband pocket zips to secure items.

Townes & Co: SUPhipster


If you have ever struggled to carry your board and said, "There has to be a better way,"…there is! Introducing the SUPhipster, a board carrier and all-in-one SUP utility system–board carrier/hydration/gear bag/back support. The first SUP carry system that actually works. Effortlessly transfer the weight of your board to your waist and legs and off your arms, shoulders, back and neck. Revolutionary design allows you to comfortably carry your board on your hip using the SUPhipster's patent pending hook holster design.

West Marine: Scout Paradise and Surfstow Paddle

$899.99 and $199.99

High performance and bold styling make the adjustable Surfstow paddle perfect for paddlers of all sizes. It features lightweight carbon fiber construction, the PadLok adjustable clasp, and a composite shaft.

Slightly larger than their proven Misstyk shape, Jimmy Styks' Scout Paradise Standup Paddleboard offers greater stability and buoyancy for a smooth, comfortable ride in a variety of conditions. Stable enough for yoga, yet agile enough to ride waves. Long enough for touring or cruising, yet curvier for enhanced maneuverability. A true all-around performer!

This is a sponsored gear review from SUP Magazine’s Fall 2016 Women’s Issue.

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