We know, new year's resolutions are here today and abandoned tomorrow. But we’re not talking about a treadmill that will end up being a graveyard for your dirty clothes – we’re talking about a sport that you love! So, whether you’re a beginner, weekend warrior, or sunset (or sunrise) paddleboarder, here are five resolutions that you’ll definitely want to keep in 2020.
1. Try New Gear
Maybe you’re in the market for a new or different kind of paddleboard. This is the year to do it. Or maybe you wish it were easier to carry your paddleboard? Well, there are carrying straps for that. Waterproof, floating pouches, waistpacks, or backpacks will also make your SUP life easier. Investing in one or a few new accessories can renew your relationship with SUP.
2. Travel to New Locations
Freshen up an old routine with a change of scenery. It can be anything from packing your gear and driving to a different county to going on paddleboarding destination trip. There are tons of SUP outfitters that can set you up with everything you need – from boards to classes to great accommodations. Just choose a location and budget and get ready for a refreshing change where you’re likely to find some like-minded SUP lovers.
3. Turn on a Friend
You love paddleboarding, so why not introduce it to a friend (or two) – especially if you know someone who’s looking for a change of pace in their exercise routine. Perhaps you remember your first time. What was it that made you fall in love with paddleboarding? Share the love with someone whose company you enjoy, and you just might end up with a new SUP pal.
4. Try a new discipline
With so many different types of paddleboarding, it’s time to try something new this year: downwind, flat water, race, surf, whitewater, fishing, yoga. The choices are almost limitless! If you live inland, take a trip to the coast and try surfing, or if you’d like to try whitewater paddling, find an outfitter who can take you out, so you can learn new techniques and new levels of stroke. You can even take this one step further: try paddleboarding in the winter.
5. Track your progress
Keep a journal or notebook where you can write down your ideas. If you’re training for a competition, this is the perfect way to track the progress you make towards your goal. Seeing your ideas or progress on paper will help you to keep your resolutions and work towards your next goal or adventure.
By sharing your resolutions – whatever they may be, you’ll be more likely to keep them. In fact, we recommend that you enlist other SUP lovers to join you in keeping your new years resolutions!
Duk Gear is an American company that specializes in waterproof cell phone, boating, and sports accessories. A proud member of 1% for the Planet, Duk Gear saves your gear – and the planet!