You've just gotten the bug for the newest thing on the water SUP, or Stand Up Paddling. You took a lesson or borrowed a friends board and now want to buy one for yourself.
Buying an SUP is a costly purchase and should be done wisely. When it comes to an SUP there are many things to take into consideration. One is the size of the person. Two is the experience of the person who will paddle on the SUP. Three is the conditions that the SUP will be used in.
In most cases where an SUP will be used is flat water. The majority of SUP's will be used on water that is not really moving, lakes, slow streams, and maybe a flat ocean. When it comes to buying your new or used SUP there are a few things to take into cosideration. Most surf or SUP shops will carry a few of the many brands that are available. Most locations will allow you to test drive an SUP to see how you like it. Schools teach and introduce newbees on how to use the paddle and how to work with the SUP before a purchase is needed. The newest craze on the water for surfing, and cross training with low impact.