There isn't one specific reason to explain the rapid growth in popularity of stand up paddle boarding over the last decade, there are MANY reasons.  There are a variety of ways to SUP, whether you are paddle surfing, river paddle boarding, flat water paddling, or tour paddle boarding.  All types of paddle boarding share the same core concepts.  

No Surf Required - Unfortunately, the majority of the United States isn't located near salt water with great surf conditions.  SJ Paddle Boards allows the lifestyle of stand up paddle boarding to be brought ANYWHERE and to ANY WATER.  Whether you are interested in paddle boarding on a lake in the midwest, a reservoir in Texas, or a scenic river in Colorado, your SJ Paddle Board can be enjoyed ANYWHERE.

Very Easy to Learn - New stand up paddle boarders are typically surprised to learn that they don't require lessons!  Paddle boarding can be learned with a little practice.  Simply start on your knees in shallow water and work your way up to your feet.  

Fun For All Ages and All Athletic Abilities - With a little practice, stand up paddle boarding is a sport that can truly be enjoyed by any age or athletic abilities.  SJ Paddle Board's Oscar 10'6'' inflatable stand up paddle board was designed with versatility in mind.