2014 Women's SUP Essentials

Get creative on the water with an upwind workout, or take the dog for a mellow session.

—Amy Jurries (Inga Hendrickson)

Get creative on the water with an upwind workout, or take the dog for a mellow session.

—Amy Jurries

Tahoe SUP Bliss Sport

Made from sustainable paulownia wood, the Bliss ($1,699) is narrow and light for easy maneuverability both on and off the water. It’s the ideal starter board for flat-
water exploration.

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Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat Life Jacket

Strategically placed closed-cell foam panels keep your dog comfortably afloat in the swimming position. A reinforced handle makes easy work of 
pulling her back on board after a cooling dip ($80).

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Sperry Chime Shoes

A grippy water shoe ($80) that looks great with a dress? You bet. The footbed, midsole, and outsole all work together to trick your mind into thinking you’re barefoot, promoting greater stability and balance over uneven terrain.

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Body Glove Performance L/A Fitted Rash Guard

Elastic at the wrists and waist, together with a boardshorts connector, ensures no skin goes uncovered ($40).

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Patagonia Barely Baggies Shorts

Just as quick-drying and water-resistant as the originals, these surf shorts ($49) use a lower waistband, a shorter inseam, and side slits to add a little fashionable flair while on the board. An inner drawcord ties into your rash guard for full-skin protection.

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NRS Lil Kahuna PFD

Life jackets are required when paddling outside surf or swim zones. This lightweight belt-pack-style PFD ($90) is no bigger than a fanny pack. In case of emergency, simply pull a short lanyard to inflate the life jacket rolled up inside via a pressurized CO2 cartridge.

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Hala Butterknife Double Bladed SUP Paddle

Conquer the fiercest headwinds, currents, or even whitewater with this versatile double-bladed paddle($299). A handle hidden behind one of the fiberglass blades allows for the standard stand-up stroke, but once the going gets tough, simply drop to your knees and paddle like a kayaker.

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Tide and Pool Oh Hi Towel

Plush and oversize, this cotton-terry towel ($90) is pure indulgence—we loved it after a chilly paddle.

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