What to Bring for a Day of SUP

Summer is here! Time for trips to the lake and sunny days spent at the beach! It’s also the perfect opportunity to try out one of the hottest new fitness trends: stand up paddle boarding! Who doesn’t love getting fit while having fun!?

The best part about SUP is that it doesn’t require a ton of gear. Karolina from Sunkissed Way shares the SUP essentials you need to bring for your day out on the water:

What to Bring for a Day of SUP


Obviously! Staying hydrated in the summer is essential, especially when you’re working on your fitness. SUP is such a great workout, targeting both your upper body and core, so remember to drink plenty of water!


Wear something that moves with you and is comfortable both in and out of the water. Comfort is key for SUP. NEXT Swimwear’s multi-tasking Lined Up Sports Bra provides full support and even has a cute open-back cut out detailing to help you stay fashionable! Pair it with the Next Jump Start short! It’s made of a quick dry fabric and has a built in bikini bottom!

What to Bring for a Day of SUP


Bring a towel with you- just in case! You never know when you might decide to take a dip in the water...planned...or unplanned ;)


After spending a beautiful day in the sun, the last thing you sun lovers want to come home with is a sunburn! Make sure you apply SPF before you head out on the water and re-apply throughout the day.


The reflection of the water can be straight up blinding, so just like your skin, protect your eyes from the sun too. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to pick up a new pair of sunnies!


Last but not least, don’t forget about your lips! Grab some chapstick with SPF to keep your lips moisturized and protected from the sun’s harsh rays.

There you have it! Now there's no reason for you to find yourself up a creek without a paddle! Follow these tips & you'll have everything you need for your day of SUP!

Photography by Jill Shaw Photography