• Why choose Maddle?

    Whether you’re going on a solo adventure down a river, hanging out with friends on the beach, or doing yoga selfies a mile off shore, you can count on Maddle to make the most of it. With a variety of unique designs to choose from each season, Maddle turns waterways into runways and lets you express your style—whatever it is.

     

    Surfboards, snowboards, and skateboards all hold iconic places in visual culture, inspiring uniqueart through board design, film, graphic design and architecture. But let’s be real. Traditional paddle boards aren’t exactly known for their tone-setting design.

     

    We created Maddle to change that and to build a community of creative spirits who are eager to explore rivers, lakes, and coastlines in style. Each season, we invite some of our favorite artists and designers to collaborate on new designs, so that you can make waves on water. Merely getting from A to B has never been our thing. We believe it’s all about how you get there.

     

  • What is the difference between The Originals & The Signature Collection?

    At Maddle, we're all about enhancing your paddleboarding experience with top-notch quality and innovative design. Our inflatable paddleboards are no exception, offering the perfect blend of performance, durability, and style. If you're wondering about the difference between our two popular collections, The Originals and The Signature Collection, let us break it down for you!

    Construction and Performance : Both collections feature the 'All around' design with a super light & rigid Double Layer MSL Fusion construction to ensure you get the best stability and maneuverability on the water.

    The Signature Collection : For those looking for the ultimate paddleboarding experience, The Signature Collection is a perfect choice. These boards boast premium designs that turn heads wherever you go. As a bonus, every board in the SS24 Signature Collection comes with a free electric pump valued at $125 CAD. This means you'll spend less time inflating your board and more time enjoying your adventure on the water.

    The Signature Collection is designed for those who want the best of the best!

    The Originals Collection : If you're looking for exceptional quality at a friendly price, The Originals Collection is for you. These boards feature the same improved construction and performance as The Signature Collection but with a more minimalistic design. The Originals Collection comes with all the necessary accessories for your paddleboarding needs, excluding the electric pump.

    It's the perfect choice for those who value affordability without compromising on quality!

  • What are the board specifications?

    Perfect for beginners & intermediate paddles, all of our paddle boards are "All around" with a super light & rigid Double Layer MSL Fusion construction to ensure you get the best stability and maneuverability on the water. 

    For an optimal experience, we recommend inflating from 15 to 18 PSI. 

    Our Maddles come equipped with an anti-slip grip for a safe ride, a set of D-rings for multi-purpose attachments, and elastic strings to secure your gear. Plus, the top, middle and bottom handles make it easy to transport, whether you’re crossing a sandy beach or slippery rocks!

    Height: 10’6’’
    Width: 32’’
    Thickness: 6’’
    Board weight: 13 lb
    Weight limit: 350 lb
    Construction: Extra-light & rigid double layer fusion MSL construction, Durable military grade PVC, Drop-stitch technology

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  • What's in the box?

    We want to make sure you have the best experience possible, so all of our Maddle designs come with all the necessary accessories for your adventures! 

     

    Alongside with your paddle board, your box will include :

    • A lightweight Aluminium Paddle 
    • 3 clip-in fins (2 small side fins, 1 large central fin)
    • One sturdy transport bag 
    • One 10’ security leash
    • One dual-action manual pump
    • One repair kit (PVC patch and valve wrench)
    • The owner's manual

     

  • How to Stand Up Paddle Board

    Inflatable paddle boards are the perfect type of board to learn how to stand up paddleboard (SUP) on as they’re known to be more forgiving than hard boards. Most inflatable boards have a weight capacity of about 350 pounds and the standard dimensions are perfect for beginners to get started in this water sport.


    If you want to enjoy the many benefits of SUP including spending time in nature and getting in a full body workout, we’ve got all the helpful tips you need to get started.

     

    Step 1 - Prep yourself and your board

    Step 2 - Choose the right day

    Step 3 - Inflate your paddle board

    Step 4 - Assemble the fins, paddle, and leash

    Step 5 - Get wet - Sit on your board in the water

    Step 6 - Stand up on your paddle board

    Step 7 - Dismount gracefully (Don't worry if you fall)

    Step 8 - Clean, roll & store

    For a more detailed explanation of each step, please read our blog post below!

     

    Learn How to Stand up Paddle Board (SUP)

  • How to use your paddle?

    1. Insert the middle section of the Maddle Paddle in the lower section.
    2. Press on the metallic button to insert the middle section all the way in the lower section. Make sure
      the metallic button pops out of the hole in the lower section. You should hear a clicking sound to know it is properly in place.
    3. Make sure the paddle’s blade is curved away from the user when setting up your paddle and at all
      times when using it.
    4. Insert the handle (upper) section of your Maddle Paddle into the mid-section. Make sure the handle is angled away from the user. The ridge along the length of the upper part will prevent the handle from turning during usage.
    5. While standing up, set the tip of your Maddle Paddle on the ground. Adjust your Maddle Paddle’s length by pulling on the upper part of your Maddle Paddle. Raise your arm up and fold your wrist towards the front. Your wrist should fall over the t-grip (handle) while the paddle is touching the
      ground.
    6. Close the quick-release mechanism on the upper end of the middle part to lock desired height.
    7. If the lock is loose, open the quick-release mechanism and turn the clip clockwise and close it. Repeat this process until it is properly snug. If you cannot close it because it is too tight, turn the clip counterclockwise.

     

  • What can you do with a paddle board?

    Paddle boarding is a great way to have fun and get some exercise at the same time. One of the most enjoyable aspects of paddle boarding is the sense of freedom and adventure it provides. Whether you're exploring calm waters or riding waves, there's a thrill that comes with being out on the water that is difficult to beat. In this blog post, we will list 15 activities that you can do on a paddle board. These activities are sure to get your heart rate up and make you smile!

     

    1. SUP Yoga
    2. Paddle Board Races
    3. Paddle Board Fitness
    4. Paddle Boarding with Your Dog
    5. Paddle Boarding With Your Kids
    6. Bring a Friend
    7. Paddle Boarding at Night
    8. Paddle Board Fishing
    9. Paddle Board Surfing
    10. Paddle Board Tours
    11. Paddle Board Camping
    12. Paddle Board Exploration
    13. Whitewater Paddle Boarding (expert)
    14. Snorkeling and Diving
    15. Paddle Board Picnic

     

    For a more in depth explanation of each activity, please read our blog post below!

    15 Fun Things to Do on a Paddle Board

     

    Friends reading and listening to music on paddle boards

  • What to wear paddle boarding

    Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed whether it’s warm, cold, or raining. That is, provided you dress properly for it.

     

    These are the key safety items you should be wearing on your rides:

    • Life Jacket or Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
    • SUP Leash
    • Safety Whistle
    • Waterproof Flashlight (For when the sun goes down)
    • Sunscreen
    • Helmet (For rough waters such as rivers)

     

    What To Wear for Different Weather and Water Conditions

     

    Hot weather:

    • Bathing suit
    • Rash guard
    • A lightweight t-shirt and shorts

     

    Cold/Windy Weather:

    • Mid-layer: a neoprene wetsuit to retain body heat and protect yourself from hypothermia even if you fall in. The colder the weather, the thicker your wetsuit should be.
    • Outer layer: waterproof jacket
    • Neoprene gloves, a winter hat, and a beanie

     

    Here’s a guide for your paddle boarding footwear choices:

      Pros Cons
    Bare Feet
    • Help you balance well on the board.
    • Offer a good grip.
    • Is a better option for SUP yoga.
    • Feel good in warm weather.
    • Free.
    • No protection for feet in cold weather.
    • No protection against rocks or corals that can cause cuts and scratches on your bare feet.
    Neoprene Shoes
    • Protect your feet from rocks.
    • Insulate you from the cold.
    • Still allow use of toes for balancing.
    • Provide a good grip.
    • Can swim comfortably while wearing them.
    • Fast drying.
    • Breathable.
    • Expensive.
    • Can wear out faster with frequent usage.
    • Water-resistant but not entirely waterproof.

    Another great option is waterproof socks–or aqua socks–as they can be worn on their own without any shoes.

     

     

    For a more in depth explanation of the different apparel, please read our blog post below!

     

    What To Wear Paddle Boarding

  • How to improve your balance on the board

    Falling into the water while paddle boarding can be fun, but it can also be a bit of a bummer—especially when it’s unexpected, unintentional, and if you weren’t wanting to get wet.


    The best way to prevent yourself from “taking a drink” is to improve your balance! Follow these tips and tricks to find your most stable position while paddling.

     

    1. Get the right size of board for you
    2. Opt for a wider board
    3. Use an inflatable paddle board
    4. Paddle on calm water
    5. Position yourself in the center of your board
    6. Start from the knees
    7. Never paddle perpendicular to the wind
    8. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart
    9. Maintain a slight bend in the knees
    10. Look towards the horizon
    11. Keep your shoulders facing forward
    12. Know how to correct a wobble without falling in
    13. Keep your fleet planted
    14. Incorporate balance exercises into your workout routine

     

    For a detailed explanation of each tip please read our blog post below!

     

    How to Improve Balance Paddle Boarding for Beginners | Maddle

     

  • Is there a weight limit?

    Paddle boarding is an awesome workout. It’s fun, low-impact, helps with core strengthening and improving your balance, is great for beginners, and works all your major muscle groups while allowing you to enjoy the water. The best part is that you can load things like your cooler, speaker, and even your pet on board for a truly unique experience.


    Before you embark on your paddle boarding journey, there’s something important you need to consider: just how much weight can a paddle board handle?

     

    Practical Weight Limit vs. Maximum Weight Limit

    The maximum weight limit of a paddle board refers to the absolute maximum amount of weight it can carry while still staying afloat. But if you load the SUP board to its maximum weight capacity, it becomes unsafe, will perform poorly, and may even capsize.


    This brings us to the practical weight limit which is the maximum weight the SUP board can hold without affecting its performance on the water—mainly its stability and maneuverability. The practical/performance weight limit is usually 75% of the maximum weight limit.


    Let’s say you buy a Maddle board with a maximum weight limit of 350 lbs. Technically, you can load 350 lbs on the paddle board, but it’s just not practical as it will be harder to maneuver —not to mention, unsafe—when you’re out in the water. So, you should only load up to 260 lbs, which is its practical weight limit.


    It’s important to consider both weight limits before choosing a stand-up paddle board to ensure that you don’t exceed the SUP weight capacity by accident. This is especially important if you want to go tandem paddle boarding, as you will want a board that can handle the total weight of multiple paddlers.


    Here’s a helpful table with a few examples:

    Maximum Weight Limit Practical Weight limit
    800lbs 600lbs
    550lbs 410lbs
    350lbs 260lbs

     

    But why is a paddle board’s weight capacity even important? Because if you choose an SUP that isn’t able to handle the combined weight of your body plus your gear, you run the risk of toppling over. You’ll also find it harder to paddle. So, finding a paddle board with the right weight capacity is crucial for your safety as well as for your paddle boarding experience.

     

    For a more detailed explanation of the weight limit, please read our blog post below!

     

    Do Paddle Boards Have a Weight Limit?

     

     

  • Why is paddle boarding good for you?

    One of the most freeing feelings in the world is to get on a paddle board and glide out into the open water. But freedom isn’t the only benefit to paddle boarding. There are a number of benefits of paddle boarding ranging from health to social and more.

     

    Paddle boarding is good for you because it promotes a healthy and active lifestyle that gets you outside in the great outdoors. It builds muscular strength and endurance, can help you lose weight, calms your nerves, puts you in a good mood, and so much more.

     

    For a detailed explanation of the benefit read our blog post below!

    15 Benefits of Stand Up Paddle Boarding

  • What should you bring paddle boarding?

    Are you ready to hit the water and experience the thrill of paddle boarding? Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, having the right gear and accessories is essential for a successful and enjoyable stand up paddle boarding adventure.


    Read on for our essential checklist of what to bring when paddle boarding, including must-have items, optional gear, and safety accessories We’ve also answered our most commonly asked questions, so grab your paddle board, slip into your swimsuit, and let's dive in.

    A Quick List: What to Bring Paddle Boarding

    • Life Jacket or Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
    • SUP Leash
    • Paddle Board Repair Kit
    • Safety Whistle
    • Waterproof Phone Pouch
    • Paddle Board Clothing
    • Snacks and Water
    • Sunscreen
    • Dry Bag
    • Kayak Seat
    • Paddle Board Anchor
    • Cold Water Gear
    • Waterproof Floating Bluetooth Speaker

    For an in more depth guide to what to bring have a look at our blog post below!

     

    The Essential Checklist: What to Bring Paddle Boarding

  • Are Maddle boards good for yoga?

    Absolutely! Our boards are rigid enough to provide ample stability for yoga practices. The foam grip also gives sufficient support for a comfortable yoga session. :)

     

    What you’ll need for SUP yoga

     

    Good weather: For the best SUP yoga practice, you’ll want to go paddling when the weather is nice and on a calm body of water. 

     

    Proper clothing: Be sure to wear clothing that’s appropriate to the weather and that’s easy to move in. Athletic wear or a comfortable bathing suit is usually best. 

     

    SPF: Always wear SPF if you’re going to be in the sun for an extended period of time and away from shade. Remember that sunlight is reflected off the water, so during paddle board yoga, you’re getting sun exposure from both above you and below you.

     

    The right kind of paddle board: You’ll want to do SUP yoga on an inflatable board with a large enough surface area. Inflatable paddle boards are more stable than solid boards. Look for an inflatable SUP that’s around 32 inches wide and 10'6 feet long with a soft deck pad. A soft deck pad makes the board a more comfortable platform to do SUP yoga on.

     

    An anchor: A paddle board anchor helps to keep you in place and stops you from floating away while practicing your SUP yoga.

     

    For a complete guide on SUP yoga, here's the detailed article on our blog : 
    https://maddleboards.ca/blogs/news/what-is-sup-yoga

  • Can I Maddle with my dog?

    Yes, you can definitely bring your dog with you on board!

    Simply make sure that your pet is comfortable and train your pup beforehand to do it safely. Some dogs may feel stressed on water outings, especially if it's their first time riding a paddle board.

    To ensure that there’s enough space for you and your furry companion to stand and move around, you need to look for paddle boards that are wide and long. Look for a board that’s at least 10’ long and 32” wide, which is enough to fit most dogs, including large ones, and even multiple dogs.

    You’ll also need a stand-up paddle board that can accommodate the combined weight of you, your dog, and all your gear.

    A life jacket for your dog is always essential when you’re on the water. Some dog breeds tire out quickly, some get overheated in the sun, and some simply can’t swim very well. So, in case your dog jumps or falls into the water, a life jacket will give them some extra buoyancy till you can bring them back on board!

     

    For a complete guide on how to Maddle with your dog, here's the detailed article on our blog : https://maddleboards.ca/blogs/news/paddle-board-with-dog