Adventures with Your Best Friend: Glide SUP Pup & YOU

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When you go on adventures you want your best friend with you. We are talking about that adventure dog you travel with.  In order to have your pup comfortable and secure out there on the water, here are a few colorful tips to make sure both you and your SUP pup are safe & stable while exploring the waterways on your Glide SUP.

SUP Pup on Adventure!  What to Bring for Safety:

When you are taking your dog and stand up paddle board out on the water, you want to make sure you’re prepared for everything. From snacks to water, you’ve got it all for an afternoon of fun & frolic with your pup on board. Here are some tricks of the trade from Glide for safely paddling with your SUP pup!

PFD (Personal Flotation Device):  Make sure you have a PFD on your vessel or around your waist. Some paddlers opt to have a PFD on their pup as well. This is entirely up to you and your experience with your dog’s ability to swim. A PFD or life jacket is also something you want to consider deeply depending on how well your dog will stay on the board. It also makes it easier to snag Fido with a life jacket on if he does slide off.  With a harness on him, you can 1-2-3, pluck him up and place him back on top of your SUP. Most dogs love it!

Leash (Leashes Save Lives!):  Tether yourself to the board with a leash. We recommend Glide SUP’s coiled leash to offer both mobility and flexibility.  It looks pretty dang good too! Then, to protect your pupper, use your leash  – if rope-based – to tether them onto the front of your board. Our Glide SUP hard boards and inflatables SUPs also have tie-down straps at the front to make for a perfect place to support your puppy.

Location (Where to Place Your Fur Ball): Have your furry friend tied to the front of the paddle board so you can keep an eye on him. You also want to be prepared if the water looks delicious & enticing for Ruffs and he decides to jump in. Bombs away!

Glide SUP pup on sup

Snap a SUP Pup Pic: Make Everyone Happy

Pictures:  Be sure to grab a picture or two of you and your pal because it’s just adorable.  Use your self-timer on your phone, a GoPro or grab a friend who can snap your shot to make some memories with your BFF on board!

There you have it! A few tips to keep you and your puppy safe while on a SUP!

Written by:  Shay Riggin
Glide SUP

About GLIDE:

GLIDE is devoted to building the most durable SUP’s on the market. They are a brand founded by paddlers to create boards with shape and construction that is unparalleled.
Glide Paddlesports has been creating the most durable, high performance boards in paddlesports since 2010. Their unique construction coats the EPS and fiberglass core with a patent pending GSS. This polymer layer withstands impact far beyond normal use, while still maintaining a lightweight profile. With hand designed shapes to cover any style of paddling, Glide boards out perform and drastically outlast other brands in a market that’s trending to quality and longevity. Whether you are a casual paddler or a large outfitter, Glide’s performance and durability will keep you cruising through lakes, oceans, and rivers when the water is calling.  For more information, check out:

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.