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  Seats on SUP boards?...
  Posted by: tapelgan on May-13-13 12:17 AM (EST)

...I'm planning to give SUP a try.

I'm coming around 3rd base (78 y.o.), and the old bod stiffens easily if kept in one position too long.
That's the main reason I stopped kayaking years ago, and I'm not even using my solo canoe any more. The standing position and full-body activity of SUP might be just the ticket.

However, I might want to sit down, even briefly, once in a while. Sitting on the deck isn't an option, since getting up again might be impossible.

Does anyone make, or has anyone on here invented, a small seat/stool that could be added to a SUP? Probably needs to be 14" high m/l.

My apologies if this topic has already been exhausted here, but I couldn't find relevant info.

Or I could just get a rocking chair and a bigger TV.

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  SUP Seats
  Posted by: jbernard on May-14-13 8:11 PM (EST)
Good for you for trying something new. My mom is 72 and just started SUPping last year. She loves it. SUP is a GREAT activity for developing strength and balance.
Yes to the seat question. I have seen coolers used as seats on sups rigged for fishing. Shouldn't be much of a problem to figure out how to attach something to the board.

  Crazy Creek Camp Chair
  Posted by: Marshall on May-14-13 10:20 PM (EST)
Or any of its ilk will work fine. Tie in a small cooler or filled drybag to font tied downs and that'll provide footbraces. For the fun of it, bring a golf umbrella as a down wind sail.

See you on the water,
The River Connection, Inc.
Hyde Park, NY
  I am thinking of an offbeat race event
  Posted by: slushpaddler on Jun-27-13 3:58 PM (EST)
Sitting SUP umbrella sailing!
  SUP seat available soon
  Posted by: old_user on Jul-31-13 2:36 PM (EST)
Hello, we have the perfect sup seat for you. VentureGlide is the first patented SUP seat in the market and will be in full production soon.

Meantime you can visit us at to see it in action and sign up for our VIP priority registration that will let you know when the product becomes available.
  I like it from what i see
  Posted by: just1more on Aug-04-13 6:23 PM (EST)
Hopefully wont be too overpriced so i can order a couple. (husband needs a knee replacement so less paddling time on his feet with full weight would be great!)
  Posted by: jimx200 on Aug-16-13 8:27 PM (EST)
Venture Glide seat looks very good! Hope you sell a bunch as I hear people complain all the time about the need to sit for awhile.
  VentureGlide pre summer sale
  Posted by: Goodboard on Mar-19-15 6:47 PM (EST)
The ventureGlide is having a pre summer sale starting April 1, 2015 for $179.95 and check out the new video's
  Posted by: paddletothesea on Aug-20-13 4:39 PM (EST)
  I didnt see into on attaching
  Posted by: just1more on Aug-31-13 6:12 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Aug-31-13 6:17 PM EST --

the permanent base (Info..not into)- not keen on that at all. Like the VentureGlide idea much better

  If not surfing use canoe for SUP!
  Posted by: JeffOYB on Sep-16-13 11:16 AM (EST)
To get your seat back, just use a canoe for SUP. That is, if you're not surfing or out in the wind. On protected waters, Canoe-SUP is the way to go. Enjoy the best of all worlds: standing, sitting, cargo, passengers, etc.
  I have used the Cabelas universal
  Posted by: mickjetblue on Sep-22-13 5:48 PM (EST)
storage box, although it is lower in height.
I tie it with a rope to the rear loop as a safety.
When combined with knee pads, it provides the same basic canoe kneeling/seated position, although you are only on a board. The box also has a waterproof gasket, and doubles for utility storage. And, it will float.

Just move it back a bit when standing up.
When you need a break from standing, bring it forward,
and relax. This kneeling/seated position does require an adjustment of holding position with the standup paddle. It is still faster than any canoe I have paddled.
  standing canoe
  Posted by: thepalins on Feb-01-14 7:23 PM (EST)
I was thinking about this myself and I had the idea of gluing on a foam pedestal thats used in whitewater canoes. You would kneel on this so it should be easy to use without having to move your feet much. I decided just too use my canoe with a SUP Paddle and it works great. I use a Wenonah encounter which is very stable and turns easily. I stood up on it almost the entire 8 mile run on Juniper springs which is rated one of the difficult rivers to paddle. The canoe keeps me dry offers more protection from alligators and gives me a seat to sit on when I get tired. The downfall of using a canoe however is if you should capsize its much more difficult to rescue yourself.
  sup seat
  Posted by: HighTide on May-29-14 8:04 AM (EST)
never seen the sup seat / venture glide before. could be something i could get into for the long trips...
  Sup Seat
  Posted by: Goodboard on Jul-06-14 2:23 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Dec-02-14 1:24 AM EST --

Hi, I have been using the VentureGlide as a prototype now for about 3 years, I love it , It will be launched in Late July, 2014 and it is actually the Outrigger Canoe Paddle position on a SUP! and you can Change paddle positions from Standup to either position in just 3 seconds without loss of Paddle torque or Paddle cadence. Go to Check out the new Video, Bruce

  Posted by: Gormolt on Sep-26-14 2:34 PM (EST)
Go here and click on Saturn Inflatable SUPs and Sea Eagle Inflatable Boats both of which make boards with strap on seats. You can probably find rigid versions as well. I am just now checking into SUP and thinking of starting with the SOT330. Being able to keep an inflatable SUP/kayak in the truck wherever I go sounds like a plan.
  Saw About A Dozen SUP's Using
  Posted by: clydehedlund on Apr-04-15 3:33 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Apr-07-15 5:02 AM EST --

Those folding aluminum chairs with checkered ribbon seats and backs to sit down on and paddle around and surf at Haleiwa Harbor last Saturday. Seems to work very well and cheap too!





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