Health & Fitness

Atoll Boards Explores the Importance of Pacing SUP Sessions



Like any other demographic, every member of the stand-up paddle board (SUP) community is unique. While some people enjoy a fast-paced SUP workout that burns an impressive amount of calories, others opt for a calm, comforting, and casual pace. In any case, it is up to the individual to get exactly what they want out of their paddling practices. On a related note, in a series of recent publications, Atoll Boards explores the importance of pacing SUP sessions. Throughout this collection of entries, the company’s SUP experts cover a wide variety of topics. Among them, one will find the following blogs: ‘How Long Does It Take To Paddle Board a Mile?’, ‘How Long Should A SUP Session Last?’, and ‘How Long Does It Take To Recover From SUP-ing?’. 

In the first article, ‘How Long Does it Take to Paddle Board a Mile?’, the company shares a wealth of information, including all of the variables that can impact the speed of one’s paddling experiences. According to the team at Atoll Boards, the following factors can play a critical role in any given SUP adventure: the strength, fitness, and conditioning of the paddler; the physical board itself; the dimensions of the board; the material with which it is made; water conditions, currents, etc; and the direction of the wind, its speed, and the paddler’s location in relation to it. Naturally, all of these factors are more thoroughly detailed in the full-length composition.

Similarly, in its second blog, ‘How Long Should A SUP Session Last?’, the inflatable SUP (iSUP) manufacturer offers an in-depth look at all the different types of sports, workouts, and recreational activities that one can do atop an iSUP. Included in this lengthy list, one will find fishing, surfing, racing, touring, meditation, yoga, etc. Furthermore, the team at Atoll Boards dives into the details of how all these various forms of exercise deliver different results in terms of calories burned, muscle development, soreness, etc. What’s more, the third and final entry is an apropos conclusion to this fascinating train of thought.

Last but certainly not least, there is an abundance of information in the blog entitled ‘How Long Does It Take To Recover From SUP-ing?’. In it, the iSUP producer presents a compelling timeline for what one can expect from a traditional SUP workout in terms of muscle pain, soreness, etc. According to the team at Atoll Boards, minor symptoms like a healthy ‘burn’ are normal for the first day or two after a paddle. When it switches from classic to concerning, however, is around the four-day mark. As stated by the SUP professionals, “[If] you’re still experiencing any significant or serious pain after four or five days, then something may be wrong. If that happens, please seek professional medical help immediately.” The company then goes on to explain that such lingering pains could indicate a potential injury which may not go away on its own. 

Suffice it to say, there is a surplus of valuable insights in all three of these entries as well as all the other articles included in the official Atoll Boards blog. To learn more about the iSUP manufacturer, the Atoll Boards brand, or anything else, interested parties are encouraged to visit the company online at Additionally, to speak with a representative, all are welcome to 877-698-8581 or send an email to Please note, however, that this is not the proper channel of communication for prospective partners; rather, such individuals are invited to send all business inquiries to the company’s sales team via email at Members of the public can stay up to date with the brand by following @atollboards on select social media platforms, such as X, Facebook, and Instagram. The company is headquartered at 9121 Atlanta Avenue, Suite #213, 92646.

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