• Keep things dry. Dry sacks are absolutely essential to keep your gear dry, and there are countless options out there from various companies. Having various bags of different sizes or colors can be helpful for organization (e.g., one sack for clothes, one sack for cooking gear, etc.). If bringing camera gear, a Pelican case can be very helpful.
  • Keep things secure. You need a way to attach these dry sacks with your gear securely to your paddleboard. A SUP for an overnight trip will ideally have tie downs on the nose and/or tail of the board for securing cargo. 
  • Keep things light. You will be carrying all your overnight gear with you on your paddleboard, so you are limited to how much your dry sacks can hold and how much weight you can put on your SUP. Only take what’s essential! 
Dry bags are essential for paddleboard trips. Having a variety of bags with different colors can help with organization. // Photo by Eric Poulin

Written by Eric Poulin