Familiarise yourself with Paddleboarding
First of all, you need to know everything about the sport, such as advantages, disadvantages and dangers. Find out if there is any friend already in the sport. You can join any club that hosts paddling events. Before buying any equipment, take help from someone who knows the sport.
After getting a good idea about the sport, get your equipment. With time, the quality of paddle boards has improved significantly. A combination of fibreglass, epoxy, and/or carbon fibre, paddle boards are available in various lengths, ranging from eight feet to twenty one feet.
Epoxy Surfboard, the latest equipment, is way better than the normal fibreglass. However, such new boards are expensive, ranging from $1,500 to $6,000. One can also buy a used board after making sure that it was well kept by the ex-owner. There is no need to spend too much money in the beginning.
Get out on the water
Since, you have already familiarised yourself with the sport, it is now time to get out on the water. Hopefully, you have a trainer or friend to go with. It is always better to make your first try alongside a trainer.
If you are not fully prepared, you always have safer options. Instead of going out into the ocean, look for canals, lakes, and other protected bodies of water.
Protect your equipment
After playing with the water, you cannot afford to put the board anywhere. The equipment must be placed at a safe location, like garage or storeroom.