Stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) offer water enthusiasts a fun way to enjoy some quality time outdoors while also getting a nice workout. However, with the passage of time, technological advancements have transformed the way you can enjoy paddle boarding—and that’s by motorizing it. But you must be wondering, “why should I motorize my SUP? I enjoy paddle boarding the way it is.” Well, there are several reasons why you would want to motorize your stand up paddle board, and below we’ll go over several reasons why:
Eliminates Common Hazards
Did you know there is an average of 5 deaths per summer related to SUP accidents? Many of these are due to the water conditions getting out of control and drowning due to exhaustion. Let’s go over a common situation any paddler may encounter while paddling on their SUP:
You’re heading out to your morning paddle, paddling through the bay and around the cove. It looks like the perfect day, and you confidently keep paddling on. You feel your shins burning and your core crunching, but you still paddle on. After about an hour or two, the sun is higher, and you're now ready to cruise back. The waves start growing and the winds are picking up. As the tide begins to shift and evade you, your legs are starting to feel the strain. Next thing you know, the current is pulling you out, and you’re battling the waves and wind that have gone against you. What follows after is an extremely exhausting finish or a rescue mission.
As stand up paddle boarding is becoming rapidly one of the most popular water sports around; it’s also causing a growing number of rescue missions. Fortunately, these situations can be entirely prevented by simply motorizing your SUP. Whether you want to use your motor the entire time or only for emergency situations, motorizing your paddle board has become an integral element in stand up paddle boards.
Enhances Your Paddling Experience
While your safety is one of the top reasons to motorize your SUP, we cannot deny the fact that motorizing your paddle board will enhance your overall experience! Having fun is the reason why we all started paddleboarding, right? Of course, paddling the traditional way is enjoyable, but you’ll be impressed by how much more exciting your paddle boarding experience can get with a motor! It’ll allow you to paddle faster, cover more water, and explore more in less time—without having to over-exhaust yourself.
How Do I Motorize My SUP?
The Bixpy J-2 Outboard kit can motorize your SUP in no time. The J-2 Outboard kit has many features that make it the perfect solution for your motorized needs. The motor itself runs for approximately 80 minutes at top speed and up to 12 hours at slower speeds and operates via wireless remote control with 12 forward speeds and three reverse speeds. At top speeds, the Bixpy J-2 motor will have you cruising on your board at about 4.5 MPH. The ultralight setup (weighs just 9 lb. including battery and motor) makes it the perfect partner for your light inflatables. It is waterproof and dirt resistant, with an Outboard Power Pack and remote that float in case of accidental slippage.
Motorize Your SUP with Bixpy
Motorizing your SUP is a smart idea as it not only eliminates common hazards, but also augments your SUP experience. We hope this blog helped you see why you should motorize your SUP. If you're ready to get a motor for your paddleboard, contact Bixpy today! Feel free to explore all of our motor options by clicking here.