With smartphone technology at the forefront of innovation, there really is no better way to equip yourself for your next paddle board trip than having your Smartphone loaded with some of the most useful navigational and informational apps. Here we run down our top 5 apps to install ahead of your next adventure.
The Accuweather app offers an accurate and global weather app that displays both real time and forecasted weather. Know how much wind your going to be paddle boarding against, sunscreen you should apply or whether to put on waterproofs with this user-friendly app.
The Go Paddling app has over 25,000 paddling locations across the world with details such as GPS co-ordinate locations and facilities on offer. You can browse for new places to launch your SUP and even check out photos of locations others have taken.
If your planning a coastal SUP adventure the Tides Planner app is one of the most fluent tidal apps on the market. With up to date tide graphs and moon rise and fall times you can use integrate this with your trip planning for maximum preparation.
The Cairn app allows you to share your trip plans with family and friends, find spots with cell coverage and download offline topo maps. Which can all come in handy when trying to find that next place to camp.
The Watersport Tracker app is dedicated to water sports and can map detailed statistics about your paddle including distance, duration, max speed and average speed. You can also log the information into your Health app if paddle sports are part of your fitness routine.
Jen Chrimes is a marketing and design professional that has worked with the outdoor industry for over 9 years. She is also a professional kayaker and avid outdoor enthusiast who loves sharing her knowledge and passion through her work. You can find more about Jen and her work at jenchrimesdesign.com.
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