Hobie kayaks and Stand up paddle boards (STP) is the ideal combination for your fishing or diving hobby. These boats give you all the speed and stability needed for your diving or snorkeling expeditions! These watercraft can be used for all kinds of water activities; however, one type that is gaining in popularity is the Stand Up Paddle Board; so, we will go over the differences between a Stand Up Paddle Board and a Hobie Kayak. First, it is important to understand the differences between the Stand Up paddle Board and the Hobie kayak. Both boats use their oars for propulsion; however, the difference is the way they are used. A Stand up paddle board has a fixed paddle on the front that is connected to the rudder via an axle and is then pushed forward to propel the boat forward. Now, a Hobie kayak uses a paddle on its front that is then propelled with the help of a motor or paddle. The paddle itself is powered by the person pushing it. However, if you have an electric paddleboard then you have the ability to paddle it by yourself. This boat differs from a Stand Up paddle board as the paddle on the front is fixed and does not move while paddling. It is important to note that many people will confuse a Stand Up paddle board and a Hobie kayak as they both use similar paddle types. However, in general, a Stand Up paddle board is more stable and offers more maneuverability for those who prefer this style. Finally, what makes a Stand Up paddle board more suitable than a Hobie kayak is that the Paddle on the front of Stand up paddle boards is fixed to the hull of the boat and not a fixed paddle on the front of the Hobie kayak. In other words, you will find that a Stand up paddle board can be steered much easier than a Hobie, thus making it more enjoyable for those who enjoy fishing or snorkeling.
So, there you have it, a brief review of the two basic types of boats and what they are best known as; the Hobie and the Stand up Paddle board (also known as a HOP). Now that you know these basic differences, go out and get out there and try some water! Hobie kayaks are great water vessels for a variety of water activities, but they are probably best known for being the boats for snorkeling and diving. This is because they can be used in shallow areas of the ocean for more intense underwater explorations and are often easier to navigate. Stand up paddle boards on the other hand, are best known for their versatility, as they can also be used for a variety of recreational activities such as kayaking, wakeboarding, snorkeling, and other water sports. If you would prefer to dive, you can purchase a specialized dive boat, but there are many affordable Stand up paddle boards that are great for beginners. For more advanced watersports, you can purchase a full dive kit that includes an inner tube and dive lights so you don't have to worry about the rigors of diving. So, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned diver, these are just the right vessels for your needs. There is a lot more to Stand up paddle boards than just what is mentioned here. While these are my personal favorites, they are just as good at boating, fishing, or just simply enjoying the calm waters of the ocean. Once again, if you have any questions about how to best utilize a Hobie or a Stand up paddle board, please do not hesitate to ask a local sales person, or visit the manufacturer website. These are great boats to have fun with and to use year round! So, if you are interested in having a good time on the water, take a break from your daily grind, or weekly schedule and try out a Stand Up Paddle or Hobie. boat. It will be a blast!