Growing up in Hawaii, there's nothing more I love than a day at the beach. No longer content to just lie out with a good book, I've got my eyes on the Surftech Laird Pearson stand-up paddleboard ($1790). It turns a lazy beach day into an active workout; SUP works your arms, legs, and core, and it's a great way to cruise the ocean.
This Surftech SUP works for both beginners the more experienced, which means that I won't have to trade it in for a better model as my SUP skills increase. Versatile and durable, it's also lightweight enough to trek to your ocean or lakeside destination.
—Michele Foley, associate editor