We had an amazing prone Paddleboard clinic with Cynthia Aguilar last week. There were so many parts and so much knowledge to take away that we decided to break it apart into a series. This is part 1: The Gear.
Any bike water bottles will do. Cynthia loves using her own design with Polar Insulated 24 ounce Bottles. They keep your drinks cold. I will be adding a post on how with a utility knife, tubing from Home Depot and a bite valve from Camelbak, you can make your own water bottle/hose system.
Polar Insulated Water Bottle
Carolina Paddleboard Company Water Bottle
Bark Water Bottle, 6.00, 24-ounce clear Extreme water bottle
Cynthia said not to bother makign your own bottle cage mount. There are three very good options for water bottle cages, systems that fit into a fin box mounted on top front of a paddleboard. There are single bottle cages, doubles, singles with a place for a Garmin, and doubles with a place for a Garmin or speed coach. These fit into a fin box just like a fin would go into the bottom of a board. There is a
Coastal Eddie H1 Bracket with GPS Watch holder: Needs The Wedge to hold a watch $54.99
Coastal Eddie Foam Wedge to hold GPS watch on H1 Bracket: $7.99
The H2 is a double bottle holder from Coastal Eddie, $54.99
Wonder Bracket from Coastal Eddie holds two water bottles and a gps, gel bottle, etc. $69.99
Thumb Screw that connects the bottle cage to the board in the fin box, keeping it secure.
4OZ Gel Flask with Velcro for top of bracket on Wonder Bracket version
Bark Single Water bottle Cage, $40.00 The black aluminum single water bottle cage comes with bracket, mounting screw, and spare vent plug. Cage sits slightly raised off the deck of the board to allow easy flow of water around the cage.
Bark Double Water Bottle Cage, $45.00 The black aluminum double water bottle cage comes with bracket, mounting screw, and spare vent plug. Cage sits slightly raised off the deck of the board to allow easy flow of water around the cage.
Coastal Eddie is an easy option for getting replacement vent plugs. They are cheap and NECESSARY if you have the kind that you can open and close manually as opposed to production boards that have the built-in two-way vents.
Coastal Eddie Replacement Vent Plugs $5.00
And don’t forget my favorite carry the bottles to the car and the wet clothes back container from Home Depot