Other than keeping food and beverages cold, why would you buy a custom cooler for your SUP?
Of course anglers can sit on the cooler to tie a fly on or manage gear more easily. But the benefit of having a cooler on your SUP extends beyond fishing applications. Sitting on a cooler lowers your center of gravity, making it easier to navigate waves or tricky sections of a river. This is great for three reasons. 1) It allows you to use your board in conditions that might have made you leery otherwise. 2) It also gives kids and beginners a stable platform to get out on the SUP. 3) You will find yourself staying out on the water longer because you are able to use different muscle groups when paddling from both a seated and standing position.
The custom SUP cooler offers a huge array of gear management options that you can’t get on an SUP without a cooler. SUPonthefly offers a great track options for coolers, using YakAttack’s 4″ GearTracs and 8″ GearTracs. Once a track has been installed, you have an endless array of gear management solutions at your fingertips. Attach a holder for your spinning rod with the YakAttack Zooka Tube or a holder for you fly rod with the YakAttack Fly Rod Holder with RAM mount. You can also add a YakAttack PanFish GoPro mount for capturing the fishing action with your GoPro camera, and even a YakAttack PanFish with Dog Bone extension arm for capturing professional-looking photos with your prize fish. A RAM mount beverage holder holds your beverage of choice while you rig your rod. And the YakAttack Retractable Leash keeps essential gear on the SUP, not at the bottom of a lake or stream.
So to rehash the question Why Use a Cooler for SUP? Answer: By offering the benefits of stability and customization, a custom SUP cooler turns your stand-up paddle board into the ultimate fishing platform.