We have all been enjoying some hot fun in the summer sun. Depending on where you live, summer might be nice and long or incredibly short. Either way, the best way to get the most out of your summer SUP time is to be prepared.

You’re going to want to have your iROCKER backpack fully packed and ready to go at all times so you don’t miss out on a single sunny day of SUP. To help, we’ve assembled this list of three summer SUP essentials. You’re welcome!

1. Your Pump

You might even want a spare pump. There’s nothing worse than trekking out to the perfect SUP spot to find out you left your pump at home. If you have a SUP buddy and your buddy has a pump, problem solved but time is wasted.

To be safe, consider having two pumps at the ready, and one completely dedicated to living inside your iROCKER backpack. The affordable price point of our Dual Action Hand Pump makes having a back-up pump an easy decision.

If you use our Electric SUP Pump, you know all about saving time. Still, it doesn’t hurt to have a spare pump in your pack.

2. Sun Essentials

You know what ruins a sunny SUP day? A sunburn. Ouch.

So be sure to stock up on a great quality ocean-friendly sunscreen. We simply know too much about the effects of too much sun and worse, getting a sunburn. There’s really no reason to take a risk when it comes to the sun.

You also might want to keep an iROCKER cap in your pack. It not only keeps the sun out of your eyes and off your face, it helps cut down on water glare. Triple bonus: it covers up your SUP hair. If a summer SUP date is in your future, think about bringing along a spare for your lucky special someone.

3. Fluids

Every exercise requires lots of water or good-quality electrolytes. In summer, it’s more important than ever to carry along enough beverages for you and your SUP buddies to stay hydrated. Of course, keeping your tasty drinks cold is always a challenge. To solve this problem, you will want to have some iROCKER Koozies keeping cold things cold and hot things hot? (But how does it know? Ok one iRocker silly joke used). Who said iRocker SUP does not have a sense of humor…

What is your absolute Summer SUP essential? We’d love to know. Please use the fields below to send us a note or even better, your favorite summer SUP pics.